Know Your Thunderstorms and Lightning Terms

Familiarize yourself with these terms to help identify an thunderstorm hazard:

Severe Thunderstorm Watch
Tells you when and where severe thunderstorms are likely to occur. Watch the sky and stay tuned to NOAA Weather Radio, commercial radio, or television for information.

Severe Thunderstorm Warning
Issued when severe weather has been reported by spotters or indicated by radar. Warnings indicate imminent danger to life and property to those in the path of the storm.

Last Modified: Tuesday, 21-Mar-2006 08:40:17 EST