Storm Shield explains: What's the difference between a watch and a warning?

Posted at 12:30 PM, Mar 03, 2015
and last updated 2015-03-04 15:24:28-05

A severe weather watch issued by the Storm Prediction Center aims to allow people to plan and get prepared for potentially hazardous conditions.

If a warning is issued, that's a bigger deal, and people should put that plan into action.

Watch this video by Storm Shield Meteorologist Jason Meyers, who further explains the difference.