Many offices have Situational Awareness (SA) Displays, or have begun to adopt them recently, as an outgrowth of the best-practices of the offices in the forefront of Severe Weather Operations, and AWOC.
A STANDARD SA Display is not part of our AWIPS baseline.
The (Perceived) Need (cont.)
The offices that do have SA Displays have used local ingenuity and resources to develop these displays.
SA Displays keep SA of all individuals in the office (WDMs and helpers) high through use of visual cues and (at times) audible alarms and feedback.
Reasons for SA Displays:
In real-time, any potential Warning Decision-Maker or staff member assisting with Severe Weather Operations can see the valid warnings and threats across their area of responsibility (and beyond?).
In some cases, real-time verification may be available from outside (media/spotter) sources.