Warnings Valid at: 29 Nov 2022 11:06 PM CDT
WA
Wind Advisory (View Text) expires 08:00 AM by PQR (For more information fro)
Lower Columbia and I - 5 Corridor in Cowlitz County, Greater Vancouver Area, in WA
VTEC# 6 (NEW)
Issued: 11:00 PM
Updated: 12:06 PM
 
OR
Wind Advisory (View Text) expires 08:00 AM by PQR (For more information fro)
South Willamette Valley, Greater Portland Metro Area, Lower Columbia, Central Willamette Valley, in OR
VTEC# 6 (NEW)
Issued: 11:00 PM
Updated: 12:06 PM
 
MS
Severe Thunderstorm Warning (View Text) expires 12:00 AM by JAN (86)
Oktibbeha, Winston, Choctaw, Lowndes, in MS
VTEC# 388 (NEW)
Issued: 10:58 PM
Updated: 10:58 PM
 
LA
Severe Thunderstorm Warning (View Text) expires 11:30 PM by LIX (Frye)
West Feliciana, in LA
VTEC# 104 (NEW)
Issued: 10:50 PM
Updated: 10:50 PM
 
MS
Severe Thunderstorm Warning (View Text) expires 11:30 PM by LIX (Frye)
Wilkinson, in MS
VTEC# 104 (NEW)
Issued: 10:50 PM
Updated: 10:50 PM
 
MS
Flash Flood Warning (View Text) expires 04:45 AM by JAN (EC)
Choctaw, Oktibbeha, Montgomery, Lowndes, Clay, Webster, in MS
VTEC# 69 (NEW)
Issued: 10:47 PM
Updated: 10:47 PM
 
AL
Tornado Warning (View Text) expires 11:30 PM by BMX (87/Grantham)
Hale, in AL
VTEC# 57 (CON)
Issued: 10:45 PM
Updated: 11:04 PM
 
MS
Tornado Warning (View Text) expires 11:45 PM by JAN (AJ)
Covington, Jefferson Davis, Lawrence, Simpson, Smith, in MS
VTEC# 105 (CON)
Issued: 10:41 PM
Updated: 11:04 PM
 
AL
Flood Advisory (View Text) expires 01:00 AM by BMX (25/Owen)
St. Clair, Calhoun, Talladega, in AL
VTEC# 147 (NEW)
Issued: 10:35 PM
Updated: 10:35 PM
 
GM
Marine Dense Fog Advisory (View Text) expires 07:00 AM by CRP (JCP)
Coastal waters from Port Aransas to Matagorda Ship Channel out 20 NM, Coastal waters from Baffin Bay to Port Aransas out 20 NM, in GM
VTEC# 17 (NEW)
Issued: 10:34 PM
Updated: 10:34 PM
 
AL
Flood Advisory (View Text) expires 01:00 AM by BMX (25/Owen)
Jefferson, in AL
VTEC# 146 (NEW)
Issued: 10:33 PM
Updated: 10:33 PM
 
WA
Wind Advisory (View Text) expires 10:00 AM by SEW ()
Southwest Interior, Hood Canal Area, in WA
VTEC# 23 (EXA)
Issued: 10:28 PM
Updated: 10:28 PM
 
AL
Severe Thunderstorm Warning (View Text) expires 11:30 PM by BMX (87/Grantham)
Greene, in AL
VTEC# 203 (CON)
Issued: 10:22 PM
Updated: 10:51 PM
 
TN
Flood Advisory (View Text) expires 01:15 AM by MRX (TD)
Marion, Loudon, Bradley, Hamilton, McMinn, Sequatchie, Bledsoe, Roane, Rhea, Meigs, in TN
VTEC# 198 (NEW)
Issued: 10:07 PM
Updated: 10:07 PM
 
MI
Wind Advisory (View Text) expires 08:00 PM by GRR (wdm For more information)
Kalamazoo, Jackson, Calhoun, Van Buren, Ingham, Eaton, Barry, Allegan, Clinton, Ionia, Kent, Gratiot, Montcalm, Isabella, Newaygo, Oceana, Clare, Osceola, Lake, Mason, Muskegon, Ottawa, Mecosta, in MI
VTEC# 9 (CON)
Issued: 10:00 PM
Updated: 09:51 PM
 
