What is the difference between a "Watch" and a "Warning"?

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A watch is when there is potential for severe weather to develop. No action is required but you should be aware.

A warning is issued when severe weather is happening in your area. It’s time to act to protect your life and property. Watches, warnings and other alerts are issued by Environment Canada and other government agencies. We do not alter these messages.

Refer to our article here for further information on severe weather terms in Canada.

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