Warnings Valid at: 16 Jan 2021 08:42 PM CDT
LE
Small Craft Advisory (View Text) expires 04:00 PM by CLE (For more information fro)
Avon Point to Willowick OH, Vermilion to Avon Point OH, in LE
VTEC# 4 (EXT)
Issued: 07:45 PM
Updated: 07:45 PM
 
LE
Small Craft Advisory (View Text) expires 01:00 AM by CLE (For more information fro)
Geneva-on-the-Lake to Conneaut OH, Willowick to Geneva-on-the Lake OH, Conneaut OH to Ripley NY, in LE
VTEC# 4 (CON)
Issued: 07:00 PM
Updated: 07:45 PM
 
CA
High Surf Advisory (View Text) expires 08:00 PM by SGX (Connolly https://www.wea)
San Diego County Coastal Areas, in CA
VTEC# 1 (CON)
Issued: 07:00 PM
Updated: 03:09 PM
 
LE
Small Craft Advisory (View Text) expires 10:00 PM by BUF ()
Ripley to Dunkirk NY, Dunkirk to Buffalo NY, in LE
VTEC# 5 (CON)
Issued: 07:00 PM
Updated: 06:43 PM
 
ME
Winter Weather Advisory (View Text) expires 01:00 AM by CAR (CB)
Southeast Aroostook, in ME
VTEC# 1 (CON)
Issued: 06:11 PM
Updated: 07:50 PM
 
AN
AN
CA
AN
Small Craft Advisory (View Text) expires 12:00 AM by OKX (For more details, see th)
Long Island Sound West of New Haven CT/Port Jefferson NY, in AN
VTEC# 5 (CON)
Issued: 06:00 PM
Updated: 03:36 PM
 
LH
Small Craft Advisory (View Text) expires 11:00 AM by APX ()
Presque Isle Light to Sturgeon Pt MI Including Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary, in LH
VTEC# 5 (CON)
Issued: 06:00 PM
Updated: 03:16 PM
 
LM
Small Craft Advisory (View Text) expires 06:00 AM by APX ()
Point Betsie to Sleeping Bear Point MI, Manistee to Point Betsie MI, Sleeping Bear Point to Grand Traverse Light MI, in LM
VTEC# 5 (CON)
Issued: 06:00 PM
Updated: 03:16 PM
 
AM
Small Craft Advisory (View Text) expires 10:00 PM by CHS ()
Coastal waters from South Santee River to Edisto Beach SC out 20 nm, in AM
VTEC# 3 (EXA)
Issued: 05:43 PM
Updated: 05:43 PM
 
AK
Blizzard Warning (View Text) expires 04:00 PM by AFC (http://www.weather.gov/a)
Alaska Peninsula, in AK
VTEC# 3 (NEW)
Issued: 05:04 PM
Updated: 05:04 PM
 
HI
High Surf Advisory (View Text) expires 11:00 PM by HFO (Birchard)
Big Island North and East, Kona, Kohala, in HI
VTEC# 6 (NEW)
Issued: 05:00 PM
Updated: 10:23 AM
 
GM
WA
Dense Fog Advisory (View Text) expires 07:00 AM by PDT (For more information fro)
Foothills of the Blue Mountains of Washington, in WA
VTEC# 3 (NEW)
Issued: 04:21 PM
Updated: 04:21 PM
 
AN
Small Craft Advisory (View Text) expires 12:00 AM by OKX (For more details, see th)
South Shore Bays from Jones Inlet through Shinnecock Bay , in AN
VTEC# 6 (EXA)
Issued: 04:00 PM
Updated: 03:36 PM
 
AN
Small Craft Advisory (View Text) expires 12:00 AM by OKX (For more details, see th)
Peconic and Gardiners Bays, Long Island Sound East of New Haven CT/Port Jefferson NY, in AN
VTEC# 6 (CON)
Issued: 04:00 PM
Updated: 03:36 PM
 
WV
Winter Weather Advisory (View Text) expires 07:00 AM by LWX ()
Western Pendleton, Western Grant, in WV
VTEC# 2 (CON)
Issued: 04:00 PM
Updated: 07:33 PM
 
