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Weather Terms

3/29/2016 (Permalink)

The following was copied directly from: http://www.weathersafety.ohio.gov/SpringSummerWeatherTerms.aspx

"Although thunderstorms occur year round, they are most prevalent across the state during the spring and summer months. Thunderstorms can produce damaging winds, deadly lightning, large hail, flash flooding and tornadoes. In addition, effects of extreme heat can be exasperated by power outages caused by these storms. The following severe weather terms are defined by the National Weather Service. 

The National Weather Service (NWS) is responsible for issuing severe weather watches, warnings and advisories to alert the public when dangerous weather conditions are expected.

  • Watch - A weather watch means there is the potential or conditions exist for a dangerous weather event.
  • Warning - A weather warning means that a dangerous weather event is imminent. Immediate action must be taken to protect life and property.
  • Advisory - A weather advisory means weather conditions that are less serious than a warning are imminent. These events may cause a significant inconvenience, and if caution is not exercised, it could lead to a situation that may be threatening to life and property.

Hazardous Weather Outlook - Issued daily, a hazardous weather outlook highlights any significant weather conditions that may develop. It is intended to provide information on the potential of significant weather over the next week.

Special Weather Statement – Provides the public with information concerning ongoing weather hazards, including strong storms that may become severe.

Short Term Forecast - A short-term forecast describes the weather in the local area and includes a short-range forecast (usually not more than six hours). This product will be updated more frequently when it is used during active weather. A short-term forecast is sometimes referred to as a "NOW-cast." "

Read more of the article at: http://www.weathersafety.ohio.gov/SpringSummerWeatherTerms.aspx

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