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.

Wind Advisory

MN AREAS AFFECTED: Anoka; Dakota; Goodhue; Hennepin; Ramsey; Washington
Expires: 4/1/2015 8:00 PM

Wind Advisory

WI AREAS AFFECTED: Chippewa; Dunn; Eau Claire; Pepin; Pierce; St. Croix
Expires: 4/1/2015 8:00 PM

Minneapolis/St. Paul

Broken Clouds
74° | 50°
  • Feels like: 77° F
  • Wind: S 15mph
  • Humidity: 24%
  • Thu Partly cloudy and windy
    60° | 34°
  • Fri More sun than clouds
    48° | 30°
  • Sat Times of sun and clouds
    54° | 38°
  • Sun Mix of sun and clouds
    52° | 44°