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


           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:


The CR offices participating in this enhanced product project are

on line at:


A Product Description Document (PDD) outlining the products is

online at:


Please submit comments to:


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


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