NewsTalk KZRG is the 4 States’ severe weather station. Stay ahead of the storm by listening to KZRG and make sure you tune in during times of severe weather for breaking coverage.
With the KZRG app, you can subscribe for severe weather alerts.
Here are weather terms you should be familiar with:
Severe Thunderstorm Watch – Means the conditions are present for severe thunderstorm development in and around the watch area.
Severe Thunderstorm Warning – Means a severe thunderstorm has been spotted or indicated by radar. Severe thunderstorms can produce winds in excess of 58 mph and hail. These storms can produce tornadoes.
Tornado Watch – Means the conditions are present for tornado development in and around the watch area.
Tornado Warning – Means a tornado has been spotted or indicated by radar. You should seek shelter immediately.
Flash Flood Watch – Means conditions are present for flash flooding in and around the watch area.
Flash Flood Warning – Means flash floods are imminent or present in the warning area.
Winter Storm Watch – Means conditions are present for significant snow or ice accumulations.
Winter Weather Advisory – Means one of more of the following is expected: snow of 3-5 inches in a 12 hour period, sleet up to 1/4 inch, freezing rain in combination with snow or sleet, or blowing snow.
Winter Storm Warning – Means that heavy snow, at least 6 inches over a 12 hour period, is expected. Sleet accumulation of at least half an inch can also trigger a winter storm warning.
Info compiled from the National Weather Service.