LE
WA
Winter Storm Warning (View Text) expires 07:00 PM by OTX (LN)
Okanogan Highlands, Upper Columbia Basin, Wenatchee Area, Okanogan Valley, Waterville Plateau, in WA
VTEC# 12 (CON)
Issued: 07:00 PM
Updated: 04:54 PM
 
LE
Small Craft Advisory (View Text) expires 10:00 AM by BUF (Hitchcock)
Ripley to Dunkirk NY, Dunkirk to Buffalo NY, in LE
VTEC# 110 (CON)
Issued: 10:00 PM
Updated: 09:40 PM
 
NY
Wind Advisory (View Text) expires 04:00 AM by BUF (Hitchcock)
Southern Erie, Chautauqua, in NY
VTEC# 11 (CON)
Issued: 10:00 PM
Updated: 09:45 PM
 
AK
Winter Storm Warning (View Text) expires 10:00 PM by AFG ()
Western Arctic Coast, in AK
VTEC# 19 (CON)
Issued: 10:00 PM
Updated: 06:54 PM
 
LS
Gale Warning (View Text) expires 01:00 AM by DLH (Melde)
Grand Marais to Taconite Harbor MN, Grand Portage to Grand Marais MN, in LS
VTEC# 34 (CON)
Issued: 10:00 PM
Updated: 10:59 PM
 
PZ
PA
Wind Advisory (View Text) expires 08:00 AM by CLE ()
Northern Erie, in PA
VTEC# 11 (CON)
Issued: 10:00 PM
Updated: 10:06 PM
 
AN
AR
Flash Flood Warning (View Text) expires 12:30 AM by JAN (86)
Ashley, in AR
VTEC# 68 (NEW)
Issued: 09:36 PM
Updated: 09:36 PM
 
GM
AL
Flood Advisory (View Text) expires 01:00 AM by BMX (25/Owen)
St. Clair, Blount, Etowah, in AL
VTEC# 145 (NEW)
Issued: 08:57 PM
Updated: 08:57 PM
 
GM
Marine Dense Fog Advisory (View Text) expires 05:00 AM by HGX ()
Coastal waters from High Island to Freeport TX out 20 NM, Matagorda Bay, Galveston Bay, Coastal waters from Freeport to Matagorda Ship Channel TX out 20 NM, in GM
VTEC# 22 (NEW)
Issued: 08:44 PM
Updated: 08:44 PM
 
NE
Wind Chill Advisory (View Text) expires 08:00 AM by CYS ()
Cheyenne, Kimball, Banner, in NE
VTEC# 11 (EXA)
Issued: 08:38 PM
Updated: 08:38 PM
 
AK
Flood Advisory (View Text) expires 08:30 PM by AFC ()
Susitna Valley, in AK
VTEC# 18 (NEW)
Issued: 08:35 PM
Updated: 08:35 PM
 
AR
Flood Advisory (View Text) expires 11:45 PM by MEG ()
Crittenden, in AR
VTEC# 140 (NEW)
Issued: 08:35 PM
Updated: 08:35 PM
 
TN
Flood Advisory (View Text) expires 11:45 PM by MEG ()
Shelby, in TN
VTEC# 140 (NEW)
Issued: 08:35 PM
Updated: 08:35 PM
 
MS
Flood Advisory (View Text) expires 11:45 PM by MEG ()
DeSoto, in MS
VTEC# 140 (NEW)
Issued: 08:35 PM
Updated: 08:35 PM
 
GM
Marine Dense Fog Advisory (View Text) expires 07:00 AM by LCH ()
Sabine Lake, Calcasieu Lake, Coastal waters from Cameron LA to High Island TX out 20 NM, in GM
VTEC# 15 (NEW)
Issued: 08:26 PM
Updated: 08:26 PM
 
WY
Wind Chill Advisory (View Text) expires 08:00 AM by CYS ()
Laramie Valley, in WY
VTEC# 11 (CON)
Issued: 08:00 PM
Updated: 08:38 PM
 
AL
Flood Advisory (View Text) expires 01:00 AM by BMX (25/Owen)
Jefferson, Blount, Walker, Fayette, in AL
VTEC# 144 (NEW)
Issued: 07:58 PM
Updated: 07:58 PM
 
