Severe Weather Information

Severe Weather Descriptions


  • Watch means that conditions are favorable for severe weather.
  • Warning means there is a serious threat to life and property to those in the path of the storm.

Severe Weather 101

allows you to learn about thunderstorms, tornadoes, hail, lightning, floods, damaging winds and severe winter weather.






    NOAA Weather RadioNOAA All-Hazard Weather Radio


    Emergencies such as a tornado touchdown can happen with little to no warning, leaving you only seconds to take action to protect yourself and your family. York County Office of Emergency Management recommends having a NOAA certified tone-alert weather radio with a back up power supply (batteries or hand crank). You want to make sure your NOAA weather radio is programmable for your area so you get the most up to date information about a potential emergency.

    Programming Your Weather Radio