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What is a Severe Weather Alert Day?

As part of our promise to bring you accurate and dependable forecasts that you can use to plan your day, we have instituted Severe Weather Alert Days.

Storms can pop up at any time, but there are times when we know in advance that dangerous weather is coming. When that happens, we'll trigger a Severe Weather Alert Day.

This means a majority of our viewers may be affected by dangerous weather conditions that day.

When will you trigger a Severe Weather Alert Day?

A Severe Weather Alert Day is issued when the forecast is potentially dangerous enough to cause us to escalate our coverage. This may include tornadoes, dangerous and destructive thunderstorms, extreme heat index and dangerous wind chills.

We are committed to keeping you ahead of severe weather. Which will give you time to take necessary precautions to keep you and your family safe.

How will I know when it is a Severe Weather Alert Day?

When a Severe Weather Alert Day is announced, we will alert our viewers quickly and accurately by using all of our assets, and giving you the choice of how you want to be alerted to the threat of potentially dangerous weather conditions.

We will alert viewers on News 10 and users at with a graphic icon and information on where to go for more details. We will also send out a text alert, a Tweet, and update our Facebook status.

When you see the Alert on-air, on-line or on your phone, you'll know potentially dangerous weather is going to affect you in some way.

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