Different Types of Warnings for this Winter Season
Living in Mid Missouri, we hear the words ‘storm watch’ and ‘storm warning’ many times throughout the year from our trusty meteorologists, but what do they mean? A storm watch means that weather conditions are at a level where a severe storm can easily develop. A storm warningmeans that a current storm that already exists could turn even worse.
According to the National Weather Service(NWS), they issue two types of watches and three types of warnings during the winter season. A Winter Storm Watch is issued when “conditions are favorable for a winter storm event, which is a threat to life or property”, while a Blizzard Watch is issued when “conditions are favorable for a blizzard event” with low visibility and high winds. On the other hand, a Winter Storm Warning is issued when there is a heavy snowfall of at least 6 inches in 12 hours, 8 inches in 24 hours, or ½ inch of sleet. A Ice Storm Warning is issued when there is an ice accumulation of at least ¼ inch, while a Blizzard Warning is issued when blizzard conditions continued for at least three hours or more.
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