Weather Alerts and What They Mean
Kansas weather…. Nuff said, right? Kansas weather is extremely unpredictable and often when the weather channel gives us an alert, we can be unaware of what it means and what precautions we should be taking. The National Weather Service uses the words “advisory”, “watch”, and “warning” to alert us when possible bad weather is on the way.
Advisories are for less serious conditions than warnings. An advisory is issued when hazardous weather event is occurring, or probable.
“Watch” mean’s watch out for that the weather “could” do and be prepared for if something does take place. It essentially means that the weather event is not an immediate threat but to be aware and look for signs. A watch is more serious than an advisory but less serious than a warning.
A “warning” means that the weather event is occurring, and you need to take shelter as soon as possible. A warning is the most serious alert.
SERVPRO of Northeast Wichita can help you after a major storm event. If your home or business experiences a water or fire loss after a storm event, contact us at (316) 684-6700. We are available 24/7/365.