Experimental Bullet Format for Winter Storms & High Wind Begins December 8

The Weather Forecast Office in Riverton will be one of many National Weather Service offices across the country using an experimental bullet format for some products this winter.  Beginning Tuesday, December 8, 2009 and continuing until Saturday, May 29, 2010, the Riverton NWS office will issue winter weather (WSW) and non-precipitation (NPW) watches, warnings, and advisories using this experimental bullet format.

The experimental bullet format is similar to the current format used for severe thunderstorm and flash flood warnings.  These formats are typically easier to read and to quickly gather vital information from during hazardous winter and non-precipitation events.  During the experimental period WFO Riverton may temporarily revert back to the current, non-bullet, format to maintain mission critical warning services.  A Product Description Document (PDD) for these experimental products, including examples of the bulleted WSW and NPW products, is available online by clicking here.

Public comments about this experimental bullet format are welcome through Saturday, May 29, 2010.  Please click here to access this survey.  Upon completion of this experimental period and the close of the public comment period, the NWS will evaluate all received comments to determine whether or not to proceed with a full implementation of bulleted WSW and NPW products nationwide.

If you have any comments or questions regarding the experimental bullet format for WSW and NPW watches, warnings, and advisories, please contact WFO Riverton Warning Coordination Meteorologist Chris Jones at:

National Weather Service
12744 West U.S. Highway 26
Riverton, WY  82501
307-857-3898 ext. 726

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