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1 - Introduction

Watches, Warnings & Advisories are three separate layers in Weather Defender but come from the same source: National Weather Service weather bulletins. On your scree, you will see multi-colored boxes which are counties depending on the type of weather is present.

2 - Layer Descriptions

2.1 - Watches



A government-issued watch is issued after advisories but before warnings, usually within a few hours of the expected event. Watches are displayed in solid colors.


2.2 - Warnings



Watches are government-issued outlooks for large areas where hazardous weather is expected to develop in the next 4-6 hours. They are issued after advisories but before warnings. In Weather Defender, Watches are displayed as solid colors.


2.3 - Warnings



Warnings are government-issued warnings for small areas where severe weather is imminent or presently occurring. In Weather Defender, Warnings are displayed as outlined colors.



3 - Color Codes



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