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WLJ

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According to the National Weather Service

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No sooner than 2024, the NWS will no longer issue “Advisories.” Their research found that the term “Advisory” caused significant confusion and was often confused with a “Watch.” To avoid misinterpretations and confusion, the NWS decided to get rid of Advisories.

Wonder if the same people confused by 1st grade math nowadays are the same ones confused by the term advisory?

Behind the Forecast: Why the National Weather Service is eliminating ‘Advisories’
https://www.wave3.com/2021/03/12/behind-forecast-why-national-weather-service-is-eliminating-advisories/

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Re: Apparently the term "Advisory" causes significant confusion
« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2021, 11:49:24 AM »

The nanny state produces dummies.
What we have here is failure to communicate.

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Re: Apparently the term "Advisory" causes significant confusion
« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2021, 11:53:56 AM »

I was wondering when they changed that.  My confusion was from the change, not from misunderstanding the original wording.
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Re: Apparently the term "Advisory" causes significant confusion
« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2021, 12:09:38 PM »

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Re: Apparently the term "Advisory" causes significant confusion
« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2021, 12:12:28 PM »

That said, I always thought Watch vs Warning was somewhat confusing.

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Re: Apparently the term "Advisory" causes significant confusion
« Reply #5 on: March 12, 2021, 12:39:03 PM »

That said, I always thought Watch vs Warning was somewhat confusing.

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Re: Apparently the term "Advisory" causes significant confusion
« Reply #6 on: March 12, 2021, 12:44:48 PM »

That said, I always thought Watch vs Warning was somewhat confusing.

Here in Oklahoma, when we get a tornado warning is when we go out to watch them.
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Re: Apparently the term "Advisory" causes significant confusion
« Reply #7 on: March 12, 2021, 01:04:44 PM »

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Yea, I know.  It makes sense if I think about it, but something in the nomenclature isn't intuitive for some reason.

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Re: Apparently the term "Advisory" causes significant confusion
« Reply #8 on: March 12, 2021, 03:29:43 PM »

Here in Oklahoma, when we get a tornado warning is when we go out to watch them.


When we get a warning it's already been in the ground for 20+ miles.
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And sometimes goes on and on and on.

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Re: Apparently the term "Advisory" causes significant confusion
« Reply #9 on: March 12, 2021, 03:30:45 PM »

It used to be that one of those meant a tornado (for example) was seen.  I thought they changed it to mean the radar detected a tornado. 
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Re: Apparently the term "Advisory" causes significant confusion
« Reply #10 on: March 12, 2021, 04:27:11 PM »

Hey, everybody!

Look out for:

lots of
some
almost no

snow
wind
rain
fair skies

near  you.
We  have got to stop putting fuzzy-headed Nannies in positions of political power.

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Re: Apparently the term "Advisory" causes significant confusion
« Reply #11 on: March 12, 2021, 05:06:20 PM »

Hey, everybody!

Look out for:

lots of
some
almost no

snow
wind
rain
fair skies

near  you.

Welcome to the Ohio Valley.
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Re: Apparently the term "Advisory" causes significant confusion
« Reply #12 on: March 12, 2021, 09:50:49 PM »

Yea, I know.  It makes sense if I think about it, but something in the nomenclature isn't intuitive for some reason.
Agreed.

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Re: Apparently the term "Advisory" causes significant confusion
« Reply #13 on: March 12, 2021, 11:06:13 PM »

When you can't figure out which bathroom to use, words like "advisory" can seem pretty daunting.
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Re: Apparently the term "Advisory" causes significant confusion
« Reply #14 on: March 13, 2021, 07:21:06 AM »

When you can't figure out which bathroom to use, words like "advisory" can seem pretty daunting.

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Re: Apparently the term "Advisory" causes significant confusion
« Reply #15 on: March 13, 2021, 10:28:03 AM »

Back when I was a kid here in Michigan, a Tornado Warning was issued if maybe, there might be, or weather conditions favor, a tornado.  If one was spotted, we got a Tornado Alert.
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Re: Apparently the term "Advisory" causes significant confusion
« Reply #16 on: March 13, 2021, 10:37:33 AM »

That said, I always thought Watch vs Warning was somewhat confusing.

I had to know and check weather nearly every day for my job. Even so, though I knew the difference, I would sometimes catch myself saying "wait, which is worse?"

One could look at it as, "Warning, a storm may be coming." and, "A storm is here, watch it."  :laugh:

The color coding, orange to red, does help visualize the difference. Though not if you're getting the updates on your weather radio. :)
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Re: Apparently the term "Advisory" causes significant confusion
« Reply #17 on: March 14, 2021, 01:22:42 AM »

A warning is worse than a watch.  You watch the traffic before you cross the street.  If you don't, you may still get a warning from the horn of the car that's about to hit you.

I remember it as "I'd rather get a watch than a warning."
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Re: Apparently the term "Advisory" causes significant confusion
« Reply #18 on: March 14, 2021, 07:13:47 PM »

We are heading in to tornado season.  Stop talking about it...I'm having an urge to go cower in the basement.
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