Storm Watch or Storm Warning? Know the Difference!
Do you know the difference between a watch and a warning? There are many types of storms in southwest Missouri you know we are no stranger to severe weather. We have many forms of severe weather including Severe Thunderstorms, Tornadoes, Flash Floods, and Winter Storms, for each type of storm we also have storm watches, advisories, and storm warnings.
What does a Storm Watch” Mean? A storm watch means that severe weather hasn't occurred yet, but upcoming weather conditions are expected to produce potentially dangerous weather, such as heavy rain, hail, or strong gusts of wind.
What does a “Storm Warning” mean? A storm warning indicates that meteorologists have already observed severe conditions. If you hear that a storm warning has been issued, it means potentially dangerous weather is imminent in or near your location. These watches and warnings are in place to help you take appropriate action as quickly and safely as possible. It is always a good idea to have a plan in place for storms.
For more information about watches and storm warnings you can visit the National Weather Services website.
If your home or business are affected by storms call us anytime at 417-724-0084.