hurricane watch


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hurricane watch

[′hər·ə‚kān ‚wäch]
(meteorology)
An announcement for a specific area that hurricane conditions pose a threat; residents are cautioned to take stock of their preparedness needs but, otherwise, are advised to continue normal activities.
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The hurricane watch now stretches from southeastern Louisiana to Mexico Beach, Florida.
A hurricane watch was issued for parts of Honduras, where authorities were keeping a close eye on the storm but had not begun any evacuations.
A hurricane watch means that hurricane conditions are possible in a specified area within thirty-six hours.
The region was put on Hurricane Watch yesterday after a tropical depression over the southern Bahamas strengthened.
The National Hurricane Centre issued a hurricane watch for about 280 miles of Florida's Atlantic coast, from Florida City near the US state's southern tip to Flagler Beach.
3) During a hurricane watch, people should do what they can to protect buildings and ships in port to withstand the winds and water.
Looking ahead, the 2000 hurricane watch is mildly optimistic, at least for the United States' East Coast.
A hurricane watch was issued for more than 425 miles of coast, from St.
A Hurricane Watch is issued for coastal areas when the threat of storm is within 24 to 36 hours; a Hurricane Warning is posted when the threat is 24 hours or less.