Roadways are hazardous, drive with extreme caution.
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.
Most roadways are closed and extremely hazardous/flooded. Employees should comply with workplace policies or contact their employer. Violaters may be cited
Conditions are favorable for a strong thunder storm to occur within the time period defined
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
Conditions are favorable for a tornado to occur within the time period defined
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.
Indicates that local water levels (lakes, ponds, rivers, and streams) are rising to dangerous levels and could overrun their banks.
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.