NWS Makes Winter Notification Changes

The National Weather Service (NWS) is making a few small changes to winter-related
watches/warnings/advisories.

Winter weather product changes begin on October 1st, 2017. The NWS winter weather
products will be consolidated as follows:

  • Consolidate Lake Effect Snow Advisory and Freezing Rain Advisory into Winter Weather
    Advisory (WWA)
  • Consolidate Lake Effect Snow Watch and Blizzard Watch into Winter Storm Watch
  • Consolidate Lake Effect Snow Warning into Winter Storm Warning at the following sites:
    Duluth, Green Bay, Milwaukee, Chicago, Grand Rapids, Marquette, North Central Lower
    Michigan, Detroit, Northern Indiana

In addition, all of the above products will be reformatted into a consistent message format as:  “What”, “Where”, “When”, “Additional Details” and “Precautionary/ Preparedness Actions”.

This new format will be applied to all winter weather WWA products, including wind chill
products.

 

 

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