J1.6 Improving the clarity and understandability of NWS hazard products

Friday, 24 June 2011: 3:00 PM
Ballroom A/B (Cox Convention Center)
Eli Jacks, NOAA/NWS Office of Climate, Water, and Weather Services, Silver Spring, MD

The National Weather Service (NWS) issues watches, warnings, and advisories for a variety of phenomena. Examples of these phenomena include severe local convection, hurricanes, and winter storms; as well as marine hazards and flooding. NWS receives periodic feedback that the current paradigm for hazard communication can result in confusion. This is especially the case during times when complex storm systems result in a wide variety of environmental hazards.

In this presentation, initial ideas will be presented (and feedback solicited) as to how the NWS can improve communication for its partners and the user community with regard to expected environmental hazards.

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