As we embark upon the height of severe weather season, you might notice meteorologists talking about severe weather outlooks.
But often times it can be confusing.
To help you better understand severe-weather threats this season, here is a quick refresher on the 6-part scale the Storm Prediction Center uses to denote the probability of severe weather in a given area.
Before we begin, let's clarify what qualifies as a severe thunderstorm.
Severe Thunderstorm CriteriaGeneral ThunderstormsMarginal Risk (1)Slight Risk (2)Enhanced Risk (3)Moderate Risk (4)High Risk (5)What it Looks Like
So next time you find yourself face to face with a map like this:
Remember, each different color means something very different. And with severe weather in the forecast you should have a plan in place so you and your family can stay safe in the threat of danger.
The link above is a great resource to help you stay ahead of the storm this severe weather season.
For WeatherNation — Meteorologist Jeremy LaGoo