TN
High Wind Warning (View Text) expires 10:00 AM by MRX ()
Blount Smoky Mountains, Johnson, Cocke Smoky Mountains, Southeast Greene, Unicoi, Southeast Carter, Sevier Smoky Mountains, Southeast Monroe, in TN
VTEC# 9 (CON)
Issued: 07:00 PM
Updated: 09:36 PM
 
AK
Winter Storm Warning (View Text) expires 10:00 PM by AFG ()
Lower Kobuk and Noatak Valleys, Chukchi Sea Coast, in AK
VTEC# 18 (CON)
Issued: 04:00 PM
Updated: 07:30 PM
 
FL
Rip Currents Statement (View Text) expires 08:00 PM by MFL ()
Coastal Palm Beach County, Coastal Broward County, Coastal Miami Dade County, in FL
VTEC# 42 (NEW)
Issued: 07:00 PM
Updated: 06:53 PM
 
IN
Wind Advisory (View Text) expires 04:00 AM by IWX ()
Elkhart, Steuben, Noble, De Kalb, Starke, Pulaski, Marshall, Fulton, Whitley, White, Cass, Miami, Wabash, Huntington, Wells, Adams, Grant, Blackford, Jay, Lagrange, Allen, in IN
VTEC# 10 (CON)
Issued: 07:00 PM
Updated: 06:32 PM
 
LM
LS
Small Craft Advisory (View Text) expires 01:00 AM by DLH (Melde)
Chequamegon Bay-Bayfield to Oak Point WI, Two Harbors to Duluth MN, in LS
VTEC# 129 (CON)
Issued: 07:00 PM
Updated: 10:59 PM
 
LS
Small Craft Advisory (View Text) expires 07:00 AM by DLH (Melde)
Taconite Harbor to Silver Bay Harbor MN, Silver Bay Harbor to Two Harbors MN, Duluth MN to Port Wing WI, Port Wing to Sand Island WI, Oak Point to Saxon Harbor WI, in LS
VTEC# 129 (CON)
Issued: 07:00 PM
Updated: 10:59 PM
 
LS
Small Craft Advisory (View Text) expires 01:00 AM by DLH (Melde)
Sand Island to Bayfield WI, in LS
VTEC# 129 (CON)
Issued: 07:00 PM
Updated: 10:59 PM
 
MI
Wind Advisory (View Text) expires 04:00 AM by IWX ()
Cass, St. Joseph, Branch, Hillsdale, in MI
VTEC# 10 (CON)
Issued: 07:00 PM
Updated: 06:32 PM
 
OH
Wind Advisory (View Text) expires 04:00 AM by IWX ()
Williams, Fulton, Defiance, Henry, Paulding, Putnam, Van Wert, Allen, in OH
VTEC# 10 (CON)
Issued: 07:00 PM
Updated: 06:32 PM
 
OR
Winter Storm Warning (View Text) expires 01:00 PM by PQR ()
Upper Hood River Valley, Central Columbia River Gorge, in OR
VTEC# 8 (CON)
Issued: 07:00 PM
Updated: 06:33 PM
 
OR
Winter Storm Warning (View Text) expires 07:00 AM by PQR ()
Western Columbia River Gorge, in OR
VTEC# 8 (CON)
Issued: 07:00 PM
Updated: 06:33 PM
 
PZ
Gale Warning (View Text) expires 07:00 AM by PQR (For more information fro)
Columbia River Bar, in PZ
VTEC# 24 (CON)
Issued: 07:00 PM
Updated: 04:37 PM
 
WA
High Wind Warning (View Text) expires 10:00 AM by SEW ()
San Juan County, Western Whatcom County, Western Skagit County, Admiralty Inlet Area, in WA
VTEC# 6 (CON)
Issued: 07:00 PM
Updated: 10:28 PM
 
WA
Winter Weather Advisory (View Text) expires 03:00 PM by OTX (LN)
Moses Lake Area, in WA
VTEC# 34 (CON)
Issued: 07:00 PM
Updated: 04:54 PM
 
WA
Winter Storm Warning (View Text) expires 07:00 AM by PQR ()
Western Columbia River Gorge, in WA
VTEC# 8 (CON)
Issued: 07:00 PM
Updated: 06:33 PM
 
WA
Winter Storm Warning (View Text) expires 01:00 PM by PQR ()
Central Columbia River Gorge, in WA
VTEC# 8 (CON)
Issued: 07:00 PM
Updated: 06:33 PM
 
