National Weather Service looking for flood risk professionals’ take on NWS watches, warnings and advisories.

Oct 3, 2016 | News & Views, What's New

NWS Watch, Warning and Advisory
Survey for Decision-makers

National Weather Service is conducting a survey that is gauging how decision makers,
such as floodplain risk professionals, use NWS watches, warnings and
advisories. Your feedback will play an important role in any decisions on how
to improve NWS hazard messages.

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 floodplain management entities with a written policy that
says if a flood watch is issued, then XYZ needs to happen?

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 after Oct. 31, 2016.
To take the survey, visit