Weather: What Do The Weather Terms Mean?

Modified on Wed, 20 Oct, 2021 at 11:30 AM

Many of the terms and abbreviations used by NWS forecasters have been in use for many years and before many NWS products were directly available to the public.

In some cases, different terms have been applied to the same item in different local areas.

To learn more about these terms, follow this Link to the NWS Glossary website for a comprehensive definition of the terms used and the weather conditions.that result in an alert or warning transmission.