What is a Severe Weather Alert Day?
As part of our promise to bring you accurate and dependable forecasts that you can use to plan your day, WYMT Mountain News has instituted Severe Weather Alert Days.
Storms can pop up about any time. But there are times when we know in advance that dangerous weather is coming. When that happens, we will trigger a Severe Weather Alert Day.
This means a majority of our viewers may be affected by dangerous weather conditions that day.
When will you trigger a Severe Weather Alert Day?
A Severe Weather Alert Day is issued when the forecast is potentially dangerous enough to cause us to escalate our coverage. This may include tornadoes, dangerous and destructive thunderstorms, extreme heat and dangerous wind chills.
This is an early-alert commitment to keep you ahead of the severe weather.
This will give you time to take necessary precautions to keep you and your family safe once the storms hit.
How will I know when it is a Severe Weather Alert Day?
When a Severe Weather Alert Day is announced, we will alert our viewers quickly and accurately by using all of our assets.
We will alert viewers on WYMT and wymt.com with a graphic icon and information on where to go for more details. We will also send out a text alert, a tweet and update our Facebook status.
When you see the Alert on-air, online or on your phone, you will know potentially dangerous weather could affect you in some way.
What should I do on a Severe Weather Alert Day?
Keep it tuned to WYMT or logged on to wymt.com for updates. We will let you know when and where the severe weather will strike.
Our website will also transform into your breaking weather alert center, giving you access to live radars, watches and warnings and even live streaming video. You can zoom into your neighborhood with our Sky Alert radar app to see exactly what the weather is doing where you live.
You can also learn what to do to stay safe during tornadoes, lightning strikes, icy or blizzard conditions, extreme heat or dangerous wind chills.
All of this information will help you plan the best way to protect your family.
And we will keep you informed until the threat is over.