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Warnings, Watches, and Advisories: What You Need to Know

  • By Amber Liggett
  • Mar 16, 2023

Photo by NOAA on Unsplash

Whenever weather happens, you will find a Watch, Warning, or Advisory (WWA) issued by the National Weather Service (NWS). These WWA alerts provide a heads up for when, what kind, and where a weather hazard will impact a region. While these alerts are specific to hazards like tornadoes, thunderstorms, flooding, etc., there are universal definitions for all of them at large.

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