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NOAA is Changing the Way They Provide Information

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This coming spring the National Weather Service is changing the way they provide information during tornado season.

Currently when they send out alerts they use the words advisory, watch or warning, but some people find that confusing.

In the near future, they're going to add more information about the impacts of a particular tornado event to help clear up some of that confusion.

"What we'll do is add information such as 'considerate damage is expected,'" said Michael Moritz, warning coordination meteorologist for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. "We'll try to be somewhat specific on the kinds of damage a person might anticipate should the tornado hit near them."

For instance, instead of using the word advisory they might say caution, and instead of saying watch they'll say there's good potential for storm impact.

The National Weather Service wants to know your opinion about there new system. If you want to send them your comments, visit www.weather.gov.

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