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CORDERO'S CORNER: What is the difference between an Advisory and Warning?

CORDERO'S CORNER: What is the difference between an Advisory and Warning?
Posted at 6:30 AM, Mar 21, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-29 07:33:44-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fl. (WTXL) -- Every Tuesday on WTXL Sunrise, you'll be able to have one of your own weather questions answered by Meteorologist Alex Cordero.

This week, our question comes from viewer Tayler Igo, via Facebook. You can email ACORDERO@WTXL.TV

She asks: What is the difference between an advisory and a warning?

The NWS defines an advisory as something that "highlights special weather conditions that are less serious than a warning." They may cause significant inconvenience, and if one isn't careful, they could threaten lives or property.
 
An example is Heat Advisory, Small Craft Advisory, or Significant Weather Advisory.
 
Meanwhile, a warning is serious.
 
It means a life threatening hazard is imminent or occurring.
 
Examples are Excessive Heat Warning, Gale Warning, or Tornado Warning.
 
A bit of advice, heed all watches, advisories and warnings. They will keep you safe and provide you less inconvenience. Who likes to have inconveniences anyways?

Remember you can send your questions to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or send them to ACORDERO@WTXL.TV