NOAA’s National Weather Service (NWS) is conducting a survey that is gauging how decision-makers, such as venue managers, use NWS watches, warnings, and advisories. Your feedback will play an important role in any decisions on how to improve NWS hazard messages.
This survey is part of the NWS Hazard Simplification Project, which is analyzing the use and effectiveness of NWS watches, warnings, and advisories and evaluating possible alternatives to these terms. The survey will assess the extent to which organizations (at all levels and in various sectors) have formally incorporated watches, warnings, and advisories into their decision-making processes via policies, protocols, laws, etc. For instance, are there venues with a written policy that says if a Blizzard Watch is issued, then XYZ needs to happen?
Survey answers will help the NWS understand the potential policy impact on various key partners if it significantly changes watches, warnings, or advisories, such as altering the meaning or name of a particular watch, warning, or advisory.
This survey will close October 31, 2016. To take the survey, visit https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/62DX6TC.
If you have any questions or comments, email email@example.com.
For more information about the overall Hazard Simplification Project, visit http://www.weather.gov/hazardsimplification.
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