As part of the ongoing Hazard Simplification Project, the National Weather Service (NWS) is considering a major change to the system NWS uses to alert the public and our partners of weather and water hazards. The proposed new system would retain the "Watch" and "Warning" terms - but remove the "Advisory" term, since years of feedback has indicated that it is generally misunderstood. In addition, "Special Weather Statement" messages would no longer be used. Instead, we would streamline all information that doesn't reach the Watch or Warning level into a single plain-language headline.

Under the proposed new system, the “High Surf Advisory” would become a plain-language statement. NWS is asking that you take a few moments to share your thoughts with us regarding this proposal. Thank you for taking the time to complete our survey and we appreciate your valuable feedback!

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