severe weather
 
Severe weather is the single biggest threat to health and safety for people in CDHD’s area. Storms can lead to flash flooding, damage to your property or loss of power and communications. They can strike quickly and with tremendous force.
 
Some terms to know:
 
Severe Local Storm: A convective storm in a small geographical area sufficiently intense to cause a threat to life and/or property from lighting, large hail, damaging wind, tornadoes, heavy rain and flash flooding.
 
Severe Local Storm Watch: Issued by the National Weather Service when there is a potential for severe thunderstorms or tornadoes.
 
Storm Watch: Increased risk of storm force winds in the region of 55mph to 73 mph.
 
Storm Warning: Sustained or frequent winds in the 55mph to 73mph range.
 
Severe Thunderstorm: A thunderstorm with winds of at least 58 mph and/or hail ¾" in diameter that produces a tornado.
 
Severe Thunderstorm Watch: Issued by the National Weather Service when conditions are favorable for the development of thunderstorms. Usually issued for a period if 4 to 8 hours at a time. BE PREPARED TO MOVE TO SAFETY.
 
Severe Thunderstorm Warning: Issued when a severe thunderstorm produces hail one inch or larger and/or winds of 58mph or higher. Can produce tornadoes with little or no warning. Usually issued for an hour at a time. SEEK SAFE SHELTER IMMEDIATELY
 
Tornado Watch: Issued by the National Weather Service  when conditions are favorable for the development of tornadoes in and around the watch area. Usually last for 4 to 8 hours at a time. BE PREPARED TO MOVE TO SAFETY
 
Tornado Warning: Issued by the National Weather Service usually for 30 minutes at a time. Will include location of tornado and its expected path. SEEK SAFE SHELTER IMMEDIATELY
 
Tornado Emergency: A rare tornado warning issued when there is a severe threat ti human life and catastrophic damage from an imminent or ongoing tornado. SEEK SAFE SHELTER IMMEDIATELY
 
What you can do.
 
Listen to the weather report on local media or a weather radio. Follow advice regarding avoiding travel or seeking shelter. Prepare a shelter before an emergency and practice using it.
 
http://radar.weather.gov/radar.php?rid=uex – National Weather Service Radar based in Hastings Nebraska

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