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Proposed Name Change - Small Craft Advisory to Warning (HazSimp Project)
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The National Weather Service (NWS) is considering a major change to their Watch, Warning, and Advisory (WWA) system. The proposed new system would remove the term "Advisory," "Special Weather Statement," and "NOWcast" headline terms, and streamline all sub-Watch and sub-Warning information into a single plain-language headline "Statement", with a few exceptions, one being Small Craft Advisory (SCA). Due to the critical nature and use of the information in the Small Craft Advisory product, it is being proposed to upgrade this Advisory product to a Warning product, rather than converting the Advisory to a plain-language statement. The NWS regional criteria for issuing Small Craft Advisories would remain the same. So it is proposed that the Small Craft Advisory product become a Small Craft Warning product using the current criteria. Here is a link to the current regional SCA criteria: https://www.weather.gov/marine/faq#13 At this time, the NWS is soliciting specific feedback on the proposal to change a Small Craft Advisory product to a Small Craft Warning product.
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Comment Start Date:
2020-05-18 Comment End Date: 2020-08-31
PNS20-14, updated 6/29/2020; https://www.weather.gov/media/notification/pns20-14small_craft_advisoryaac.pdf
Last edit date to this meta-data: 2020-07-16