Warnings Valid at: 19 Jan 2022 12:21 PM CDT
FL
Rip Currents Statement (View Text) expires 07:00 PM by TAE ()
Coastal Bay, in FL
VTEC# 10 (NEW)
Issued: 12:01 PM
Updated: 12:01 PM
 
MA
Wind Advisory (View Text) expires 06:00 PM by BOX (For more information fro)
Dukes, Nantucket, Southern Plymouth, Eastern Plymouth, Barnstable, in MA
VTEC# 4 (CON)
Issued: 12:00 PM
Updated: 03:12 AM
 
RI
Wind Advisory (View Text) expires 06:00 PM by BOX (For more information fro)
Block Island, in RI
VTEC# 4 (CON)
Issued: 12:00 PM
Updated: 03:12 AM
 
PZ
Small Craft Advisory (View Text) expires 12:00 AM by MTR (For more information fro)
Coastal Waters from Point Arena to Point Reyes California out to 10 nm, Coastal Waters from Point Pinos to Point Piedras Blancas California out to 10 nm, in PZ
VTEC# 12 (CON)
Issued: 12:00 PM
Updated: 11:36 AM
 
AN
LS
Small Craft Advisory (View Text) expires 11:00 PM by DLH ()
Sand Island to Bayfield WI, Port Wing to Sand Island WI, in LS
VTEC# 12 (EXB)
Issued: 11:13 AM
Updated: 11:13 AM
 
LS
Small Craft Advisory (View Text) expires 05:00 AM by DLH ()
Silver Bay Harbor to Two Harbors MN, Grand Marais to Taconite Harbor MN, Taconite Harbor to Silver Bay Harbor MN, Grand Portage to Grand Marais MN, in LS
VTEC# 12 (EXB)
Issued: 11:13 AM
Updated: 11:13 AM
 
AN
AN
OR
Dense Fog Advisory (View Text) expires 03:00 PM by PDT (For more information fro)
Lower Columbia Basin of Oregon, in OR
VTEC# 5 (NEW)
Issued: 08:23 AM
Updated: 08:23 AM
 
HI
High Surf Advisory (View Text) expires 11:00 AM by HFO ()
Kohala, Kona, Niihau, Kauai Leeward, Maui Windward West, Oahu North Shore, Waianae Coast, in HI
VTEC# 5 (EXT)
Issued: 08:16 AM
Updated: 08:16 AM
 
CA
Dense Fog Advisory (View Text) expires 01:00 PM by MTR (For more information fro)
North Bay Interior Valleys, in CA
VTEC# 6 (NEW)
Issued: 08:00 AM
Updated: 08:00 AM
 
SD
Wind Chill Advisory (View Text) expires 01:00 PM by ABR (Mohr)
Dewey, in SD
VTEC# 7 (EXB)
Issued: 07:51 AM
Updated: 07:51 AM
 
SD
Wind Chill Advisory (View Text) expires 01:00 PM by UNR ()
Ziebach, Perkins, Harding, in SD
VTEC# 3 (CON)
Issued: 10:00 PM
Updated: 07:37 AM
 
AN
LM
Small Craft Advisory (View Text) expires 04:00 AM by GRR ()
Holland to Grand Haven MI, South Haven to Holland MI, St Joseph to South Haven MI, Grand Haven to Whitehall MI, in LM
VTEC# 10 (CON)
Issued: 07:00 AM
Updated: 10:29 AM
 
LM
Small Craft Advisory (View Text) expires 04:00 AM by GRR ()
Pentwater to Manistee MI, Whitehall to Pentwater MI, in LM
VTEC# 9 (CON)
Issued: 07:00 AM
Updated: 10:29 AM
 
LO
Small Craft Advisory (View Text) expires 01:00 PM by BUF ()
Sodus Bay to Mexico Bay NY, Hamlin Beach to Sodus Bay NY, in LO
VTEC# 9 (CON)
Issued: 07:00 AM
Updated: 09:57 AM
 
AN
Gale Warning (View Text) expires 06:00 PM by OKX (For more details, see th)
Moriches Inlet NY to Montauk Point NY out 20 nm, Fire Island Inlet NY to Moriches Inlet NY out 20 nm, Sandy Hook NJ to Fire Island Inlet NY out 20 nm, in AN
VTEC# 7 (CON)
Issued: 07:00 AM
Updated: 05:38 AM
 
