What's The Difference Between A Watch And A Warning
Summer’s in the south bring many rain storms. It's important to stay aware of severe weather watches and warnings and to know how to react. A watch means that conditions are favorable for severe storms. Watches are typically issued for large areas and are in effect for several hours. During a severe weather watch you don’t need to alter your plans just make sure you stay aware of the conditions.
A warning means severe weather is occurring or will be soon, and action should be immediate. Severe thunderstorms are capable of producing damaging wind and possibly hail.
One thing to remember is that lighting happens in every thunderstorm. This does should not downplay the damage of a strike. During these conditions find a safe place such as the inside of a sturdy building and keep informed of the conditions and remain there until it’s clear.