|What to Listen for|
TROPICAL STORM WATCH
Tropical Storm conditions are POSSIBLE in the specified area of the Watch, usually within 48 hours.
TROPICAL STORM WARNING
Tropical Storm conditions are EXPECTED in the specified are of the Warning, usually within 36 hours.
Hurricane conditions are POSSIBLE in the specified area of the Watch, usually within 48 hours.
Prepare to take immediate action to protect your family and property in case a Hurricane Warning is issued.
Hurricane conditions are EXPECTED in the specified area of the Warning within 36 hours or less.
Complete all storm preparations and evacuate if directed by local officials.
SHORT TERM WATCHES and WARNINGS
These provide detailed information on specific hurricane threats, such as tornadoes, floods and high winds.