AN
Small Craft Advisory (View Text) expires 06:00 PM by OKX (For more details, see th)
New York Harbor, Long Island Sound West of New Haven CT/Port Jefferson NY, in AN
VTEC# 10 (CON)
Issued: 07:00 AM
Updated: 05:38 AM
 
AN
Small Craft Advisory (View Text) expires 01:00 AM by OKX (For more details, see th)
South Shore Bays from Jones Inlet through Shinnecock Bay , Peconic and Gardiners Bays, in AN
VTEC# 10 (EXT)
Issued: 07:00 AM
Updated: 05:38 AM
 
AN
Small Craft Advisory (View Text) expires 07:00 PM by PHI ()
Delaware Bay waters north of East Point NJ to Slaughter Beach DE, Delaware Bay waters south of East Point NJ to Slaughter Beach DE, in AN
VTEC# 11 (CON)
Issued: 07:00 AM
Updated: 05:23 AM
 
AN
Small Craft Advisory (View Text) expires 07:00 PM by AKQ ()
Chesapeake Bay from Smith Point to Windmill Point VA, Coastal waters from Fenwick Island DE to Chincoteague VA out 20 nm, in AN
VTEC# 10 (CON)
Issued: 07:00 AM
Updated: 09:35 AM
 
CO
CO
Winter Weather Advisory (View Text) expires 10:00 PM by PUB (mw)
Northern El Paso County/Monument Ridge/Rampart Range Below 7500 Ft, Colorado Springs Vicinity/Southern El Paso County/Rampart Range Below 7400 Ft, in CO
VTEC# 3 (CON)
Issued: 07:00 AM
Updated: 05:51 AM
 
CO
Winter Weather Advisory (View Text) expires 10:00 PM by PUB ()
Canon City Vicinity/Eastern Fremont County, in CO
VTEC# 3 (EXA)
Issued: 07:00 AM
Updated: 05:51 AM
 
WA
Freezing Fog Advisory (View Text) expires 03:00 PM by PDT (For more information fro)
Kittitas Valley, Foothills of the Blue Mountains of Washington, Yakima Valley, in WA
VTEC# 7 (CON)
Issued: 09:30 PM
Updated: 08:23 AM
 
PZ
Small Craft Advisory (View Text) expires 12:00 AM by LOX (Hall)
Outer waters from Santa Cruz Island to San Clemente Island to 60 nm offshore including San Nicolas Island, in PZ
VTEC# 9 (NEW)
Issued: 05:42 AM
Updated: 05:42 AM
 
PZ
Small Craft Advisory (View Text) expires 06:00 AM by LOX (Hall)
Waters from Pt. Sal to Santa Cruz Island CA and westward 60 nm including San Miguel and Santa Rosa Islands, in PZ
VTEC# 9 (NEW)
Issued: 05:42 AM
Updated: 05:42 AM
 
TX
Rip Currents Statement (View Text) expires 07:00 PM by BRO ()
Coastal Cameron, Coastal Willacy, in TX
VTEC# 7 (EXT)
Issued: 05:16 AM
Updated: 09:24 AM
 
LS
Small Craft Advisory (View Text) expires 11:00 PM by DLH (Melde)
Duluth MN to Port Wing WI, Two Harbors to Duluth MN, in LS
VTEC# 12 (EXT)
Issued: 05:03 AM
Updated: 11:13 AM
 
MN
Wind Chill Advisory (View Text) expires 01:00 PM by MPX ()
Carver, Isanti, Kanabec, Mille Lacs, Wright, Sherburne, Rice, Scott, Morrison, Benton, in MN
VTEC# 6 (CON)
Issued: 01:00 AM
Updated: 04:05 AM
 
LO
Small Craft Advisory (View Text) expires 10:00 AM by BUF ()
Niagara River to Hamlin Beach NY, Mexico Bay NY to the St. Lawrence River, in LO
VTEC# 9 (CON)
Issued: 01:00 AM
Updated: 09:57 AM
 
