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Know the difference between watch vs. warning

TROPICAL STORM WATCH

An announcement that tropical storm conditions (sustained winds of 39 to 73 mph) are possible within the specified coastal area within 48 hours.

TROPICAL STORM WARNING

An announcement that tropical storm conditions (sustained winds of 39 to 73 mph) are expected somewhere within the specified coastal area within 36 hours.

HURRICANE WATCH

An announcement that hurricane conditions (sustained winds of 74 mph or higher) are possible within the specified coastal area. Because hurricane preparedness activities become difficult once winds reach tropical storm levels, the hurricane watch is issued 48 hours in advance of the anticipated onset of tropical storm-force winds.

HURRICANE WARNING

An announcement that hurricane conditions are expected somewhere within the specified coastal area. The hurricane warning is issued 36 hours in advance of the anticipated onset of storm-force winds.

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    First Alert Forecast: Warm weather pattern continues

    Saturday, February 17 2018 7:59 PM EST2018-02-18 00:59:21 GMT
    (Source: Raycom Media)(Source: Raycom Media)

    An unseasonably warm weather pattern continues across the Coastal Empire and Lowcountry through next week. What is left of a cold front sinks southward, briefly, tonight and Sunday before lifting back northward. The front produces more Sunday cloud cover and, possibly, an isolated shower or two through the day. Temperatures reach lows in the 50s and lower 60s Sunday morning, before rebounding into the 60s and 70s Sunday afternoon; coolest north and northwest of Savannah.  While...

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    An unseasonably warm weather pattern continues across the Coastal Empire and Lowcountry through next week. What is left of a cold front sinks southward, briefly, tonight and Sunday before lifting back northward. The front produces more Sunday cloud cover and, possibly, an isolated shower or two through the day. Temperatures reach lows in the 50s and lower 60s Sunday morning, before rebounding into the 60s and 70s Sunday afternoon; coolest north and northwest of Savannah.  While...

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  • Father-son team raise money to fight diabetes on cross-country journey

    Father-son team raise money to fight diabetes on cross-country journey

    Saturday, February 17 2018 6:01 PM EST2018-02-17 23:01:45 GMT
    (Source: WTOC)(Source: WTOC)

    An 11-year-old set a world record on Saturday for being the youngest person to cross America on foot after he and his father ended their travels at the Tybee Island Pier.  

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    An 11-year-old set a world record on Saturday for being the youngest person to cross America on foot after he and his father ended their travels at the Tybee Island Pier.  

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  • Savannah PD investigates fatal interstate crash

    Savannah PD investigates fatal interstate crash

    Saturday, February 17 2018 5:46 PM EST2018-02-17 22:46:53 GMT
    © (Source: Savannah Police Department)© (Source: Savannah Police Department)

    The Savannah Police Department’s Traffic Investigation Unit is investigating a fatal two-vehicle crash on Interstate 16 Saturday. 

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    The Savannah Police Department’s Traffic Investigation Unit is investigating a fatal two-vehicle crash on Interstate 16 Saturday. 

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