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Hmmm... timely notification?
« on: June 26, 2019, 04:18:24 PM »
On 26-Jun-2019, the NWS sent the notice https://www.weather.gov/media/notification/pns19-20hazsimp_advisory.pdf

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Public Information Statement 19-20 National Weather Service Headquarters Silver Spring MD
130 PM EDT Wed Jun 26 2019
To:       Subscribers:-NOAA Weather Wire Service-
Emergency Managers Weather Information Network -NOAAPORT
 Other NWS partners and NWS employees

From:     Eli Jacks Chief, Forecast Services Division

Subject:  Opportunity to participate in Partner webinars on July 24 and July 25, 2019, on possible changes to the NWS Watch, Warning and Advisory (WWA) system

As part of the Hazard Simplification (Haz Simp) project, NWS is  examining the technical and policy requirements to confirm feasibility of removing the term "Advisory" from the NWS Watch, Warning and Advisory System. This decision comes after years of social science research with NWS forecasters, public, and partners: https://www.weather.gov/hazardsimplification/references

A key finding during this process has been the high level of misunderstanding around the term Advisory. Research has found  that users frequently confuse Watch and Advisory, considering  them almost as synonyms.   In line with these results, this change would retain our current  Watch and Warning terms but remove Advisory as a headline term.  The end goal would be a simpler, two-term headline system in which a significant event is either Prepare (Watch) or Act (Warning) paradigm used by emergency managers.
To clarify, this would not result in elimination of Advisory-level information; rather, it is an opportunity to explore how we could communicate  this information in a different, more intuitive way. As a part  of this change, we will explore expanding the use of the headline "Emergency" beyond Tornado and Flash Flood for selected hazards.
It is important to note that NWS has not yet made a formal implementation decision. Prior to a formal implementation decision, NWS will continue engaging with partners and stakeholders to gather technical concerns and general feedback regarding this change.
 As an initial engagement, NWS partners  are welcome to attend one of two identical webinars to discuss  this proposed change and may register as shown below: July 24, 2:00pm - 3:30pm EDT at: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/4466654237367171074

July 25, 2019, 10:00am - 11:30am EDT at: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/729074465463573250

For those unable to attend either of these webinars, we also welcome comments at hazsimp@noaa.gov

For further details on the Haz Simp project, you can visit:https://www.weather.gov/hazardsimplification/
National Public Information Statements are online at:  https://www.weather.gov/notification/

So close.. just missed both webinars due to notice being sent the day after they ended.   #-o
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Re: Hmmm... timely notification?
« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2019, 04:31:41 PM »
On 26-Jun-2019, the NWS sent the notice https://www.weather.gov/media/notification/pns19-20hazsimp_advisory.pdf

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Public Information Statement 19-20 National Weather Service Headquarters Silver Spring MD
130 PM EDT Wed Jun 26 2019
To:       Subscribers:-NOAA Weather Wire Service-
Emergency Managers Weather Information Network -NOAAPORT
 Other NWS partners and NWS employees

From:     Eli Jacks Chief, Forecast Services Division

Subject:  Opportunity to participate in Partner webinars on July 24 and July 25, 2019, on possible changes to the NWS Watch, Warning and Advisory (WWA) system

As part of the Hazard Simplification (Haz Simp) project, NWS is  examining the technical and policy requirements to confirm feasibility of removing the term "Advisory" from the NWS Watch, Warning and Advisory System. This decision comes after years of social science research with NWS forecasters, public, and partners: https://www.weather.gov/hazardsimplification/references

A key finding during this process has been the high level of misunderstanding around the term Advisory. Research has found  that users frequently confuse Watch and Advisory, considering  them almost as synonyms.   In line with these results, this change would retain our current  Watch and Warning terms but remove Advisory as a headline term.  The end goal would be a simpler, two-term headline system in which a significant event is either Prepare (Watch) or Act (Warning) paradigm used by emergency managers.
To clarify, this would not result in elimination of Advisory-level information; rather, it is an opportunity to explore how we could communicate  this information in a different, more intuitive way. As a part  of this change, we will explore expanding the use of the headline "Emergency" beyond Tornado and Flash Flood for selected hazards.
It is important to note that NWS has not yet made a formal implementation decision. Prior to a formal implementation decision, NWS will continue engaging with partners and stakeholders to gather technical concerns and general feedback regarding this change.
 As an initial engagement, NWS partners  are welcome to attend one of two identical webinars to discuss  this proposed change and may register as shown below: July 24, 2:00pm - 3:30pm EDT at: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/4466654237367171074

July 25, 2019, 10:00am - 11:30am EDT at: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/729074465463573250

For those unable to attend either of these webinars, we also welcome comments at hazsimp@noaa.gov

For further details on the Haz Simp project, you can visit:https://www.weather.gov/hazardsimplification/
National Public Information Statements are online at:  https://www.weather.gov/notification/

So close.. just missed both webinars due to notice being sent the day after they ended.   #-o


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Re: Hmmm... timely notification?
« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2019, 06:07:30 PM »
 :oops:  :shock: Ah.. Jun v.s. Jul .. yep.. time for getting the prescription glasses fixed.  So.. plenty of time to check in after all 
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