AK
Wind Chill Advisory (View Text) expires 10:00 AM by AFG ()
Chukchi Sea Coast, St Lawrence Island and Bering Strait Coast, in AK
VTEC# 12 (CON)
Issued: 10:00 PM
Updated: 08:29 AM
 
IA
Wind Chill Advisory (View Text) expires 01:00 PM by FSD (For more information fro)
Clay, Osceola, Dickinson, O Brien, in IA
VTEC# 4 (CON)
Issued: 04:00 AM
Updated: 08:18 AM
 
IA
Wind Chill Advisory (View Text) expires 01:00 PM by DMX (For more information fro)
Bremer, Kossuth, Winnebago, Worth, Hancock, Cerro Gordo, Pocahontas, Humboldt, Wright, Franklin, Butler, Palo Alto, Emmet, in IA
VTEC# 6 (CON)
Issued: 04:00 AM
Updated: 11:45 AM
 
MN
Wind Chill Advisory (View Text) expires 01:00 PM by FSD (For more information fro)
Jackson, Murray, Cottonwood, Nobles, Pipestone, Rock, Lincoln, Lyon, in MN
VTEC# 4 (CON)
Issued: 01:00 AM
Updated: 08:18 AM
 
AK
Wind Chill Advisory (View Text) expires 04:00 AM by AFG ()
Eastern Norton Sound and Nulato Hills, in AK
VTEC# 12 (CON)
Issued: 04:00 AM
Updated: 08:29 AM
 
CO
Winter Weather Advisory (View Text) expires 07:00 PM by BOU (For more information fro)
Northeast Weld County, Morgan County, Washington County, in CO
VTEC# 4 (CON)
Issued: 04:00 AM
Updated: 04:44 AM
 
MN
Wind Chill Advisory (View Text) expires 01:00 PM by MPX ()
Watonwan, Freeborn, Steele, Waseca, Le Sueur, Faribault, Martin, Blue Earth, Nicollet, Brown, Sibley, McLeod, Stevens, Stearns, Lac Qui Parle, Swift, Chippewa, Kandiyohi, Meeker, Yellow Medicine, Renville, Redwood, Todd, Pope, Douglas, in MN
VTEC# 6 (EXT)
Issued: 01:00 AM
Updated: 04:05 AM
 
IA
Wind Chill Advisory (View Text) expires 01:00 PM by ARX ()
Howard, Chickasaw, Floyd, Mitchell, in IA
VTEC# 4 (CON)
Issued: 04:00 AM
Updated: 10:38 AM
 
MN
Wind Chill Advisory (View Text) expires 01:00 PM by ARX ()
Dodge, Fillmore, Mower, Olmsted, in MN
VTEC# 4 (CON)
Issued: 04:00 AM
Updated: 10:38 AM
 
LH
SD
Wind Chill Advisory (View Text) expires 01:00 PM by FSD (For more information fro)
Minnehaha, Lake, Miner, Beadle, Kingsbury, in SD
VTEC# 4 (CON)
Issued: 01:00 AM
Updated: 08:18 AM
 
IA
Wind Chill Advisory (View Text) expires 01:00 PM by FSD (For more information fro)
Lyon, in IA
VTEC# 4 (CON)
Issued: 04:00 AM
Updated: 08:18 AM
 
SD
Wind Chill Advisory (View Text) expires 01:00 PM by FSD (For more information fro)
Moody, Brookings, in SD
VTEC# 4 (CON)
Issued: 01:00 AM
Updated: 08:18 AM
 
ND
Wind Chill Warning (View Text) expires 01:00 PM by BIS (Gale)
McIntosh, Stutsman, Emmons, Logan, La Moure, Dickey, Divide, Burke, Renville, Bottineau, Rolette, Williams, Mountrail, Ward, McHenry, Pierce, McLean, Sheridan, Wells, Foster, Burleigh, Kidder, in ND
VTEC# 4 (CON)
Issued: 03:27 AM
Updated: 10:34 AM
 
LM
Small Craft Advisory (View Text) expires 01:00 AM by APX ()
Manistee to Point Betsie MI, Point Betsie to Sleeping Bear Point MI, Sleeping Bear Point to Grand Traverse Light MI, in LM
VTEC# 8 (CON)
Issued: 03:26 AM
Updated: 10:17 AM
 
