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> New Severe Warning System, Enhanced Convective Warnings???
post Feb 14 2012, 08:10 PM
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Public Information Notice, Comment Requested, Corrected

National Weather Service Headquarters Washington DC

1237 PM EST Wed Feb 8 2012

To: Subscribers:

-Family of Services

-NOAA Weather Wire Service

-Emergency Managers Weather Information Network


Other NWS partners and NWS employees

From: Kim Runk

Chief, Integrated Services Division

Central Region Headquarters

Subject: Corrected: Comments Requested starting April 2, 2012 on Modification of Severe Convective Warnings and Associated Follow-Up Statements to Emphasize Impacts, Intensity, and Recommended Actions via Bulleted Messaging and Coded Tag Lines

Corrected WFO St. Louis, MO, identifier to read LSX.

Beginning Monday, April 2, 2012, and continuing through November 30, 2012, select Central Region (CR) NWS Weather Forecast Offices (WFOs) will issue enhanced convective warnings. Severe Thunderstorm Warning (SVR), Tornado Warning (TOR) and Severe Weather Statement (SVS) products will be stratified into categories which distinguish extreme cases from base convective warnings. Additional enhanced wording will be included to convey information about associated impacts, specific hazards expected, and recommended actions, both within the bullet statements and as part of the tag line codes.

The Central Region offices participating in this enhanced product project are:

St. Louis, MO (LSX)

Springfield, MO (SGF)

Kansas City, MO (EAX)

Topeka, KS (TOP)

Wichita, KS (ICT).

A Product Description Document (PDD) outlining the products is online at:


Please submit comments to:


Upon the completion of this experimental period and the close of this comment period, NWS will evaluate all comments to determine whether to proceed with further implementation of the enhanced convective products.

For comments or questions regarding this Public Information Notice, please contact:

Ken Harding

7220 NW 101St Terrace
Kansas City, MO 64153-2371
Phone: 816-268-3141


Jim Keeney
Kansas City, MO 64153-2371
Phone: 816-268-3141

National Public information Notices are online at:



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