Communicating Winter Weather Surface Impacts

Communicating Winter Weather Surface Impacts
  • Describe how to develop trusting relationships with DOT agencies and public jurisdictions throughout the year and especially ahead of the winter season.
  • Identify and describe the common winter weather hazards
    • Identify the thresholds for precipitation, temperature, and visibility that would make surface conditions hazardous
  • Determine the potential vulnerabilities, risks, and impacts of a winter weather event
    • Determine the impacts of light precipitation events
    • Determine the impacts of major weather event with compounding antecedent conditions
  • Communicate the potential risks and impacts of these winter weather hazards for a specific-location
    • Incorporate partner and user needs into NWS products and services to enable more effective decision-making.
    • Ensure internal message consistency across NWS products and services