Bulleted Winter Storm and Non-Precipitation Watch, Warning, and Advisory Products Beginning December 8th

Beginning December 8, 2009 and ending May 29, 2010, the National Weather Service forecast office in Marquette will begin modifying the Winter Weather (WSW) and Non-Precipitation (NPW) formats to produce experimental bulleted watch, warning, and advisory products with a format similar to severe thunderstorm and flash flood warnings.  These formats are easier for users to read and quickly gather vital information during hazardous winter and non-precipitation events.  During the test period, the Marquette National Weather Service Office may temporarily revert back to the current format to maintain mission critical warning services.


A product description document for these experimental products including examples of the bullet formatted WSW and NPW products is available at:



Public comments are requested through May 29, 2010 at:



Upon the completion of this experimental period, the National Weather Service will evaluate all received comments to determine whether or not to proceed with the full implementation of bulleted WSW/NPW products nationwide.


If you have comments or questions regarding this change, please contact:   


Matt Zika

Warning Coordination Meteorologist

National Weather Service Marquette

906-475-5782 ext. 726



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