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Severe Weather Warnings Vs. Watches. What’s the Difference?

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You’ve all heard that strange sound on the radio or seen the scrawl on the TV. A severe something or other is nearby. Many of you don’t know the difference between a severe weather watch and a warning. Find out the difference below.

The explanation of the difference between a watch and a warning aren’t as subtle as you think.
  • Outlook – An outlook is used to indicate that a hazardous winter weather event may develop. It is intended to provide information to those who need considerable lead time to prepare for the event.
  • Watch – A watch is used when the risk of a hazardous winter weather event has increased, but its occurrence, location, and/or timing is still uncertain. It is intended to provide enough lead time so those who need to set their plans in motion can do so. When a watch is issued, it’s prudent to listen to News Radio 710 KEEL and check the forecast frequently.
  • Warning/Advisory – These products are issued when a hazardous winter weather event is occurring, is imminent, or has a very high probability of occurrence. A warning is used for conditions posing a threat to life or property. An advisory is for less serious conditions that cause significant inconvenience and, if caution is not exercised, could lead to situations that may threaten life and/or property.

Before, during and after a storm, pay close attention to your local National Weather Service forecast for detailed information and stay tuned to News Radio 710 KEEL.

[Source: NOAA]

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