Winter Weather Alerts
Winter arrived today, and with it winter weather advisories.
SERVPRO of West Amarillo wants to remind you what the various terms mean:
Winter Weather Advisory:
Issued by the National Weather Service when a low pressure system produces a combination of winter weather-snow, freezing rain, sleet- that present a hazard but doesn't meet warning criteria. (Looks like something might happen)
Winter Storm Watch:
Issued when there is a potential for heavy snow or ice accumulations. Usually 24 to 36 hours in advance. (we are going to watch and see what happens)
Winter Storm Warning:
A winter storm is producing or is forecast to produce heavy snow or ice accumulations.
Also in the mix are Blowing Snow advisory, freezing rain advisory, and Blizzard Warning.
Here in the Texas Panhandle, any and all of these can and will happen at once.