WA
Wind Advisory (View Text) expires 10:00 AM by SEW ()
Everett and Vicinity, Tacoma Area, in WA
VTEC# 23 (CON)
Issued: 07:00 PM
Updated: 10:28 PM
 
WA
Wind Advisory (View Text) expires 01:00 PM by SEW ()
North Coast, Central Coast, in WA
VTEC# 23 (CON)
Issued: 07:00 PM
Updated: 10:28 PM
 
WA
Winter Weather Advisory (View Text) expires 07:00 PM by PDT (For more information fro)
Simcoe Highlands, in WA
VTEC# 27 (NEW)
Issued: 07:00 PM
Updated: 04:52 PM
 
WA
Winter Storm Warning (View Text) expires 04:00 PM by PDT (For more information fro)
Kittitas Valley, in WA
VTEC# 7 (CON)
Issued: 07:00 PM
Updated: 04:52 PM
 
AL
Flood Advisory (View Text) expires 01:00 AM by BMX (25/Owen)
Lamar, Winston, Marion, Walker, Fayette, in AL
VTEC# 143 (NEW)
Issued: 06:47 PM
Updated: 06:47 PM
 
AL
Flood Advisory (View Text) expires 01:00 AM by BMX (25/Owen)
Marion, Winston, Lamar, in AL
VTEC# 142 (NEW)
Issued: 06:10 PM
Updated: 06:10 PM
 
AN
PZ
Gale Warning (View Text) expires 06:00 AM by SEW (For more information fro)
Admiralty Inlet, Puget Sound and Hood Canal, in PZ
VTEC# 51 (CON)
Issued: 05:00 PM
Updated: 07:24 PM
 
LM
WA
Winter Weather Advisory (View Text) expires 07:00 PM by SEW (http://www.weather.gov/s)
Eastern Strait of Juan de Fuca, Admiralty Inlet Area, Western Skagit County, Western Strait of Juan De Fuca, Western Whatcom County, Everett and Vicinity, in WA
VTEC# 30 (CON)
Issued: 04:00 PM
Updated: 11:00 PM
 
LH
OR
Winter Weather Advisory (View Text) expires 01:00 AM by PQR ()
Coast Range of Northwest Oregon, in OR
VTEC# 27 (CON)
Issued: 04:00 PM
Updated: 06:33 PM
 
LM
LH
LE
Small Craft Advisory (View Text) expires 10:00 AM by DTX ()
Michigan Waters of Lake Erie from Detroit River to North Cape MI, in LE
VTEC# 76 (CON)
Issued: 04:00 PM
Updated: 09:54 PM
 
LC
Small Craft Advisory (View Text) expires 10:00 AM by DTX ()
Lake St. Clair Open Lake (U.S. Portion), in LC
VTEC# 76 (CON)
Issued: 04:00 PM
Updated: 09:54 PM
 
WY
Blizzard Warning (View Text) expires 04:00 PM by CYS (CLH)
South Laramie Range, North Snowy Range Foothills, in WY
VTEC# 3 (CON)
Issued: 04:00 PM
Updated: 08:38 PM
 
WA
Winter Storm Warning (View Text) expires 07:00 PM by PDT (For more information fro)
East Slopes of the Washington Cascades, in WA
VTEC# 7 (CON)
Issued: 04:00 PM
Updated: 04:52 PM
 
WA
Winter Storm Warning (View Text) expires 07:00 PM by SEW (http://www.weather.gov/s)
Olympics, in WA
VTEC# 8 (CON)
Issued: 04:00 PM
Updated: 11:00 PM
 
WA
Winter Storm Warning (View Text) expires 01:00 AM by PQR ()
South Washington Cascade Foothills, Willapa Hills, in WA
VTEC# 8 (CON)
Issued: 04:00 PM
Updated: 06:33 PM
 
GM
Small Craft Advisory (View Text) expires 04:00 AM by LIX ()
Lake Borgne, Lake Pontchartrain and Lake Maurepas, Mississippi Sound, in GM
VTEC# 50 (CON)
Issued: 01:00 PM
Updated: 10:12 PM
 
