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Weather Whys: Differences between watch and warning during severe weather

Weather Whys: Differences between watch and warning during severe weather

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We are only a few days away from the official start of Spring and with that our severe weather season is getting closer. Do you know what the difference is between a watch and warning? The answer is today's Weather Whys.

A watch during severe weather season indicates the risk of hazardous weather. Severe Thunderstorm or Tornado watches are indications that hazardous weather is possible but not immediately occurring. It is a heads up for you to stay up to date with the latest weather conditions and start making a plan.

A Severe Thunderstorm or Tornado warning mean that life threatening conditions are occurring, imminent or likely. During a warning you want to take action immediately to save lives like going to your basement during a tornado warning.

Weather Whys is a segment by Meteorologist Justin Thompson-Gee that airs during the CBS 58 News on WMLW - The M from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. The segment answers viewer weather questions, explains weather phenomena and reveals interesting weather stats. To submit your question reach out to Justin on Facebook, Twitter or by emailing him at JThompson-Gee@cbs58.com.

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