With a major system on the way the PDS WSW makes perfect sense! I will try and post some current info about the upcoming winter storm on thestormpatrol.com and on Facebook and Twitter ASAP!
When we think of PDS (Particularly Dangerous Situation) most of the time we are talking about a PDS Tornado Watch but not in this case. The NWS uses the term PDS to enhance the wording of a watch or warning. If you see a PDS Tornado Watch this means there is a heightened chance for strong to violent tornadoes in the watch area I.E a tornado outbreak! Sometimes the SPC will issue a PDS Severe Thunderstorm watch typically when a long lived derecho is forecasted.
Back to the PDS Winter Storm Warning, here are some questions for thought maybe someone can answer for me.
Is this the first PDS Winter Storm Warning?
If not when and where was the last one?
What are the requirements for a PDS WSW?
Read more to see the PDS Winter Storm Warning text.