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Watches vs. Warnings

Watches vs. Warnings:

A tropical storm watch is an announcement that tropical storm conditions are possible within the specified area.

A tropical storm warning is an announcement that tropical storm conditions are expected within the specified area.

A flood advisory is issued when a specific weather event that is forecast to occur may become a nuisance and flooding is not expected to be bad enough to issue a warning.

A flood watch is issued when conditions are favorable for a specific hazardous weather event to occur and conditions are favorable to occur.

A flood warning is issued when the hazardous weather event is imminent or already happening and flooding is imminent or occurring.

A hurricane watch is an announcement that hurricane conditions are possible within the specified area.

A hurricane warning is an announcement that hurricane conditions are expected within the specified area.

Posted by: pamela greene on October 5, 2016
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