The main threats from these storms will be damaging winds in excess of 60-70 MPH, but we are not going to rule out a few tornadoes embedded in a line of thunderstorms that will move across the area tomorrow.
Here are some safety tips to remember during severe weather:
A watch means conditions are right for dangerous weather. In other words, a "watch" means watch out for what the weather could do, be ready to act.A Tornado Watch means that conditions are favorable for the development of severe weather including tornadoes, in and close to the watch area.
A Severe Thunderstorm Watch means that conditions are favorable for the development of severe weather including hail greater than 1" (Quarter Size) in diameter, and thunderstorm wind gusts above 74 MPH, in and close to the watch area.
A warning means that that the severe weather is imminent or will be occurring shortly.
A Tornado Warning means that a tornado has been detected by National Weather Service Doppler Radar or has been spotted by trained weather spotters. Take shelter immediately!
- Move to the lowest floor of your house, such as a basement, and stay away from windows.
- If a basement is not available, then move to the inner most portion of your house away from windows, such as a bathroom or closet.
- If time, take something such as a pillow, or other object to protect your head from flying debris.
A Severe Thunderstorm Warning means that a thunderstorm has been detected by National Weather Service Doppler Radar and/or one of the following severe weather reports has been received:
- Thunderstorm wind gusts about 74 MPH
- Hail greater than 1" in diameter (Severe thunderstorms can produce hail as big as baseballs or eggs...)
For more tornado safety tips, click here: Tornado Safety: From The Storm Prediction Center.
Here is some more tornado information from The Storm Prediction Center:Stay with the WHAG Weather Team on air, on Facebook and Twitter for the latest details during any severe weather event...
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