Winter Weather Preparedness Week: Winter terminology

Winter Weather Preparedness Week - Winter Terms

AUGUSTA, GA (WFXG) - As winter weather preparedness week rolls on, it’s important to understand the terms used to get the word out about hazards before a storm.

Anytime there is a threat for snow or ice, the National Weather Service may issue watches, warnings, or advisories to alert people to the danger of a storm.

A winter weather advisory is issued a day or less ahead of generally light snow or ice.

For a more major winter storm, bringing 2 to 3 inches of snow, and/or significant sleet and ice, watches and warnings are issued.

A Winter Storm Watch is issued one to two days ahead of a winter storm as a heads up that winter weather may be on the way.

The watch is replaced by a Winter Storm Warning a day or less ahead of an imminent winter storm.

Stay with FOX 54 for more tips throughout winter weather preparedness week.

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