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Severe Weather Risks

NOAA's Storm Prediction Center issues outlooks for severe weather every day. High risk outlooks are rare and indicate either a tornado outbreak or widespread damaging winds are expected.

Winter Weather/Storms – Warning Alert Notifications

Winter storms have the capability to completely immobilize large areas of a state, and possibly several states simultaneously. Thus, winter weather warnings, watches, and advisories are issued by the National Weather Service (NWS) for relatively large geographic areas, rather than for one specific county or a small group of counties.

Extreme Cold – Warning Alert Notifications

Extreme Cold Notifications issued by the National Weather Service include frost advisories, freeze, and hard freeze watches and warnings. Wind chill notifications are also used, but are only defined for temperatures at or below 50°F and wind speeds above 3 mph.

Storm Surge – Warning Alert Notifications

Storm surge is often the greatest threat to life and property from a tropical cyclone, and it can occur at different times and at different locations from a storm’s hazardous winds

Extreme Heat – Warning Alert Notifications

Excessive heat events (EHEs) are a public health threat because they often increase the number of daily deaths within distinct groups within the population. Generally, it is those who are older, very young, or poor, or have physical challenges or mental impairments, are at elevated risk for experiencing EHE-attributable health problems.

Severe Thunderstorms – Warning Alert Notifications

Severe thunderstorm notifications and convective outlooks (AC) are issued by the National Weather Service's (NWS) Storm Prediction Center (SPC) in Norman, Oklahoma and have different order of severity.

Floods – Warning Alert Notifications

NWS Flood Warning Alert Notifications: What Do They Mean? Flash Flood Watch or Warning, Areal Flood Warning, Rivers Flood Warning, Coastal Flood Warning, Urban and Small Stream Flood Advisory, or Lakeshore Flood Advisory, Watch and Warning.

Cyclones (Tropical) – Warning Alert Notifications

Understanding the difference between NWS tropical storm or hurricane watches and warnings is critical to being prepared.

Having multiple sources to receive weather warnings

Having multiple sources to receive weather warnings is smart! Relying on only one leaves you vulnerable if there is a power outage, system failure, or if you are "out of range".

Oklahoma City’s Tornado Siren Policy

If you live in Oklahoma City, you need to be aware of the way the city uses their outdoor warning sirens.

Emergency Ready – New Year’s Resolution Actions

NWS Weather-Ready Action of the Month: Resolve to stay alert to dangerous weather! Make sure Wireless Emergency Alerts are enabled on your mobile phone.

Wind – Warning Alert Notifications

The National Weather Service's (NWS) uses different terms and warning alerts for similar wind phenomena on land, on the ocean (maritime), and involving blowing dust.

Wildfires (Fire Weather) – Warning Alert Notifications

NOAA's National Weather Service (NWS) provides daily fire weather forecasts, fire weather warning products, and forecasts designed to assist wildland Fire Agencies' assessment of fire danger every day of the year. Most NWS Weather Forecast Offices provide fire forecasts twice a day and provide warnings in close partnership with local, state and Federal fire control agencies.

Air Quality Index (AQI) – Notifications

The EPA's Air Quality Index (AQI). based on data from local air quality monitors, tells you about the daily air quality in your area and recommends precautions you can take to protect your health. As smoke gets worse, the concentration of particles in the air changes - and so do the steps you should take to protect yourself.

Volcanoes/Volcanic Eruptions – Warning Alert Notifications

The USGS Volcano Hazards Program issues four-tiered Volcano Alert Levels of Normal, Advisory, Watch, and Warning. The Volcano Alert Levels are intended to inform people on the ground about a volcano's status and are issued in conjunction with the Aviation Color Code. Notifications are issued for both increasing and decreasing volcanic activity.

Tsunamis – Warning Alert Notifications

Tsunami notifications issued by NOAA's National Weather Service's (NWS) are in the order of severity: Tsunami Information Statement, Tsunami Watch, Tsunami Advisory, and Tsunami Warning.

Tornadoes – Warning Alert Notifications

Tornado notifications issued by the National Weather Service's (NWS) Storm Prediction Center (SPC) in Norman, Oklahoma are in the order of severity: Tornado Watch, PDS Tornado Watch, Tornado Warning, PDS Tornado Warning, Tornado Emergency.

Solar Events (Space Weather) – Warning Alert Notifications

The NOAA / NWS Space Weather Prediction Center (SWPC) is the nation's official source of space weather alerts, watches and warnings. SWPC provides real-time monitoring and forecasting of solar and geophysical events which impact satellites, power grids, communications, navigation, and many other technological systems.

Nuclear Power Plant Incidents – Warning Alert Notifications

Although the construction and operation of nuclear power plants are closely monitored and regulated by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), accidents are possible and severe accidents are very rare. A nuclear plant emergency could result in dangerous levels of radiation that could affect the health and safety of the public living near the nuclear power plant.

Marine/Coastal – Warning Alert Notifications

The NWS Marine Weather Forecasters issue wind, sea state, and significant weather warnings, forecasts, and weather statements. These are essential to the conduct of safe and efficient maritime operations and for the protection of the marine public.

Landslides – Warning Alert Notifications

Landslide watches and warnings may be issued by the USGS for discrete areas, and include advice about contacting an area's local emergency centers. Watches and warnings for rainfall-induced debris flows are weather dependent and will closely track National Weather Service (NWS) watches and warnings for flash flooding.

Epidemics/Pandemics/Health – Warning Alert Notifications

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC's) Health Alert Network (HAN)is CDC's primary method of sharing cleared information about urgent public health incidents with public information officers; federal, state, territorial, and local public health practitioners; clinicians; and public health laboratories.

Earthquakes – Warning Alert Notifications

The USGS Earthquake Hazards Program is part of the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program (NEHRP). They monitor and report earthquakes, assess earthquake impacts and hazards, and research the causes and effects of earthquake. The USGS Earthquake Notification Service (ENS) is a free service that sends you automated notification emails when earthquakes happen in your area.

Droughts – Intensity Notifications

The U.S. Drought Monitor is unique, blending numeric measures of drought and experts' best judgment into a single map every week. It started in 1999 as a federal, state, and academic partnership, growing out of a Western Governors' Association initiative to provide timely and understandable scientific information on water supply and drought for policymakers.

Hazardous Weather Statements

There are a multitude of advisories, watches, and warnings issued by the National Weather Service (NWS). The NWS uses a multi-tier system of weather statements to notify the public of threatening weather conditions. These statements are used in conjunction with specific weather phenomena to convey different levels of risk.

Volcano Hazards Program

The USGS Volcano Hazards Program monitors active and potentially active volcanoes, assesses their hazards, responds to volcanic crises, and conducts research on how volcanoes work.

Earthquake Hazards Program

The USGS Earthquake Hazards Program is part of the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program (NEHRP), established by Congress in 1977. They monitor and report earthquakes, assess earthquake impacts and hazards, and research the causes and effects of earthquake.

Tsunami Warning Program

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center (PTWC) is one of two tsunami warning centers that are operated by NOAA in the United States. The West Coast and Alaska Tsunami Warning Center (WCATWC) is the second of the two tsunami warning centers.

NOAA Weather Radio (NWR)

All Hazards NOAA Weather Radio (NWR) is a nationwide network of radio stations broadcasting continuous weather information directly from the nearest National Weather Service office. NWR broadcasts official Weather Service warnings, watches, forecasts and other hazard information 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA)

Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) are emergency messages sent by authorized government alerting authorities through your mobile carrier. Government partners include local and state public safety agencies, FEMA, the FCC, the Department of Homeland Security, and the National Weather Service.