Severe Weather

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Weather Information Sources

Weather Conditions
Level Description
1   Alert Roadways are hazardous, drive with extreme caution.
2  Advisory Roadways are extremely hazardous with blowing and drifting snow and/or flooding. Only those who feel it is necessary to travel should be on the roadways.
3  Emergency Most roadways are closed and extremely hazardous/flooded. Employees should comply with workplace policies or contact their employer. Violaters may be cited.

Thunder Storms
Watch Conditions are favorable for a strong thunder storm to occur within the time period defined
Warning Severe weather has been spotted and is headed our way. May be dangerous lightning, high winds, large amounts of rainfall, hail, and thunder. Seek shelter away from windows.

Tornado

Watch

Conditions are favorable for a tornado to occur within the time period defined
WarningA funnel cloud has been spotted and may be coming our way. Emergency sirens will sound throughout the city and in areas of the county. Tornadic storms may also contain high winds, dangerous lightning, large mounts of rainfall, hail, and thunder. Seek shelter away from windows and in a secure area such as in a basement.

Flood
WatchIndicates that local water levels (lakes, ponds, rivers, and streams) are rising to dangerous levels and could overrun their banks.
WarningIndicates that the former has happened, making roadways hazardous, and in severe cases causing areas to be evacuated. Flash floods happen in a very short time, and can recede nearly as fast as they appear. Flash floods can make roadways treacherous and rivers dangerous.