LO
Small Craft Advisory (View Text) expires 07:00 PM by BUF (Hitchcock)
Lower Niagara River, in LO
VTEC# 9 (CON)
Issued: 03:20 AM
Updated: 09:57 AM
 
AN
AN
WY
Dense Fog Advisory (View Text) expires 01:00 PM by CYS ()
South Laramie Range, in WY
VTEC# 1 (EXT)
Issued: 02:25 AM
Updated: 10:28 AM
 
MN
LE
Small Craft Advisory (View Text) expires 10:00 PM by BUF ()
Upper Niagara River and Buffalo Harbor, in LE
VTEC# 9 (CON)
Issued: 01:00 AM
Updated: 09:57 AM
 
MN
SD
Wind Chill Advisory (View Text) expires 01:00 PM by ABR (Mohr)
Deuel, Spink, Corson, Campbell, McPherson, Brown, Marshall, Roberts, Walworth, Edmunds, Day, Faulk, Potter, Clark, Codington, Grant, Hamlin, in SD
VTEC# 7 (CON)
Issued: 01:00 AM
Updated: 07:51 AM
 
ND
Wind Chill Advisory (View Text) expires 01:00 PM by FGF ()
Pembina, Eastern Walsh County, Nelson, Grand Forks, Griggs, Steele, Traill, Barnes, Cass, Ransom, Sargent, Richland, Western Walsh County, Towner, Cavalier, Benson, Ramsey, Eddy, in ND
VTEC# 6 (CON)
Issued: 10:00 PM
Updated: 04:10 AM
 
MN
Wind Chill Advisory (View Text) expires 01:00 PM by ABR (Mohr)
Big Stone, Traverse, in MN
VTEC# 7 (CON)
Issued: 01:00 AM
Updated: 07:51 AM
 
AL
Flood Warning (View Text) expires 11:48 AM by MOB ()
Choctaw, Washington, Clarke, in AL
VTEC# 1 (CON)
Issued: 11:21 PM
Updated: 11:48 AM
 
LS
Ice Accretion Warning (View Text) expires 05:00 AM by DLH ()
Port Wing to Sand Island WI, Duluth MN to Port Wing WI, Sand Island to Bayfield WI, in LS
VTEC# 5 (CON)
Issued: 10:56 PM
Updated: 11:13 AM
 
LS
ND
Wind Chill Advisory (View Text) expires 01:00 PM by BIS (CJS)
Slope, Stark, Golden Valley, Billings, Bowman, Hettinger, Adams, in ND
VTEC# 7 (CON)
Issued: 10:00 PM
Updated: 10:34 AM
 
GM
Small Craft Advisory (View Text) expires 03:00 PM by HGX ()
Waters from High Island to Freeport TX from 20 to 60 NM, Waters from Freeport to Matagorda Ship Channel TX from 20 to 60 NM, in GM
VTEC# 10 (CON)
Issued: 10:00 PM
Updated: 04:28 AM
 
MT
Wind Chill Advisory (View Text) expires 01:00 PM by BYZ (Additional graphics for )
Carter, Fallon, Custer, in MT
VTEC# 2 (CON)
Issued: 10:00 PM
Updated: 11:57 AM
 
LS
LM
ND
Wind Chill Advisory (View Text) expires 01:00 PM by BIS (CJS)
McKenzie, Dunn, Grant, Sioux, Mercer, Oliver, Morton, in ND
VTEC# 7 (CON)
Issued: 10:00 PM
Updated: 10:34 AM
 
LE
Small Craft Advisory (View Text) expires 04:00 AM by BUF ()
Ripley to Dunkirk NY, Dunkirk to Buffalo NY, in LE
VTEC# 9 (CON)
Issued: 10:00 PM
Updated: 09:57 AM
 
MS
Flood Warning (View Text) expires 04:26 AM by MEG ()
Monroe, in MS
VTEC# 13 (NEW)
Issued: 09:21 PM
Updated: 09:21 PM
 
