Severe Weather Watches vs. Warnings: Do You Know the Difference?
During the summer in Central Indiana, severe weather can pop up quickly. It's important to understand the differences between severe weather watches and warnings.
A Severe Thunderstorm Watch means that atmospheric conditions are favorable for the development of a thunderstorm in the watch area. A thunderstorm is considered severe when it contains large hail (1" in diameter or greater) and/or wind gusts at 58 mph or greater.
A Severe Thunderstorm Warning indicates that a severe thunderstorm is occurring in the warning area or is about to occur. If a thunderstorm warning has been issued in your area, seek shelter immediately.
A Tornado Watch means that atmospheric conditions are favorable for the development of tornadoes and thunderstorms in the watch area. It does not mean that it will occur or one has been sighted, only that it is possible.
A Tornado Warning means that a tornado is imminent in the warning area. It means that one has occurred or is about to occur. If a tornado warning has been issued in your area, it is important to immediately seek shelter.
Severe weather can strike quickly and leave devastating damage in its wake. If your home or business has been damaged by severe weather, call SERVPRO of Hamilton County at 317-773-0422. We have the training, manpower and expertise to restore your property to its preloss condition and make your home "Like it never even happened."