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NWS Explores Changes to Watch and Warning Weather Advisories in May Educational Webinars

Broadcasters and other National Weather Service weather alerting partners have a unique opportunity to be part of changes to NWS’ system of watch and warning weather advisories.

The National Weather Service announced major changes earlier this year to its Watch, Warning and Advisory (WWA) system.

It’s called the Haz Simp Project, and at its core is the removal of all WWA-based Advisory headlines and Special Weather Statements in favor of plain language headlines that clearly articulate the nature of the hazard. 

Broadcasters are invited to attend one of several May NWS webinars to provide feedback on a proposed set of options as to exactly how this plain language should be designed and structured.

There are four interactive webinars to choose from and each will cover the same material:

May 5, 2021, 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM CDT:

May 6, 2021, 10 AM - 11:30 AM CDT:

May 12, 2021, 12 PM - 1:30 PM CDT:

May 19, 2021, 10:30 AM - 12 PM CDT:

The exact language to be used in the plain language headlines is still to be determined and will be heavily based on user feedback.

Accordingly, these webinars will feature a minimum of presentation, with the majority of time dedicated to answering questions and engaging discussion. 

Questions?  Email NWS on the Haz Simp Project at:

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