Beginning December 8, 2009 and ending May 29, 2010, the National
Weather Service in Topeka will begin modifying the winter weather
and non-precipitation 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 important
information during hazardous winter and non-precipitation events.
During the test period, the National Weather Service in Topeka
may temporarily revert back to the current format to maintain
mission critical warning services.
A product description document for these experimental
products including a list of other participating offices and examples of the
bullet formatted WSW and NPW products are available at:
Public comments are requested through May 29, 2010 at:
Upon completion of this experimental period, the NWS will
evaluate all received comments to determine whether or not to
proceed with the full implementation of bulleted winter weather
and non-precipitation products nationwide.
If you have comments or questions regarding this public
information statement, please contact:
Warning Coordination Meteorologist
National weather service
785-232-1496 x 726