Thunderstorm

SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH

Severe thunderstorms are likely to occur. Watch the sky and stay tuned to NOAA weather radio, commercial radio, or television for information.

SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING

Severe weather has been reported by spotters or indicated by radar. Warnings indicate imminent danger to life and property to those in the path of the storm.

IF YOU ARE IN A FOREST

Seek shelter in a low area under a thick growth of small trees.

IF YOU ARE IN AN OPEN AREA

Go to a low place such as a ravine or valley. Be alert for flash floods.

IF YOU ARE ON OPEN WATER

Get to land and find shelter immediately.

IF YOU ARE ANYWHERE YOU FEEL YOUR HAIR STAND ON END (indicates lightening is about to strike)

Squat low to the ground on the balls of your feet. Place your hands over your ears and your head between your knees. Make yourself the smallest target possible and minimize your contact with the ground. Do not lie flat on the ground.