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The National Weather Service (NWS) is collecting comments through May 31, 2017, on a proposed operational demonstration to consolidate (i.e., reduce the number of), and reformat flood-based Watches, Warnings, and Advisories (WWA). This proposed demonstration would commence during the fall of 2017. 

The proposed changes are based on feedback from surveys NWS issued in the fall of 2016 and also on the results of social science research. Analyses from these efforts indicate that users are sometimes confused by the large number of hazard messages or "products" NWS currently issues. Feedback has also indicated NWS should apply a consistent product formatting approach to communicate expected hazards and associated impacts.

For more information on these efforts by the NWS, please see the following Public Information Statement.


Help us improve our flood products by taking the following survey (open through May 31, 2017):