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Over the past 6 years, the National Weather Service (NWS) Hazard Simplification (Haz Simp) Project has utilized a series of social science engagements with forecasters, core partners, and other stakeholders to explore possible improvements to the NWS Watch, Warning, and Advisory (WWA) system. This research has found that users believe there are too many WWA products, message formats are inconsistent, and WWA headlines can be confusing. In particular, the “Advisory” headline was found to be widely misunderstood among users and even conflated with “Watch”.
Based on these results, the Haz Simp Team is excited to share a proposal to streamline and simplify the WWA system! We want to invite all of you to attend one of our Partner Webinars to learn about the proposed changes, and offer your feedback.
Partners are welcome to sign up for any one of the following sessions:
11 AM EDT Thursday, July 9th, 2020 [Click to Register Now]
12 PM EDT Thursday, July 23rd, 2020 [Click to Register Now]
The proposed changes have not yet been finalized. Our decision will be heavily based on user feedback, which makes wide participation so important. Make your voice heard!
Click here to download a 1 page handout summarizing the proposed changes.
THANK YOU for your participation and ongoing support of the NWS!
- Eli Jacks, Chief, NWS Forecast Services Division
- Danielle Nagele, Senior Project Advisor