National Weather Service Rolling Out Changes To Winter Weather Products

The National Weather Service is looking to clean up watch/warning/advisory maps like this with changes to certain products they issue.

The National Weather Service is making changes to some of their descriptions of winter weather.  Todd Heitkamp of the Sioux Falls office says there won’t be anymore “blizzard watches”…

Heitkamp says they are looking for terms that more clearly explain what type of weather is forecast…

Heitkamp says the change is due to the “color splash” that can happen to winter weather maps…

Heitkamp says “freezing rain advisories” will also be folded into more general winter weather statements.