Severe Weather Updates
National Weather Service text products are received via satellite, allowing us to have instant notification of any NWS watch and/or warning information which we will pass along to you via pager, cell phone, phone call or any other means of communication.
Type of Severe Weather Updates
The following type of updates are some of the ones that we can offer you so that you can be aware of weather warnings coming up in an instant.
- Tornado Watch
- Tornado Warning
- Severe Thunderstorm Watch
- Severe Thunderstorm Warning
- Flash Flood Watch
- Flash Flood Warning
- Small Stream Flood Advisory
There are other watches, warnings and advisories such as Hurricane Watch/Warning, Tropical Storm Watch/Warning, High Wind Watch/Warning, Winter Weather Advisory, Snow Advisory, Winter Storm Watch/Warning, Freezing Rain Advisory, Ice Storm Warning, Blizzard Warning and Coastal Flood Watch/Warnings. These watches, advisories and warnings cover a larger area and have a greater lead time for people to react and thus are not as time sensitive as the warnings associated with severe thunderstorms.
Warnings Customized To Your Location
Many times Warnings are issued by the NWS but your location may have already experienced the worst of the storm and it is now moving away or the threat level may be low over your particular location but you are still included in the watch. Skyview will help to identify your actual risk and pass along the information to you as fast as possible so you can implement your safety plan. There are times when Skyview Weather will notify of severe weather even if there is not a current warning on a thunderstorm cell as we are proactive in our approach and want to give the necessary lead time to keep people safe.
With warnings now coming to cell phones it is more important than ever to avoid the confusion and understand the actual risk for your location as there will be many false alarms.