Service Change Notice 11-21

National Weather Service Headquarters Washington DC

338 PM EDT Mon May 23 2011


To:        Subscribers:

           -Family of Services

           -NOAA Weather Wire Service

           -Emergency Managers Weather Information Network


           Other NWS partners and NWS employees


From:      Eli Jacks

           Chief, Fire and Public Weather Services Branch 


Subject:   Transition of Experimental Bulleted Winter Storm

           (WSW), Non Precipitation Weather (NPW) and Fire

           Weather (RFW) Watch/Warning/Advisory Products to

           Operational Effective June 22, 2011


Effective Wednesday, June 22, 2011, all NWS Weather Forecast Offices (WFO) will issue WSW, NPW and RFW Watch/Warning/Advisory

products using a bulleted format.  No changes to product headers

or other dissemination codes will be made.


The bulleted format has been used experimentally by over 100 WFOs

and has received favorable feedback. It allows users to quickly

read and gather vital information leading up to and during

hazardous weather events.





A Product Description Document (PDD) for these products, which

includes examples of bulleted WSW, NPW, and RFW products, is

online at:


For comments regarding this notice, please contact:


Paul Stokols

National Weather Service

Fire and Public Weather Services Branch

Silver Spring, MD 20910

301-713-1867 x139


National Service Change Notices are online at: