Mqt. NWS using Impact Based Warnings

Marquette’s National Weather Service Office is taking part in an Impact Based Warning (IBW) experiment project.

The IBW experiment is an effort to better communicate weather threats within the National Weather Service’s warnings with the upcoming thunderstorm season in the Midwest.

Additional enhanced information will be given within the warning to provide better impact information.

In 2012, the IBW experiment started in Kansas and Missouri.  This year the project extends to 38 National Weather Service offices in the Central U.S.  The experiment started on April 1, and continues until November 20.

For more information on the IBW experiment, visit