Communicating Winter Weather Surface Impacts

Communicating Winter Weather Surface Impacts
DavidBarjenbruch 2018-11-14 20:19:56

There were some inconsistencies in the final quiz which through me for a loop (e.g. different dates/times mentioned in the questions versus the answers), and also different impacts (e.g. snow covered roads versus icy roads due to freezing rain). Pre-Assessment was better than the final quiz.
Makhubo NN 2018-10-24 05:56:45

it was effective nice learning
fanisa 2018-10-17 13:42:45

eric.metzger 2018-10-15 02:46:27

Many of the questions were unnecessarily complex. Many of the answers to them were way too complex and left open ambiguity and would often prompt follow up questions from partners. In most cases, shorter answers that directly answer the partner's question are much better rather than long drawn out answers that introduce confusion. Example, Partner, "What is your confidence in the snow amounts?" Forecaster's Answer, "Our confidence is medium. Amounts of 4-6 inches are expected but up to 8 inches are possible." Stop there! Don't add anything else unless asked directly. Another issue is the constant indication of telling partners like DOT of the impacts the expected weather causes. They know what they are. They should be well aware of what 0.1" of ice or 4-6 inches of snow will do to their roads. They will know it better than we will. We should not potentially give confusing information. I have seen this many times before. Stick to what we know.
Glewis 2018-04-22 21:39:56

really liked it
ttran1 2018-03-08 01:03:27

great info
2018-02-13 22:13:15

2018-01-31 12:26:41

Very clear and informative.
2018-01-19 14:30:42

Great lesson with good specifics and operational suggestions.
pic2 2017-12-07 15:48:35

this is on the job training for me.
bork5111 2017-12-04 20:00:06

Good information.
em-butch.williams 2017-11-30 09:25:28

Good basic communication information
manofmet 2017-11-27 06:31:22

Great module to learn more about the interaction of the NWS and DOT. The case examples were well done.
dennisketterer 2017-11-25 17:44:23

Some of the questions and material to answer the questions were a little bit in conflict. I scored 100% but the lesson could have been a little more clear.
2017-11-12 17:07:00

Good topic on IDSS and good practice on how to communicate effectively with partners
wxmanslaw 2017-11-01 12:57:18

Great course centered on the needs of NWS Deep Core Partners. Well Done.
brianeadams 2017-10-27 14:35:13

Very useful as a refresher for briefing strategies heading into winter, or for newer meteorologists trying to develop briefing skills.
2017-10-11 08:34:42

A good overview in some ways, but there wasn't much that isn't already widely known.
mudoni.phiri 2017-10-11 02:49:04

This is a good topic and needs to be put to good use in the Disaster management forums.
Wx4Mark 2017-10-09 06:48:39

This was a timely lesson with a good review of communication principles depending on the audience. Tailored more toward NWS employees, it does have usefulness to the private sector.
mcduck 2017-10-08 12:01:16

A good and timely lesson.
wfohnx 2017-10-07 15:30:50

good course
antony.wisson 2017-10-06 19:46:42

Comparable to UK approach.
larry.lovering 2017-10-06 16:57:53

Perfect introduction to winter weather impacts and its effect on the DOT.
jh12emtva 2017-10-04 17:26:47

Very good lesson! I learned great information for DOT assistance with forecasts.
shaggy073077 2017-09-30 07:14:15

WHCCtechvolunteer 2017-09-29 14:54:51

Great module!