1. An option used by the SPC in tornado and severe thunderstorm watches when the potential for strong/violent tornadoes, or unusually widespread damaging straight-line winds, is high. The text that accompanies a watch of this type will include the line "THIS IS A PARTICULARLY DANGEROUS SITUATION."
2. Strong wording or emphasis used in a zone forecast issued by a National Weather Service Forecast Office highlighting a potential condition (e.g., "some thunderstorms may be severe").
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- Blue Watch or Blue Box, Red Watch or Red Box, SEL, Severe Thunderstorm Watch, Tornado Watch, Watch, Watch Box, Watch Cancellation, Watch Status Reports, Winter Storm Watch
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