January 25, 2013
In a Jan. 10, 2013 photo, Richard Emanuel, a National Weather Service forecaster in Cheyenne, Wyo., looks at radar images of a storm as it dumps heavy snow on the western plains and Black Hills. This winter, the Weather Service is trying out simple, descriptive language to possibly replace its 14 watches, advisories and warnings for wintry weather -- from ice storms to blizzards, wind chill to lake-effect snow.
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Ever hit a mental whiteout pondering the difference between a winter storm watch and winter weather advisory?