2018 NWS Winter Weather Workshop

Published: Nov. 14, 2017 at 8:54 PM CST|Updated: Nov. 24, 2017 at 4:38 PM CST
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TRI-STATE (WFIE) - Several Meteorologist from the National Weather Service in Paducah, as well as local media, and emergency managers from the Tri-State met to talk about winter weather and what we could see for the upcoming winter and changes that you'll need to know.

Some of the things on the table Tuesday were the potential for severe weather during the cold months and a few changes with advisories, watches, and warnings.

There will now only be winter weather advisories and winter storm watches. But, the three warnings will remain: those are winter storm warnings, Ice storm warnings, and Blizzard warnings.

"We are providing the exact same information, really. It's just to make it simpler, more understandable. You just have the one advisory and then even presenting it graphically on the internet or on TV," said Rick Shanklin. "It'll be simple you won't have some many different colors and have to decipher through the information. It'll be more straightforward."

And of course, that means when the national weather service issues one of these, it's up to us to show you which hazards are happening in your neighborhood on air and on your mobile weather app.

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