Weather Service Changes Criteria For “Winter Storm Warnings”

Sheldon, Iowa — Just like every other year, we’re sure to get some snowy, wintery weather in the next few months. But the definition of one of the lines of products issued by the National Weather Service has changed a little.

National Weather Service officials tell us what constitutes a “winter storm warning” has changed slightly. We talked to Warning Coordination Meteorologist Peter Rogers at the weather service’s Sioux Falls office, and he explains.

We asked him what impact this will have.

Rogers says, since this has the effect of slightly loosening the criteria for winter storm warnings, it’s possible that more winter storm warnings could be issued.

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