New Bulleted Product Format

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:


Chad Omitt

Warning Coordination Meteorologist

National weather service

Topeka, Kansas

785-232-1496 x 726



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