WSAV and Storm Team 3 will present our Storm Watch 2016 special tomorrow night at 7:30pm.
The half hour show will prepare you for severe weather season as we move through spring and into summer across the Coastal Empire and Low Country. Make sure to tune in and watch.
We have all seen watches or warnings issued. But do you really know what they mean?
There is a big difference between the two… and its important you know what each means. It just might save your life.
A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH is issued for weather conditions that are favorable for severe thunderstorms. A watch can cover parts of a state or several states. Watch and prepare for severe weather and stay tuned to WSAV AND NOAA Weather Radio to know when warnings are issued.
A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING is issued for severe weather that has been reported by spotters or indicated by radar. Warnings mean there is a serious threat to life and property to those in the path of the storm. ACT now to find safe shelter! A warning can cover parts of counties or several counties in the path of danger.
A TORNADO WATCH means be prepared! It is issued when severe thunderstorms and tornadoes are possible in and near the watch area. It does not mean that they will occur. It only means they are possible.
A TORNADO WARNING means take action! It is issued when a tornado is imminent. When a tornado warning is issued… seek safe shelter immediately.
For much more weather preparedness information… join us Saturday Night for Storm Watch 2016!
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