NOAA Soliciting Comments on Proposal to Change Small Craft Advisory

Tuesday, March 31, 2020 2:08 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

NWS Colleagues and Partners,

The National Weather Service, in an effort to help simplify and reduce the number of our products, is going to propose (in the very near future) eliminating the term "Advisory" from our Watch, Warning, Advisory products.  The public information statement below explains this in more detail.  As part of this change we are also proposing that "Small Craft Advisory" be changed to a "Small Craft Warning".  The criteria for the Small Craft Warning will be the same as the old Small Craft Advisory, so this will literally just be a name change.  There is precedent for this.  Back in the 1970's this product used to be called a Small Craft Warning.  The public information statement below contains a link to a survey in which we are seeking feedback to this renaming proposal.  There will be a larger survey at a later date on the removal of "Advisory" across the board, but this survey is just for Small Craft Advisory.  Please send the survey out far and wide so we get a lot of feedback.  Publishers, feel free to write an article.  The survey will be live through May 24, 2020.  Let me know if you have any questions.

Public Information Statement

Survey on the proposal to rename Small Craft Advisory to Small Craft Warning (very short survey - 4 questions)  




Darren Wright
National Marine Program Leader
NOAA/National Weather Service - W/AFS26
1325 East West Highway
Station 13134
Silver Spring, MD. 20910
Cell: 240-338-1347
Tel: 301-427-9283      


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