warning stage

warning stage

[′wȯrn·iŋ ‚stāj]
(hydrology)
The stage, on a fixed river gage, at which it is necessary to begin issuing warnings or river forecasts if adequate precautionary measures are to be taken before flood stage is reached.
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Mr Macbeth said: "The majority of incidents are resolved at the discussion and warning stage with most residents or businesses, when challenged, clearing up.
Issues ranging from business continuity to mutual aid arrangements were being worked through against a background of challenging scenarios, from the public warning stage to a full-blown pandemic.
We don't evacuate in the warning stage," Buchanan said.
We are promoting the Biofield system in the early warning stage as a convenient and comfortable test once a suspicious lump is detected.
All major rivers were at warning stage, the Weather Service reported, but are expected to recede before reaching flood stage.
I think that big Alex is at the verbal warning stage with Rangers failing in their Champions League qualifier.