Weather Alert Meanings

Severe Thunderstorm or Tornado Watch
This means that conditions are such that a severe thunderstorm or tornado may develop. During the "watch" period is the ideal time to take shelter. Keep your radio or television tuned to a local station for information or advice from government officials.

Severe Thunderstorm or Tornado Warning

This means a thunderstorm or tornado has been sighted. You should already be sheltered or take shelter immediately when a Tornado Warning is issued. Tune your radio to 910 AM, KCJB for updates. Minot Central Dispatch will sound its sirens during Tornado Warnings.