The way storm warnings are issued in Nebraska will be changing a bit this spring.
The way storm warnings are issued in Nebraska will be changing a bit this spring. Brian Smith, with the National Weather Service office in Valley, says warnings will soon be accompanied by a more descriptive statement.
Brian Smith, NWS "thunderstorm warnings"
Eventually, the new style may be rolled out for many more warnings, watches and advisories.
The National Weather Service will be issuing what are called 'impact-based warnings' this spring containing more details on the storm's potential impact. Brian Smith, a forecaster in the Valley office, says studies show people don't always understand what severe weather warnings mean.
Smith "an hour winds"
The changes in the warnings may seem minor but it's hoped the slight differences may provide vital information that could ultimately save lives.
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(courtesy of Nebraska Radio Network)