The Weather Service wants YOU!

December 15th, 2012 at 12:25 pm by under Weather

You can provide your feedback to help the National Weather Service improve the ways it communicates winter weather alerts. Image Credit: NWS/NOAA

Are you confused sometimes when you see different weather alerts scrolling across the bottom of the TV screen?  Are you unsure of whether the weather danger is immediate and you need to take precautions immediately or if you have some time to prepare?

The National Weather Service is in the process of simplifying and clarifying its winter weather alerts so that people will better understand what the different alerts mean and be better able to protect themselves and their property from danger.

To read more about the changes the National Weather Service is testing in different cities across the country and to give your feedback, check out this page explaining the potential changes.

2 Responses to “The Weather Service wants YOU!”

  1. Sharon says:

    What is so hard about this? It should be an advisory, a watch and a warning……plain and simple……… I don’t understand why they want to change it….

    1. Greg Shoup says:

      Sometimes government agencies like The National Weather Service get caught with terms that the general public doesn’t recognize or understand. Working closely with the National Weather Service for many years I am happy to see that they are finally listening to public and media input on how to stream line warnings, advisories and watches. I am all for putting out as much information as possible and with the new format that seems to be what the agency is trying to accomplish here. I applaud them for the willingness to change the system which I believe will make an immediate impact on how the public accesses a dangerous weather situation.