MT
Wind Chill Advisory (View Text) expires 02:00 PM by GGW ()
Eastern Roosevelt, Wibaux, Dawson, Richland, McCone, Central and Southern Valley, Central and Southeast Phillips, Western Roosevelt, Northern Valley, Daniels, Northern Phillips, Sheridan, in MT
VTEC# 5 (CON)
Issued: 08:00 AM
Updated: 05:07 AM
 
MT
Wind Chill Advisory (View Text) expires 04:00 PM by GGW ()
Prairie, Garfield, in MT
VTEC# 5 (CON)
Issued: 07:00 PM
Updated: 05:07 AM
 
LH
LH
Small Craft Advisory (View Text) expires 04:00 PM by DTX ()
Outer Saginaw Bay SW of Alabaster to Port Austin MI to Inner Saginaw Bay, in LH
VTEC# 9 (EXT)
Issued: 07:00 PM
Updated: 03:15 AM
 
MT
Wind Chill Advisory (View Text) expires 02:00 PM by TFX (AM)
Hill, Blaine, in MT
VTEC# 3 (CON)
Issued: 07:00 PM
Updated: 12:13 PM
 
AK
Wind Chill Advisory (View Text) expires 10:00 AM by AFG ()
Eastern Beaufort Sea Coast, in AK
VTEC# 11 (EXT)
Issued: 06:50 PM
Updated: 08:38 AM
 
PZ
Small Craft Advisory (View Text) expires 06:00 PM by MTR (For more information fro)
Waters from Pt. Arena to Pigeon Pt. CA from 10 to 60 nm, in PZ
VTEC# 11 (CON)
Issued: 06:00 PM
Updated: 11:36 AM
 
LS
Small Craft Advisory (View Text) expires 05:00 PM by DLH ()
Oak Point to Saxon Harbor WI, in LS
VTEC# 12 (CON)
Issued: 05:00 PM
Updated: 11:13 AM
 
LM
LH
Small Craft Advisory (View Text) expires 01:00 AM by APX ()
Sturgeon Pt to Alabaster MI, in LH
VTEC# 8 (CON)
Issued: 04:00 PM
Updated: 10:17 AM
 
LM
LM
Small Craft Advisory (View Text) expires 01:00 AM by MKX ()
Sheboygan to Port Washington WI, Port Washington to North Point Light WI, North Point Light to Wind Point WI, Wind Point WI to Winthrop Harbor IL, in LM
VTEC# 7 (CON)
Issued: 01:00 PM
Updated: 10:02 AM
 
LS
LM
Small Craft Advisory (View Text) expires 10:00 AM by LOT ()
Northerly Island to Calumet Harbor IL, Winthrop Harbor to Wilmette Harbor IL, Wilmette Harbor to Northerly Island IL, in LM
VTEC# 10 (CON)
Issued: 01:00 PM
Updated: 05:10 AM
 
LS
LM
Small Craft Advisory (View Text) expires 07:00 PM by LOT ()
Burns Harbor to Michigan City IN, Calumet Harbor IL to Gary IN, Gary to Burns Harbor IN, in LM
VTEC# 10 (EXT)
Issued: 01:00 PM
Updated: 05:10 AM
 
LM
Small Craft Advisory (View Text) expires 10:00 PM by IWX ()
Michigan City IN to New Buffalo MI, New Buffalo MI to St Joseph MI, in LM
VTEC# 6 (CON)
Issued: 01:00 PM
Updated: 10:07 AM
 
MI
Winter Weather Advisory (View Text) expires 01:00 PM by MQT (07)
Luce, Northern Schoolcraft, Alger, Keweenaw, Houghton, in MI
VTEC# 6 (EXT)
Issued: 10:00 AM
Updated: 02:51 AM
 
LS
Small Craft Advisory (View Text) expires 10:00 PM by APX ()
Whitefish Bay (U.S. Portion)/Whitefish Point to Point Iroquois MI, St. Marys River Point Iroquois to E. Potagannissing Bay, in LS
VTEC# 8 (CON)
Issued: 01:00 PM
Updated: 10:17 AM
 
LH
Small Craft Advisory (View Text) expires 10:00 PM by APX ()
Straits of Mackinac within 5 nm of Mackinac Bridge including Mackinac Island, in LH
VTEC# 8 (CON)
Issued: 01:00 PM
Updated: 10:17 AM
 
