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What is the difference between a watch and a warning?
A watch is issued when conditions are favorable for a particular severe weather hazard within the next several hours.

A warning is issued when a particular severe weather hazard is imminent or occurring. It is a warning to take immediate action to protect life and property.


For more information on how to prepare for severe weather, visit NOAA Weather Preparedness.NOAA Weather Preparedness

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