92nd American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting (January 22-26, 2012)

Wednesday, 25 January 2012: 4:30 PM
Initial Feedback on a Proposal to Simplify NWS Watch, Warning and Advisory System
Room 243 (New Orleans 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 for improving NWS communication of expected weather and water hazards environmental will be presented. Some results of initial surveys and comment collection processes NWS has conducted will also be discussed.

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