Thunderstorm Watches and Warnings. What to know.
With summer and soon fall bringing strong storms into our area it is best to be prepared for these situations. Do you know the difference between a watch and a warning? A severe thunderstorm watch means that the potential exists for the development of thunderstorms which may produce large hail and/or damaging winds. A watch is issued by the SPC (Storm Prediction Center). A severe thunderstorm warning means that a severe thunderstorm is occurring or is imminent based on Doppler radar information or a reliable spooter report. A warning is issued by the local National Weather Service office. Make sure that your family and yourself are prepared and have a plan in place for all watches and warnings! You never know when it may come in handy or save your lives!