LM
AK
Wind Chill Advisory (View Text) expires 04:00 PM by AFG ()
Central Beaufort Sea Coast, in AK
VTEC# 11 (EXT)
Issued: 08:46 AM
Updated: 08:38 AM
 
MS
Flood Warning (View Text) expires 09:24 PM by MEG (TLSJr)
Monroe, Lowndes, in MS
VTEC# 12 (EXT)
Issued: 11:02 PM
Updated: 09:19 PM
 
TN
Flood Advisory (View Text) expires 07:00 PM by OHX (27)
Humphreys, in TN
VTEC# 16 (CON)
Issued: 09:49 PM
Updated: 09:28 AM
 
LE
Small Craft Advisory (View Text) expires 10:00 AM by CLE (For more information fro)
Geneva-on-the-Lake to Conneaut OH, Avon Point to Willowick OH, Vermilion to Avon Point OH, Willowick to Geneva-on-the Lake OH, The Islands to Vermilion OH, Conneaut OH to Ripley NY, in LE
VTEC# 6 (CON)
Issued: 01:00 AM
Updated: 09:24 AM
 
VI
Rip Currents Statement (View Text) expires 05:00 PM by JSJ ()
St.Thomas...St. John.. and Adjacent Islands, St Croix, in VI
VTEC# 4 (CON)
Issued: 05:00 PM
Updated: 09:36 AM
 
PR
Rip Currents Statement (View Text) expires 05:00 PM by JSJ ()
Northeast, Northwest, Vieques, Culebra, San Juan and Vicinity, North Central, in PR
VTEC# 4 (CON)
Issued: 05:00 PM
Updated: 09:36 AM
 
PR
Rip Currents Statement (View Text) expires 05:00 AM by JSJ ()
Southwest, Mayaguez and Vicinity, in PR
VTEC# 4 (CON)
Issued: 05:00 AM
Updated: 09:36 AM
 
AK
CA
Tsunami Advisory (View Text) expires 12:27 AM by AAQ ()
Santa Barbara County South Coast, in CA
VTEC# 3 (CON)
Issued: 07:53 AM
Updated: 12:27 AM
 
CA
Tsunami Advisory (View Text) expires 09:30 PM by AAQ ()
Catalina Island, Los Angeles County Coast including Downtown Los Angeles, Ventura County Coast, in CA
VTEC# 3 (CON)
Issued: 07:53 AM
Updated: 09:30 PM
 
CA
Tsunami Advisory (View Text) expires 03:31 PM by AAQ ()
San Diego County Coastal Areas, in CA
VTEC# 3 (CON)
Issued: 07:53 AM
Updated: 03:31 PM
 
ID
Air Stagnation Advisory (View Text) expires 01:00 PM by BOI ()
Upper Weiser River, Boise Mountains, Camas Prairie, Western Magic Valley, Lower Treasure Valley, Upper Treasure Valley, West Central Mountains, in ID
VTEC# 1 (CON)
Issued: 02:37 PM
Updated: 11:27 AM
 
OR
Air Stagnation Advisory (View Text) expires 01:00 PM by BOI ()
Oregon Lower Treasure Valley, Harney County, Baker County, Malheur County, in OR
VTEC# 1 (CON)
Issued: 02:37 PM
Updated: 11:27 AM
 
AR
Flood Warning (View Text) expires 07:00 PM by LZK (44)
Arkansas, Monroe, in AR
VTEC# 6 (EXT)
Issued: 02:00 PM
Updated: 10:36 AM
 
TN
Flood Advisory (View Text) expires 12:47 PM by MEG ()
Decatur, Hardin, in TN
VTEC# 5 (CON)
Issued: 04:39 PM
Updated: 12:47 PM
 
AR
Flood Warning (View Text) expires 10:36 AM by LZK (DTC)
Woodruff, Jackson, in AR
VTEC# 3 (CON)
Issued: 12:01 PM
Updated: 10:36 AM
 
AR
Flood Warning (View Text) expires 01:00 AM by LZK (DTC)
Woodruff, White, in AR
VTEC# 4 (EXT)
Issued: 03:43 PM
Updated: 10:36 AM
 
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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.