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:

 

products.weather.gov/viewliste.php

 

Public comments are requested through May 29, 2010 at:

 

www.weather.gov/survey/nws-survey.php

 

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

chad.omitt@noaa.gov

 

 



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