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Warning or Watch?: Wind Chill Edition

2/10/2021 (Permalink)

It can be easy to forget the difference between a warning and a watch when it comes to storms. Here in Alabama, we don't see cold weather warnings very often. In today's blog, we wanted to cover the difference between a Wind Chill Warning versus a Wind Chill Watch. As a bonus, we'll also be explaining what a Wind Chill Advisory means! A special thank you goes to the National Weather Service for providing such great explanations for us to share!

  • Wind Chill Warning: Take Action! NWS issues a wind chill warning when dangerously cold wind chill values are expected or occurring. If you are in an area with a wind chill warning, avoid going outside during the coldest parts of the day. If you do go outside, dress in layers, cover exposed skin, and make sure at least one other person knows your whereabouts. Update them when you arrive safely at your destination.
  • Wind Chill Watch: Be Prepared: NWS issues a wind chill watch when dangerously cold wind chill values are possible. As with a warning, adjust your plans to avoid being outside during the coldest parts of the day. Make sure your car has at least a half a tank of gas, and update your winter survival kit.
  • Wind Chill Advisory: Be Aware: NWS issues a wind chill advisory when seasonably cold wind chill values but not extremely cold values are expected or occurring. Be sure you and your loved ones dress appropriately and cover exposed skin when venturing outdoors.

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