Along with a stream of Weather Broadcasts on our YouTube channel, Weather 360, we would also like to release and test a 3-Level Alert System, which we have abbreviated 3.A.S (not purposely based on E.A.S, which is the NWS’ Emergency Alert System), in which Weather 360 outlines threats on a 3 leveled system that places different types of alert at either of the following;
Level I: Most Urgent
Level II: Elevated Alert
Level III: Alert
Guidelines for the Alert System
Level I situations: This event must be within the next 24 hours and may either have a watch or warning from the NWS associated with it or is expected to have a watch or warning shortly. This event is expected to pose a potential threat to an area and is classified as Most Urgent. In these situations it is always best to gather last-minute supplies for the storm.
Level II situations: This event must be within the next 48 hours and could pose a potential threat to an area. Depending on the event, a watch may already be issued for this area. If your area is given a Level II Elevated Alert, the time is now to be on your way to preparation for the potential threat.
Level III situations: This event must be within the next 72 hours and has the possibility to pose a potential threat. Depending on the event, a watch may already be issued for this area. If your area is under a Level III threat, now is the time to start preparation for the potential threat.