Severe Weather Awareness Week: The Difference Between a Watch and Warning

Created: 04/21/2014 7:12 PM
By: Leslie Dyste

All week long we're getting you and your family ready for severe weather.

Monday, we focused on the difference between a weather watch and a weather warning. Meteorologist Dave Dahl says a severe weather watch indicates risk of hazardous weather, while a warning means the event is occurring, imminent or likely.

Learn more about Severe Weather Awareness Week here.

Freezing Rain Advisory

MN AREAS AFFECTED: Benton; Brown; Chippewa; Douglas; Kandiyohi; Lac Qui Parle; McLeod; Meeker; Mille Lacs; Morrison; Nicollet; Pope; Redwood; Renville; Sherburne; Sibley; Stearns; Stevens; Swift; Todd; Wright; Yellow Medicine
Expires: 11/24/2014 6:00 AM

Minneapolis/St. Paul

50° | 25°
  • Feels like: 20° F
  • Wind: WNW 15mph
  • Humidity: 89%
  • Mon Mostly cloudy and windy with snow showers
    25° | 11°
  • Tue More sun than clouds
    24° | 16°
  • Wed Snow showers
    24° | 6°
  • Thu Mostly sunny
    16° | 10°