Before we breakdown the different types of severe weather you need to know the difference between a watch and a warning!
“To make it simple. A watch, be prepared. A warning take action.” Says Matt Steinbugl, a forecaster from the National Weather Service in State College.
But let’s use a different example, let’s say I want to bake some cupcakes. One way to think of a watch. I have my ingredients gathered and ready to go, but I haven’t started any baking yet. A warning, on the other hand, we are starting to bake! The storm is on the ground and active.