Severe Weather Terminology for Upcoming Hurricane Weekend
Weather updates predicts that Tropical Storm Hermine may become a Hurricane, and now everyone is questioning whether it will also affect the Northeast during our Labor Day weekend. Below are some Severe Weather terms we may encounter this weekend:
Gale Warning: A warning of 1-minute sustained surface winds in the range of 39 mph to 54 mph inclusive, either predicted or occurring and not directly associated with tropical cyclones.
Hurricane Watch: An announcement that hurricane conditions (sustained winds of 74 mph or higher) are possible within the specified coastal area. Watch is issued 48 hours in advance of the anticipated onset of tropical storm-force winds.
Hurricane Warning: An announcement that hurricane conditions (sustained winds of 74 mph or higher) are expected somewhere within the specified costal area. Warning is issued 36 hours in advance of the anticipated onset of tropical storm-force winds.
Tornado Watch: Defines an area shaped like parallelogram where tornadoes and other kind of severe weather are possible in the next several hours.
Torndo Warning: A tornado warning means that a tornado has been spotted, or that Doppler radar indicates a thunderstorm circulation which can spawn a tornado.
Stay informed of any weather updates and stay safe this weekend!
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