• NHC will have the option to issue advisories, watches, and warnings for disturbances that are not yet a tropical cyclone but which pose a threat of bringing tropical storm or hurricane conditions to land within 48 hours.
• Regular Tropical Storm and Hurricane Watch and Warning criteria apply
• Watch – conditions possible within 48 h
• Warning – conditions expected within 36 h
This is a huge step in the right direction. Often times we become de-sensitized to weather coverage on a daily bases.
For more detailed info: Please see Item # 2 NHC/NOAA