Watches and Warnings Tropical Storms
Tropical Storm Watch - tropical storm conditions with sustained winds from 39 to 73 mph are possible in your area within the next 36 hours.
Tropical Storm Warning - tropical storm conditions are expected in your area within the next 24 hours.
Hurricane Watch - hurricane conditions (sustained winds greater than 73 mph) are possible in your area within 36 hours.
Hurricane Warning - hurricane conditions are expected in your area in 24 hours or less.
Current Tropical InformationWe have several maps and images that pertain to this area. Check out our Maps Index for what we have available.
If you live near the ocean, you should also be aware of the following alerts:
Coastal Flood Watch - the possibility exists for the inundation of land areas along the coast within the next 12 to 36 hours.
Coastal Flood Warning - land areas along the coast are expected to become, or have become, inundated by sea water above the typical tide action.
Dr. Steve Lyons, Tropical Weather Expert at The Weather Channel, contributed to the content of this section of the Storm Encyclopedia.