NOUS41 KWBC 191557

 

Public Information Notice, Comments Requested

National Weather Service Headquarters Washington DC

1057 AM EDT Fri Mar 22 2013

 

To:        Subscribers:

           -Family of Services

           -NOAA Weather Wire Service

           -Emergency Managers Weather Information Network

           -NOAAPORT

           Other NWS partners and NWS employees

 

From:      Kim Runk

           Chief, Integrated Services Division

           Central Region Headquarters

 

Subject:   Comments Requested Starting April 1, 2013, on

           Modification of Severe Convective Warnings and

           Associated Follow-Up Statements to Emphasize Impacts

           Intensity, and Recommended Actions via Bulleted

           Messaging and Coded Tag Lines

 

Beginning Monday, April 1, 2013 and continuing through November

30, 2013, all Central Region (CR) NWS Weather Forecast Offices

(WFOs) will issue enhanced convective warnings. Severe

Thunderstorm Warning (SVR), Tornado Warning (TOR) and Severe

Weather Statement (SVS) products will be stratified into

categories distinguishing extreme cases from base convective

warnings. Additional enhanced wording will be included to convey

information about associated impacts, specific hazards expected,

and recommended actions, both within the bullet statements and as

part of the tag line codes.

 

This is a continuation and expansion to all CR WFOs of an on-

going project:

 

http://www.nws.noaa.gov/os/notification/pns12exp_cr_tor_svr_svs-cca.txt

 

The CR offices participating in this enhanced product project are

on line at:

 

  http://www.nws.noaa.gov/os/notification/resources/cr_wfos.pdf

 

A Product Description Document (PDD) outlining the products is

online at:

 

  http://products.weather.gov/viewliste.php

 

Please submit comments to:

 

  http://www.weather.gov/survey/nws-survey.php?code=IBW

 

After experimental period is completed and the comment period

closes, NWS will evaluate all comments to determine whether 

implement the enhanced convective products.

 

For more information, please contact:

 

  Jim Keeney

  Kansas City, MO 64153-2371

  Phone: 816-268-3141

  Jim.Keeney@noaa.gov

 

National Public information Notices are online at:

 

  http://www.weather.gov/os/notif.htm

 

$$