Thunderstorms are dangerous and can produce lightning, tornadoes, wind, hail, and flash flooding. When there’s a severe thunderstorm risk, the National Weather Service issues alerts.
Severe Thunderstorm Watches and Warnings
Severe Thunderstorm Watch: Severe thunderstorms are possible. Locate to a safe place in the home and tell family members to watch the sky and listen to the radio or television for more information.
Severe Thunderstorm Warning: Severe thunderstorms are happening or are about to happen. Go to a safe place, turn on a battery-operated radio or television, and wait for the “all clear” by the authorities.
*A severe thunderstorm has winds of 58 miles per hour or more and/or hail three-fourths an inch in diameter or greater.