Effective communication of warning information has been, and still remains, the most important consideration with regard to the SBW program. Warning messaging has improved significantly in the new paradigm, with better graphical representations of geographic regions in and around warning areas. A historic tornado season, only a few short years after implementation, helped define new, clarified text for the warning products. Now, ten years after the nationwide implementation of SBWs, innovations in technology, improvements in numerical weather prediction, and a burgeoning emphasis on social and societal risks, impacts, and understanding are raising questions about the future of short-fused weather warnings. This research will analyze the improvements and deficiencies brought about by the operational shift to SBWs, and look forward to new possible future improvements, with particular focus on Tornado and Severe Thunderstorm Warnings.