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Warnings and watches

A storm watch means a storm is possible in your area. When a watch is issued, listen to local radio and TV stations for additional information. Be alert to changing weather conditions and avoid unnecessary travel.

A storm warning means a storm is headed for or is already in your area. When a storm warning is issued:

  • Safety experts recommend that you stay indoors; its the best place to protect yourself.
  • If you must go outside, wear several layers of lightweight clothing this will keep you warmer than a single heavy coat.
  • Cover your mouth to protect your lungs from cold air or debris in the air.