It’s Severe Weather Preparedness Week In Georgia- Tuesday Tip

Know the difference

WATCHES vs WARNINGS

Know the difference between a watch and a warning. A severe thunderstorm WATCH means conditions are favorable for severe thunderstorms to develop. A severe thunderstorm WARNING means a severe thunderstorm has been detected and there is an eminent threat to life and property.

WIND, HAIL, AND TORNADOES

Severe thunderstorms can produce wind gusts in excess of 58 miles per hour or more and hail in excess of one inch in size or larger. Supercell thunderstorms can produce tornadoes. Supercells are more common in the spring.

We’ll have another tip on Wednesday, but you can always check out great information to help prepare your family for severe weather at www.ready.gov