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So What Is The Difference Between A Severe Weather Watch And Warning?

9/11/2019 (Permalink)

A Large Tornado In Texas With Lightning! Understand the difference between a severe thunderstorm watch and warning.

So, exactly what is the difference between a Severe Thunderstorms Watch and Severe Thunderstorm Warning.  Let’s test our knowledge.

Get Prepared when there is a Severe Thunderstorm Watch.  This means that severe thunderstorms are possible in and near the watch area.  It is important to stay informed and be prepared to act if a severe thunderstorm warning is issued by the national weather service.  Typically, a watch area covers several counties and states. 

Take Action when a Severe Thunderstorm Warning is issued.  Radar or spotters have reported that there is severe weather.  These warnings are not to be taken lightly.  There could be an imminent danger to life and property.  Take shelter immediately.  Leave mobile homes. They can blow over easily in high winds.  It is important to understand that warning typically cover a smaller area like a city or town.  The area may be impacted by large hail or damaging winds that have been identified by a national weather service forecaster on radar or a trained spotter or law enforcement official who is watching the storm.

At SERVPRO of Southwest Dallas, your safety is our first concern.  In the event, that you need storm clean up assistance after a storm large or small.  Call us (214) 463-5880 for 24/7 emergency service.  We can help with any severe storm damage and board up service.

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