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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Forecasters say a hurricane watch has been extended to include the New Orleans area as Tropical Storm Isaac makes its way toward the Florida Keys.
A hurricane watch is in effect for the north coast of Haiti from Le Mole St.
A hurricane watch extended further north to Long Island, the islands of Martha's Vineyard - where president Barack Obama is on holiday - and other parts of Massachusetts.
The US Civil Defence has issued a Hurricane Warning (Alert Phase) for Pinar del Rio and Isla de la Juventud, and a Hurricane Watch (Informative Phase) for Havana City, Havana, Matanzas and Villa Clara provinces.
The hurricane centre set a hurricane watch andndash; meaning hurricane conditions are expected in the area within 36 hours - from Grand Isle, Louisiana to Mexico Beach in northwestern Florida, but did not include the city of New Orleans.
HURRICANE Ida strengthened to a Category 2 storm last night and a hurricane watch was extended to the Florida Panhandle as the storm made its way across the Gulf of Mexico.
Everyone is on hurricane watch and the GOP convention organizers begin to change the mood and pace of the convention to respect Mother Nature.
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.
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.
* HURRICANE WATCH: This announcement is not a warning, rather it indicates that the hurricane is near enough that everyone in the area covered by the "Watch" should listen to their radios for subsequent advisories and be ready to take precautionary action in case hurricane warnings are issued.