Severe Weather

What does "storm watch" mean?

A storm watch means severe weather hasn't occurred yet, but upcoming weather conditions are expected to produce potentially dangerous weather, such as heavy rain, hail, or strong gusts of wind. Because conditions can change quickly, the NWS wants to give you as much time as possible to safeguard your personal property and take shelter.

What does "storm warning" mean?

A storm warning indicates that meteorologists have already observed severe conditions. If you hear that a storm warning has been issued, it means potentially dangerous weather is imminent in or near your location. Depending on the type of weather warning, take appropriate action as quickly and safely as possible.

The Outdoor Warning System may be activated for ANY manmade or Natural Disaster.  When activated citizens should tune in to local media for further information.

Links for Severe Weather Alerts:

South Bend IN weather alerts, warnings, watches, and advisories - 

South Bend, IN Severe Weather Alert | Weather Underground (

South Bend, IN Weather Advisories - Warnings & Watches | AccuWeather  

Alerts ( 

Weather App (

3-Day Severe Weather Outlook: South Bend, Indiana - The Weather Network 

South Bend, IN Weather Alerts - The Weather Channel |

Michiana Watches & Warnings | WSBT 22: News, Weather and Sports for Michiana | WSBT  

South Bend Weather App | News, Weather, Sports, Breaking News | WSBT

US severe weather map | tornado hq 

Weather ABC57 

Download ABC57's weather app for your mobile devices

NOAA Weather Radio 

Transmitter Quick Reference

Northern Indiana Transmitters

NameAbbreviationCall LettersFrequency
South BendSBNWXJ-57162.400