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Weather Policies

PLEASE Do NOT call Law Enforcement for Weather Information

Weather Information Sources:

Local radio and television stations
The Courier website

Weather Conditions

Level
Description
1
Alert
Roadways are hazardous, drive with extreme caution.
2
Advisory
Roadways are extremely hazardous with blowing and drifting snow and/or flooding. Only those who feel it is necessary to travel should be on the roadways.
3 Emergency
Most roadways are closed and extremely hazardous/flooded. Employees should comply with workplace policies or contact their employer. Violaters may be cited

Thunder Storms

Watch
Conditions are favorable for a strong thunder storm to occur within the time period defined
Warning
Severe weather has been spotted and is headed our way. May be dangerous lightning, high winds, large amounts of rainfall, hail, and thunder. Seek shelter away from windows

Tornado

Watch
Conditions are favorable for a tornado to occur within the time period defined
Warning
A funnel cloud has been spotted and may be coming our way. Emergency sirens will sound throughout the city and in areas of the county. Tornadic storms may also contain high winds, dangerous lightning, large mounts of rainfall, hail, and thunder. Seek shelter away from windows and in a secure area such as in a basement.

Flood

Watch
Indicates that local water levels (lakes, ponds, rivers, and streams) are rising to dangerous levels and could overrun their banks.
Warning
Indicates that the former has happened, making roadways hazardous, and in severe cases causing areas to be evacuated. Flash floods happen in a very short time, and can recede nearly as fast as they appear. Flash floods can make roadways treacherous and rivers dangerous.