Watches Vs. Warnings

Watches VS. Warnings

Watches and warnings are announcements issued for a number of severe weather events, providing information to the citizens of McKinney to determine appropriate actions to take.

A hazard watch means that the conditions are favorable for the hazard event in or near the watch area. When a watch is announced, review your plan and the actions you should take. Stay alert and be prepared to act on your plans.

A hazard warning means that the hazard event is imminent or already occurring in the warning area. Precautions and planned actions should be used at this time.