Starting October 22 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Storm Prediction Center will include more detail in convective outlooks issued several times each day. Convective outlooks help draw attention to parts of the country meteorologists and the public should watch for the chance of severe storms.
Currently a convective outlook graphic ranks the risk of severe weather as slight, moderate or high. Areas of minor thunderstorm development are mentioned in the text version of the convective outlooks.
In October the convective outlook graphics will delineate, in order from greatest chances of severe weather to the lowest, High, Moderate, Enhanced, Slight, Marginal and General Thunderstorm Risk areas.