Hazards Monitor Debuts

 
A new feature has debuted on the NWS Indianapolis website: the Hazards Monitor. The Hazards Monitor gives you a quick look at the possible weather hazards for today and tonight. The Monitor displays threat levels for 8 different hazards that impact Central Indiana: Thunderstorms, Tornadoes, Hail, Wind, Flash Flood, Temperature, Fog, and Winter Precipitation. The four different threat levels are None, Low, Moderate, and High.
 
The threat level colors represent the highest hazard threat for anywhere in Central Indiana for the today and tonight periods. Each hazard has its own threat level definitions. Below is an example of the categories for the Winter Precipitation hazard:
  

Winter Precipitation
Green Light : No Accumulating Winter Precipitation Expected
Yellow Light : Any Accumulating Winter Precipitation
Red Light : Winter Weather Watch or Winter Weather Advisory in Effect
Purple Light : Winter Weather Warning in Effect
 

The graphic is located below the small images of the radar and satellite. Click any of the hazard indicators to get a key of each hazard’s threat level definitions. The Hazards Monitor is updated as needed, at a minimum of two times per day.
 

For more information on potential hazards impacting Central Indiana, please see our Outlooks page and the Hazardous Weather Outlook.

We welcome comments or questions about the Hazards Monitor. Please send them to w-ind.webmaster@noaa.gov



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