WA
Winter Storm Warning (View Text) expires 07:00 PM by PQR ()
South Washington Cascades, in WA
VTEC# 8 (CON)
Issued: 04:00 PM
Updated: 06:33 PM
 
PZ
Gale Warning (View Text) expires 07:00 AM by SEW (For more information fro)
Northern Inland Waters Including The San Juan Islands, in PZ
VTEC# 51 (CON)
Issued: 03:00 PM
Updated: 07:24 PM
 
GM
AK
Winter Storm Warning (View Text) expires 07:00 PM by AFG ()
St Lawrence Island and Bering Strait Coast, in AK
VTEC# 18 (CON)
Issued: 01:00 PM
Updated: 07:30 PM
 
PZ
Gale Warning (View Text) expires 05:00 AM by SEW (For more information fro)
East Entrance U.S. Waters Strait Of Juan De Fuca, Central U.S. Waters Strait Of Juan De Fuca, in PZ
VTEC# 51 (CON)
Issued: 01:00 PM
Updated: 07:24 PM
 
LM
Gale Warning (View Text) expires 04:00 AM by MKX ()
Lake Michigan from Two Rivers to Sheboygan WI 5NM offshore to Mid Lake, Lake Michigan from Winthrop Harbor to Wilmette Harbor IL 5NM offshore to Mid Lake, Lake Michigan from Whitehall to Pentwater MI 5NM offshore to Mid Lake, Lake Michigan Michigan City IN to St. Joseph MI 5 NM offshore to mid-line of lake., Lake Michigan from Pentwater to Manistee MI 5NM offshore to Mid Lake, Lake Michigan from Grand Haven to Whitehall MI 5NM offshore to Mid Lake, Lake Michigan from Holland to Grand Haven MI 5NM offshore to Mid Lake, Lake Michigan from South Haven to Holland MI 5NM offshore to Mid lake, Lake Michigan from St Joseph to South Haven MI 5NM offshore to Mid Lake, Lake Michigan from Wilmette Harbor to Michigan City in 5NM offshore to Mid Lake, Lake Michigan from Wind Point WI to Winthrop Harbor IL 5NM offshore to Mid Lake, Lake Michigan from Sheboygan to Port Washington WI 5NM offshore to Mid Lake, Lake Michigan from Sturgeon Bay to Two Rivers WI 5NM offshore to Mid Lake, Lake Michigan from Rock Island Passage to Sturgeon Bay WI 5NM offshore to mid lake, Lake Michigan from Point Betsie to Manistee MI 5NM offshore to Mid Lake, Lake Michigan from Charlevoix to Point Betsie MI 5NM Offshore to mid lake, Lake Michigan South of a line from Seul Choix Point to the Mackinac Bridge and North of a line from Charlevoix MI to South Fox Island 5NM offshore, Lake Michigan from Seul Choix Point to Rock Island Passage 5NM offshore to Mid Lake, Lake Michigan from North Point Light to Wind Point WI 5NM offshore to Mid Lake, Lake Michigan from Port Washington to North Point Light WI 5NM offshore to Mid Lake, in LM
VTEC# 42 (CON)
Issued: 12:00 PM
Updated: 10:04 PM
 
LM
IL
Wind Advisory (View Text) expires 01:00 AM by ILX ()
Douglas, Edgar, Jasper, Effingham, Crawford, Clay, Clark, Lawrence, Richland, Cumberland, Shelby, Moultrie, Coles, Piatt, Vermilion, Champaign, in IL
VTEC# 9 (CON)
Issued: 10:00 AM
Updated: 10:00 PM
 
IN
Wind Advisory (View Text) expires 01:00 AM by LOT ()
Lake, Benton, Newton, Porter, Jasper, in IN
VTEC# 12 (CON)
Issued: 11:00 AM
Updated: 10:03 PM
 
PZ
MN
Winter Weather Advisory (View Text) expires 01:00 AM by DLH (For more information fro)
Southern Cook/North Shore, Northern Cook/Northern Lake, in MN
VTEC# 30 (CON)
Issued: 10:00 AM
Updated: 10:52 PM
 
LM
Small Craft Advisory (View Text) expires 01:00 AM by IWX ()
New Buffalo MI to St Joseph MI, Michigan City IN to New Buffalo MI, in LM
VTEC# 76 (CON)
Issued: 07:00 AM
Updated: 10:21 PM
 
