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post Oct 3 2008, 06:13 PM
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NEW! PLEASE NOTE NEW THREAD "ICON" RULES

In order to avoid total chaos, the U.S. Current Weather Forum has specific rules as to Forecast storm threads. Specifically, there shall be 1 Topic Per Storm as we decided previously (and as stated in the overall Guidelines), and also titles of threads should follow the format below, as stated in this thread; the Moderators will correct these as necessary. For examples, see the existing threads in this Forum.

TITLES MUST BE IN THE FORMAT:

DATE / REGION / EVENT

SUBTITLES MUST BE ONE OF: (For Fall, Winter and Spring storms)

Cogitation: Long Range [8-15 Days Out] FORECAST
Possibility: Medium Range [4-8 Days Out] FORECAST
Reality: Short Range [0-3 Days Out] FORECAST


SUBTITLES MUST BE ONE OF: (For Severe weather in any season)

Day 1 through Day 3:

SPC Risk Level: See Text - Forecasts & OBS
SPC Risk Level: Slight - Forecasts & OBS
SPC Risk Level: Moderate - Forecasts & OBS
SPC Risk Level: High - Forecasts & OBS


Day 4 and beyond: (Not SPC based)

Risk Level: Possible - Forecasts & OBS

--> (Substitute "OBS" for "FORECAST at the end of the Title if it is a thread about an even that has already started on radar. Subtitles can be anything if "OBS" is in effect.)

--> Days should not include "nd" or "st" - numbers only.

--> Severe weather subtitles should be updated by the thread creator and/or Administrator and Supermoderators as to reflect the actual daily SPC updates and forecasts.



ICONS SHOULD BE:
  • Forecast threads use:
  • OBS threads use:
  • Severe Weather threads use:
  • Long range pattern & outlook threads use:
  • Any other general threads use: [ Use None ]
By using these icons to their specific threads, we can keep the Current US Weather forum organized and easy to interpret.

REGIONS ARE DEFINED AS:

MidAtl/NE
Plains/MW/GL/OV
Southeast
West


EXAMPLE EVENT NAMES ARE:

Snow & Rain (outside of winter)
Winter Storm (during winter)
Rain
Flooding
Severe (thunderstorms)


SOME EXAMPLES OF VALID TITLES ARE:

Nov. 1-2 Northeast/Mid-Atl Snow
Possibility: Medium Range [4-8 Days Out] FORECAST

Jun. 28-29 Southeast Severe OBS


If there are any questions, please contact me.

NOTE TO MODERATORS: Please post changes to The Announcement if you change things here.


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