Special Assignment

How storm watches and warnings get issued

CREATED Jun 16, 2014

  • Print
  • Play

SULLIVAN - Television is still how most of us discover the latest detailed information about severe weather, but broadcast meteorologists are only conduits for such critical facts.

There's only on place authorized to issue actual warnings for southeast Wisconsin, and that's at the National Weather Service office in Jefferson County.

Blue skies bring a brief break in the action, but when storm clouds are brewing you can bet the NWS crew doesn't miss a beat.

Meteorologists at the NWS know even a minute can mean the difference between life and death.

Once that warning flys out of their office, it's only a matter of moments before Master Control at TODAY'S TMJ4 triggers the crawl that crosses the bottom of your screen.

At that point, Storm Team 4 can take to the air immediately--using a wide array of resources to keep you updated 24 hours a day,7 days a week, safe from the storm.

Tune in this Thursday night, June 19 at 7 p.m. as our Storm Team Forecasters keep you safe from the storm. They'll show you everything you need to know when severe weather strikes, and we'll look back at some of the worst storms in our state's history.