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, WHSV News 3 has instituted Severe Weather Alert Days.
Storms can pop up about 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.
This is an early-alert commitment to keep you ahead of the severe weather.
This will give you time to take necessary precautions to keep you and your family safe once the storms hit.
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. We’ll give you the choice of how you want to be alerted to the threat of potentially dangerous weather conditions.
We will alert viewers on WHSV and users at whsv.com. We will also send out a text alert
, a tweet
, update our Facebook status
, and send out an email blast to subscribers.
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.
What should I do on a Severe Weather Alert Day?
Keep it tuned to WHSV News 3, or logged on to whsv.com for updates. We will let you know when and where the severe weather will strike.
WHSV.com will also transform into your breaking weather alert center giving you access to live radars, watches and warnings, even live streaming video. You can also learn what to do to stay safe during tornadoes, lightning strikes, icy or blizzard conditions, extreme heat or dangerous wind chills.
All of this information will help you plan the best way to protect your family. And we'll keep you informed until the threat is out of our area.
This is our commitment to be the leader in breaking weather coverage. WHSV and whsv.com are your best sources for up-to-the minute and accurate weather information.