Warning Strategies in Germany

Competency Framework
WMO Satellite Skills

Presentation 1 in the Warnings Event Week 2017

Length: 35 min

Author: Thomas Kratsch (DWD)


The presentation is about the three-tiered warning system with probabilistic texts days in advance that is used in Germany. The texts consist of pre-warning information about one or two days in advance and severe weather warnings a few hours and up to 12 hours in advance. Warning thresholds for Germany and the ways of delivering these warnings to public are presented along with the software used for this process.


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