John is a fan of the great outdoors and when the skies aren't stormy you'll find John with fishing rod in hand, headed for his favorite spot to toss out a line. He and his family are avid campers as well.
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A Watch is issued when the risk of hazardous weather has increased significantly but its occurrence, location, and/or timing is still uncertain. It is intended to provide adequate lead time to those people who will be affected so that they may start to prepare for the event.
Severe thunderstorm and tornado watches are usually issued 45 minutes before the event.
Flood/flash flood watches are usually issued 3 to 24 hours in advanceof the event.
Hurricane, river flood, and winter storm watches, can be issued as much as 12 to 36 hours in advance.