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Shielding You From the Storm: How Fox 4 tackles hurricanes

Posted at 10:02 AM, May 25, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-25 15:53:00-04

You can count on Storm Shield 4 to be your go-to source during hurricane season.  You'll always get the most accurate and up-to-date information.  Here's a look at what we have at our disposal. 

When hurricanes strike, we are ready.  Our Storm Shield 4 Hurricane Tracker and satellite technology able to pinpoint exactly where storms are developing anywhere in the Atlantic or the Gulf.

Up to the minute spaghetti plots and hurricane cones show you where the latest models are predicting the storms will go. 

Precision forecasts, water temperature, wind shear, and hurricane hunter data are just a few of the things we can track to give you the best forecast right away.

Where you live, count on us to tell you well in advance if a storm threatens your community.

In Your Corner on Fox 4 News, Facebook Live, mobile push alerts and radio cut ins, giving you ample notice when we expect hurricane force winds, power outages, storm surge or other hazards. We'll also pass along information from emergency management officials if an evacuation is recommended or required.

Our network of ZoomTan skycams give you a live look at what's happening across Southwest Florida.

And our severe weather tracker takes you inside the storm, where we'll bring you live reports and continuous coverage. 

Our technology, tools, and experience are unmatched, bringing you life-saving information first on Fox. 
Our promise is to deliver accurate and reliable hurricane forecasts to keep our viewers safe as they live the Southwest Florida lifestyle.

Not only does our technology help us make the forecast, it helps us get it to you.

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HURRICANE TERMS TO KNOW

Tropical Storm WATCH: An announcement that tropical storm conditions (sustained winds of 39 to 73 mph) are possible within the specified coastal area within 48 hours.

Tropical Storm WARNING: An announcement that tropical storm conditions (sustained winds of 39 to 73 mph) are expected within the specified coastal area within 36 hours.

Hurricane WATCH: An announcement that hurricane conditions (sustained winds of 74 mph or higher) are possible somewhere within the specified coastal area. A hurricane watch is issued 48 hours in advance of the anticipated onset of tropical-storm-force winds.

Hurricane WARNING: An announcement that hurricane conditions (sustained winds of 74 mph or higher) are expected somewhere within the specified coastal area. A hurricane warning is issued 36 hours in advance of the anticipated onset of tropical-storm-force winds.