Winter Storm Jonas: Advisory, Watch, Warning, Threat

WEATHER

Tens of millions of Americans are covered by winter weather advisories, watches, or warnings. Sort them out here. (The Weather Channel)

Use our activity to create a weather map of the U.S. or your local area.

Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers’ Toolkit.

Click on any part of the National Weather Service’s National Weather Hazards map to see any warnings, advisories, watches, or special weather statements for your area. Map by National Weather Service, NOAA

Click on any part of the National Weather Service’s National Weather Hazards map to see any warnings, advisories, watches, or special weather statements for your area.
Map by National Weather Service, NOAA

Discussion Ideas

 

  • Take another look at the National Weather Hazards map. Do you know the difference between an advisory, a watch, and a warning? Check out the National Weather Service glossary for some help.
    • An advisory highlights special weather conditions that may cause significant inconvenience, and if caution is not exercised, could lead to situations that may threaten life and/or property.
    • A watch is used when the risk of a hazardous weather has increased significantly, but its occurrence, location, and/or timing is still uncertain. A watch announcement is intended to provide enough lead time so that those who need to set their plans in motion can do so.
    • A warning is issued when a hazardous weather or hydrologic event is occurring, is imminent, or has a very high probability of occurring. A warning is used for conditions posing a threat to life or property.

 

 

Share your weather maps with us at education@ngs.org, and we might share it here on the blog or website!

TEACHERS’ TOOLKIT

The Weather Channel: Dangerous Winter Storm Jonas to Bring Crippling Snowstorm, Major Ice Threat; Blizzard Warnings for D.C., Baltimore

Nat Geo: Create a Weather Map activity

National Weather Service: National Weather Hazards map

National Weather Service: Glossary

National Weather Service: Local Weather Conditions (by by location or zip code)

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