Every year North Texas experiences severe weather. The good news is that most weather can be predicted. The bad news is that many weather related injuries and deaths still occur each year despite advanced warning. The first step to being prepared is realized that severe weather can happen at any time of year and any time of day. We encourage the campus community to take an active role in preparing for severe weather and provide the following information to help you protect yourself and others.
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Warning: A warning is issued when a hazardous weather or hydrologic event is occurring, imminent or likely. A warning means weather conditions pose a threat to life or property. People in the path of the storm need to take protective action.
Watch: A watch is used when the risk of a hazardous weather or hydrologic event has increased significantly, but its occurrence, location or timing is still uncertain. It is intended to provide enough lead time so that those who need to set their plans in motion can do so. A watch means that hazardous weather is possible. People should have a plan of action in case a storm threatens and they should listen for later information and possible warnings especially when planning travel or outdoor activities.
Advisory: An advisory is issued when a hazardous weather or hydrologic event is occurring, imminent or likely. Advisories are for less serious conditions than warnings, that cause significant inconvenience and if caution is not exervised, could lead to situations that may threaten life or property.