Winter Weather Warnings, Watches, and Advisories

Winter Weather Warning Products

Winter weather related Warnings, Watches and Advisories are issued by your local National Weather Service office. Each office knows the local area and will issue Warnings, Watches or Advisories based on local criteria. For example, the amount of snow that triggers a Winter Storm Warning in the Northern Plains is typically much higher than the amount needed to trigger a Winter Storm Warning in the Southeast.

Warnings: Take Action

Watches: Be Prepared

Advisories: Be Aware

Some other key terms to understand:

Wind Chill Chart

Source: National Weather Service