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  •  How do people remember "warning" vs. "watch"? (3+ / 0-)
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    kyril, 4mygirls, weatherdude

    I lived in the Florida Panhandle for six years, and we frequently had tornadoes come through, but I could never remember which was which with tornado warning vs. tornado watch. I still couldn't remember when taking your survey.

    •  I remember it as (3+ / 0-)
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      chantedor, weatherdude, Shippo1776

      Watch = Watch the storms, watch the skies. Pay attention. This covers a large area and the language used speaks of a chance that something might happen and that the public should be aware of their surroundings during this time period.

      Warning = NWS is warning you that something is happening now involving a single storm. The wording will be storm/area specific and not as broad as the Watch language.

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