New Winter Weather Advisory and Warning Products

New Winter Weather Warnings and Advisories
The National Weather Service will change to a simplified winter weather warning and advisory product suite this winter.  The purpose of the change is to simplify and clarify the communication and dissemination of winter weather hazards.
This change will combine a number of advisory and warning products into categories associated with similar impacts.  For example, conditions last winter that prompted the issuance of separate winter weather, snow and blowing snow advisories will be issued as winter weather advisories this winter. Certain hazards will retain their own product names due to the uniqueness of their impacts.
There will be no change to the winter weather watch products.
The tables below show the old and new winter weather advisory and warning products:
ADVISORIES
Hazard
2007-2008 Advisory Product
2008-2009 Advisory Product
Freezing Rain
Freezing Rain
Freezing Rain
Wind Chill
Wind Chill
Wind Chill
Mixed Winter Hazard
Winter Weather
Winter Weather
Snow
Snow
Winter Weather
Snow and Blowing Snow
Snow and Blowing Snow
Winter Weather
Sleet
Sleet
Winter Weather
Blowing Snow
Blowing Snow
Winter Weather
Lake Effect Snow
Lake Effect Snow
Lake Effect Snow
Lake Effect Snow and Blowing Snow
Lake Effect Snow and Blowing Snow
Lake Effect Snow
 
WARNINGS
Hazard
2007-2008 Warning Product
2008-2009 Warning Product
Blizzard
Blizzard
Blizzard
Freezing Rain
Ice Storm
Ice Storm
Wind Chill
Wind Chill
Wind Chill
Winter Storm
Winter Storm
Winter Storm
Heavy Snow
Heavy Snow
Winter Storm
Sleet
Sleet
Winter Storm
Lake Effect Snow
Lake Effect Snow
Lake Effect Snow
 
In all cases, the specific hazard information associated with the discontinued products will be clearly depicted in the first line of the body of the advisory or warning product in a standardized format.


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