It has been a warm and dry fall so far across the Southeast. Before we know it, Winter will be knocking on the door.
This year the National Weather Service has simplified the way they issue certain winter weather products. As of Monday October 2nd, 2017, The National Weather Service has eliminated some watches, advisories, and warnings.
The following list contains what has been changed for Winter Weather Products.
Freezing Rain Advisories and Lake Effect Snow Advisories will now be cover by Winter Weather Advisories.
Lake Effect Snow Watch and Blizzard Watch will now be covered by Winter Storm Watch.
Lake Effect Snow Warning will now be covered by Winter Storm Warning.
Their will be a new format in products issued by the National Weather Service.
This format will address the What, Where , and When format.
What - will be the hazards expected
When - time frame for the area to expect to the hazards
Where - Area to be affected by hazard
For a quick reminder here is a look at what a Watch, Advisory and Warning means.
The National Weather Service continues to work on the simplification of communicating weather hazards. Expect to see changes in the way they issue flood products early next year (2018).