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Weather Watches and Warnings

Weather Watch

A Weather Watch is issued by the National Weather Service when the weather conditions are such that a severe storm is likely to develop. This is the time to locate a safe place in the home and tell family members to watch the sky and listen to the radio or television for more information.

Weather Warning

A Weather Warning is issued when a severe storm has been sighted or detected by weather radar. At this point, the danger is very serious and everyone should go to a safe place, turn on a battery-operated radio or television, and wait for the "all clear" by the authorities.