Watch - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock


 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.
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