The Difference Between Watches And Warnings
Safety Alerts Important During Severe Weather
NORTH TEXAS (CBSDFW.COM) – When it comes to watches and warnings, there’s a big difference that North Texans should be aware of. Your safety is vital before, during and after the storm.
Watches are issued for severe thunderstorms, tornadoes or flash flooding. A watch means dangerous weather is possible. At the very least, you should be alert to the weather around you and be prepared to act. Watches are issued for a broad area and usually include several counties in North Texas.
A warning means dangerous weather is happening right now. It’s time to act now and take appropriate safety measures.
A warning is issued for a specific area of a county. On TV, the warned area will be highlighted in the shape of a polygon.
It’s a more accurate way to warn people in a specific area that dangerous weather is taking place right now.