Last Update: Sep 23, 2022.

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What is a Hurricane warning?

Also according to FEMA, a hurricane warning is issued when a storm with winds of at least 74 MPH is expected to hit a given area within 24 hours.

Gale Warning - Wind speed of 34-63 kts (39-54 mph) expected. Hurricane - When a tropical storm reaches winds of 64 kts (74 mph) or more, it is classified as a hurricane. Hurricane Warning - A hurricane is expected to strike your area within 24 hours or less. Hurricane Watch - A hurricane may threaten your area.

A hurricane warning is issued when hurricane-force winds are expected within 24 hours.

A hurricane warning is issued when hurricane-force winds are expected within 24 hours.

Flag Hurricane Warning? Storm Warning

In US maritime warning flag systems, a red square flag with a black square taking up the middle ninth of the flag is used to indicate a storm warning (the use of two such flags denotes a hurricane force wind warning or a hurricane warning).

Flag     Hurricane Warning? Storm Warning

In US maritime warning flag systems, a red square flag with a black square taking up the middle ninth of the flag is used to indicate a storm warning (the use of two such flags denotes a hurricane force wind warning or a hurricane warning).

A hurricane warning is issued when hurricane-force winds are expected within 24 hours. A hurricane warning can remain in effect when dangerously high water or a combination of dangerously high water and exceptionally high waves continue, even though winds may be less than hurricane force.

A hurricane warning is issued when hurricane-force winds are expected within 24 hours. A hurricane warning can remain in effect when dangerously high water or a combination of dangerously high water and exceptionally high waves continue, even though winds may be less than hurricane force.

NHC Tropical Cyclone Graphical Product Descriptions

In addition to the wind field, this graphic shows an approximate representation of coastal areas under a hurricane warning (red), hurricane watch (pink), tropical storm warning (blue) and tropical storm watch (yellow).

NHC Tropical Cyclone Graphical Product Descriptions

Brunswick County is currently under a tornado watch, flash flood watch, hurricane warning and storm surge warning. Several areas across the county experienced tornado warnings this morning.

Front-and-centre we see a new hurricane warning flag logo, yes – it's actually a hurricane warning flag this time – with two flags flying from the stick instead of one (the previous was a “tropical storm warning” flag, I'm told), another nod to North Carolina hidden in-between the two flags.Jun 22, 2018

Experts announce hurricane watches 48 hours before they expect tropical-storm-force winds (sustained winds of 39 to 73 mph) to start. A hurricane warning is more serious.

Preparing For A Hurricane Or Other Tropical Storm

Experts announce hurricane watches 48 hours before they expect tropical-storm-force winds (sustained winds of 39 to 73 mph) to start. A hurricane warning is more serious. It means hurricane-force winds are expected in a stated area.

Preparing For A Hurricane Or Other Tropical Storm

Experts announce hurricane watches 48 hours before they expect tropical-storm-force winds (sustained winds of 39 to 73 mph) to start. A hurricane warning is more serious. It means hurricane-force winds are expected in a stated area.

Because hurricane preparedness activities become difficult once winds reach tropical storm force, the Watch is issued 48 hours in advance of the onset of tropical storm force winds. A Hurricane Warning is issued when sustained winds of 74 mph or higher are EXPECTED somewhere within the specified area of the Warning.