FL
Rip Currents Statement (View Text) expires 07:00 AM by TAE ()
Coastal Franklin, South Walton, Coastal Bay, Coastal Gulf, in FL
VTEC# 144 (NEW)
Issued: 07:00 AM
Updated: 03:52 AM
 
LM
Small Craft Advisory (View Text) expires 01:00 AM by MKX ()
Wind Point WI to Winthrop Harbor IL, North Point Light to Wind Point WI, Sheboygan to Port Washington WI, Port Washington to North Point Light WI, in LM
VTEC# 106 (CON)
Issued: 05:00 PM
Updated: 10:04 PM
 
LM
Small Craft Advisory (View Text) expires 01:00 AM by LOT ()
Winthrop Harbor to Wilmette Harbor IL, in LM
VTEC# 123 (CON)
Issued: 07:00 AM
Updated: 10:53 PM
 
AK
High Wind Warning (View Text) expires 01:00 AM by AFC (For more information fro)
Northeast Prince William Sound, in AK
VTEC# 12 (CON)
Issued: 01:00 AM
Updated: 07:29 PM
 
HI
High Surf Advisory (View Text) expires 11:00 AM by HFO ()
Maui Windward West, Oahu North Shore, Waianae Coast, Kauai Leeward, Niihau, in HI
VTEC# 41 (CON)
Issued: 12:57 AM
Updated: 08:51 PM
 
PR
Rip Currents Statement (View Text) expires 05:00 PM by JSJ ()
Northeast, Culebra, San Juan and Vicinity, Northwest, North Central, in PR
VTEC# 75 (CON)
Issued: 05:00 AM
Updated: 08:29 PM
 
PR
Rip Currents Statement (View Text) expires 05:00 AM by JSJ ()
Mayaguez and Vicinity, in PR
VTEC# 75 (CON)
Issued: 05:00 PM
Updated: 08:29 PM
 
LM
GU
Rip Currents Statement (View Text) expires 03:00 AM by GUM (Middlebrooke)
Guam, in GU
VTEC# 23 (CON)
Issued: 03:00 AM
Updated: 03:21 PM
 
TX
Flood Warning (View Text) expires 11:00 PM by SHV (08)
Wood, Smith, in TX
VTEC# 37 (EXT)
Issued: 10:00 PM
Updated: 08:02 PM
 
TX
Flood Warning (View Text) expires 10:00 AM by SHV (25)
Morris, Franklin, Titus, in TX
VTEC# 38 (EXT)
Issued: 07:26 AM
Updated: 08:02 PM
 
AS
Tsunami Advisory (View Text) expires 06:57 AM by HEB ()
Swains Island, Manua, Tutuila and Aunuu, in AS
VTEC# 3 (NEW)
Issued: 06:57 AM
Updated: 06:57 AM
 
AS
Tsunami Advisory (View Text) expires 06:30 AM by HEB ()
Tutuila and Aunuu, Manua, Swains Island, in AS
VTEC# 3 (CON)
Issued: 06:00 AM
Updated: 06:30 AM
 
FL
Flood Warning (View Text) expires 01:00 AM by MLB ()
Seminole, in FL
VTEC# 8 (CON)
Issued: 09:45 AM
Updated: 08:06 PM
 
FL
Flood Warning (View Text) expires 07:00 PM by MLB (JS)
Lake, Volusia, in FL
VTEC# 7 (EXT)
Issued: 09:32 AM
Updated: 08:08 PM
 
FL
Flood Warning (View Text) expires 08:13 PM by MLB (Watson)
Lake, Volusia, in FL
VTEC# 1 (CON)
Issued: 02:06 PM
Updated: 08:13 PM
 
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Notes:

  • This application is educational grade and should not be used operationally.
  • Flash Flood Warnings (FFW) do not have VTEC IDs, so those columns are blank for FFWs.
  • The status column is simply the status of the warning. The warning is in 'NEW' state until a SVS is issued, then it goes to 'CON' for continued.
  • Warnings identified by WFO are available after 29 Aug 2004.
  • NEXRAD composite is available since 1 Aug 2003.
  • Prior to the NWS adoption of VTEC, warnings were not expired nor canceled.
  • SVS updates were added in 2005.
  • LSR archive begins 1 Jan 2004.
  • Archive of watches begins 1 Jan 1997.