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Stephenson County Emergency Management Agency Frequently Asked Questions



Category: Main -> Weather

Question
·  What is an Advisory?
·  What is a Watch?
·  What is a Warning?
·  What is Flash Flood Watch?
·  What is NWR?

Answer
·  What is an Advisory?

Advisories are issued for weather situations that cause significant inconveniences but do not meet warning criteria and, if caution is not exercised, could  lead to life-threatening situations.  Advisories are issued for significant events that are occurring, are imminent, or have a very high probability of occurrence.

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·  What is a Watch?
Forecast issued well in advance to alert the public of the possibility of a particular weather related hazard (e.g. tornado watch, flash flood watch). The occurrence, location and timing may still be uncertain.
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·  What is a Warning?

Forecast issued when a particular weather or flood hazard is "imminent" or already occurring (e.g., tornado warning, thunderstorm warning, flash flood warning, etc.).  A warning is used for conditions posing a threat to life or property.

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·  What is Flash Flood Watch?
Issued to indicate current or developing hydrologic conditions that are favorable for flash flooding in and close to the watch area, but the occurrence is neither certain or imminent.
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·  What is NWR?

NOAA Weather Radio All Hazard (NWR) is a nationwide network of radio stations broadcasting continuous weather information directly from the nearest National Weather Service office (Quad Cities NWS office for Stephenson County).  NWR broadcasts official Weather Service warnings, watches, forecastsand other hazard information 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 

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