NWS Discovers Caps Lock

Posted by – April 13, 2016

The National Weather Service has announced that, starting May 11, it would stop yelling at you, and no longer issue its official forecasts formatted exclusively in uppercase letters. NWS noted that the uppercase format was a relic of an era when teleprinters only used uppercase letters, but recent upgrades in the Advanced Weather Interactive Processing System are allowing for the change to mixed-case letters. Getting the public to respond appropriately to warnings and alerts is an ongoing challenge for the NWS, but mixed case will allow for better organization and emphasis in it’s official forecasts.