damage to trees, telephone/utility poles or any structure
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH - issued by the Storm
Prediction Center when severe thunderstorms are possible in and near the watch area (box). The
watch is issued for a large area and is usually in effect for several hours.
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING - issued by your local NWS Forecast Office when severe weather is imminent or
occurring and is usually in effect for about an hour.