CENTRAL NEW YORK (WUTR/WFXV/WPNY) — For the second day of ‘Extreme Climate Consciousness Week’, we go over the distinction between watches and warnings. Let’s take extreme thunderstorms for instance. A extreme thunderstorm “watch” means be ready!
Extreme thunderstorms are potential in and close to the watch space so keep knowledgeable and be prepared in case a extreme thunderstorm warning is issued. The watch space is usually massive, protecting quite a few counties and even states.
A extreme thunderstorm “warning” means take motion now! On this state of affairs, extreme climate has been reported by spotters or indicated by radar and there’s imminent hazard to life and property. Take shelter and get out of cell or manufactured properties that may collapse or blow over in very excessive winds. Warnings are sometimes issued for a a lot smaller space, protecting simply a part of a metropolis or county.