For decades, the National Weather Service (NWS) has used the "Watch, Warning, and Advisory" (WWA) system to make users aware of expected weather and water hazards. Extensive social science research with NWS meteorologists, core partners, and the public has found that these three WWA terms can be misunderstood and/or confused. The concern with such confusion is that it could contribute to inappropriate responses by our partners and public.
Based on this research, we are now proposing a major change to the WWA system. To guide a future decision on this proposal, we need your feedback.
Thank you for taking the time to complete our survey. We appreciate your valuable insights!
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