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NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE (NWS)

Emergency Notification Definitions

 

 

 

 

Advisories are issued by the NWS when events are expected to remain below the warning criteria, but still cause significant inconvenience.

Advisories are most commonly issued in association with snow events.

 

 

The NWS will issue a Watch when conditions are favorable and there is a pretty good chance that the event may happen.

When a watch is issued, citizens should beegin making preparations for the upcoming event. Listen to your local media to know when warnings are issued.

Watches are intended to heighten public awareness of the situation.

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A Warning means that a certain weather event is IMMINENT.

Measures should be taken to safeguard life and property IMMEDIATELY.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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