AN
LO
Small Craft Advisory (View Text) expires 10:00 PM by BUF ()
Mexico Bay NY to the St. Lawrence River, in LO
VTEC# 5 (CON)
Issued: 04:00 PM
Updated: 06:43 PM
 
MD
Winter Weather Advisory (View Text) expires 07:00 AM by LWX ()
Garrett, in MD
VTEC# 2 (CON)
Issued: 04:00 PM
Updated: 07:33 PM
 
AN
Small Craft Advisory (View Text) expires 01:00 AM by GYX ()
Casco Bay, in AN
VTEC# 4 (CON)
Issued: 03:44 PM
Updated: 06:32 PM
 
AM
Gale Warning (View Text) expires 01:00 AM by MHX ()
Pamlico Sound, in AM
VTEC# 2 (EXT)
Issued: 03:06 PM
Updated: 03:06 PM
 
AN
AN
Small Craft Advisory (View Text) expires 07:00 AM by AKQ ()
James River from James River Bridge to Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel, in AN
VTEC# 7 (EXT)
Issued: 02:24 PM
Updated: 02:24 PM
 
ME
Winter Weather Advisory (View Text) expires 04:00 AM by CAR ()
Central Piscataquis, Northwest Aroostook, Northern Piscataquis, Northeast Aroostook, Northern Penobscot, Northern Somerset, in ME
VTEC# 1 (CON)
Issued: 02:00 PM
Updated: 07:50 PM
 
PA
Winter Weather Advisory (View Text) expires 07:00 AM by CTP (Lambert)
Somerset, Cambria, in PA
VTEC# 3 (NEW)
Issued: 01:53 PM
Updated: 01:53 PM
 
LM
Small Craft Advisory (View Text) expires 01:00 PM by GRR (wdm)
Pentwater to Manistee MI, South Haven to Holland MI, St Joseph to South Haven MI, Holland to Grand Haven MI, Whitehall to Pentwater MI, Grand Haven to Whitehall MI, in LM
VTEC# 4 (CON)
Issued: 01:00 PM
Updated: 03:10 PM
 
PA
Winter Weather Advisory (View Text) expires 07:00 AM by PBZ ()
Fayette Ridges, Westmoreland Ridges, in PA
VTEC# 4 (CON)
Issued: 01:00 PM
Updated: 08:09 PM
 
AM
AM
Small Craft Advisory (View Text) expires 10:00 AM by MHX ()
Coastal waters from Currituck Beach Light to Oregon Inlet NC out 20 nm, in AM
VTEC# 5 (CON)
Issued: 01:00 PM
Updated: 03:06 PM
 
AM
CA
Wind Advisory (View Text) expires 03:00 PM by LOX (Hall)
Ventura County Coast, Los Angeles County Coast including Downtown Los Angeles, in CA
VTEC# 8 (CON)
Issued: 12:00 PM
Updated: 02:59 PM
 
LO
Small Craft Advisory (View Text) expires 01:00 AM by BUF ()
Sodus Bay to Mexico Bay NY, Hamlin Beach to Sodus Bay NY, in LO
VTEC# 5 (CON)
Issued: 12:00 PM
Updated: 06:43 PM
 
LO
Small Craft Advisory (View Text) expires 07:00 PM by BUF ()
Niagara River to Hamlin Beach NY, in LO
VTEC# 5 (CON)
Issued: 12:00 PM
Updated: 06:43 PM
 
AN
Small Craft Advisory (View Text) expires 07:00 AM by AKQ ()
Currituck Sound, in AN
VTEC# 7 (CON)
Issued: 12:00 PM
Updated: 02:24 PM
 
PZ
LM
Small Craft Advisory (View Text) expires 10:00 PM by LOT (RC)
Northerly Island to Calumet Harbor IL, Winthrop Harbor to Wilmette Harbor IL, Wilmette Harbor to Northerly Island IL, in LM
VTEC# 2 (CON)
Issued: 11:00 AM
Updated: 04:20 PM
 
LM
Small Craft Advisory (View Text) expires 10:00 AM by LOT (RC)
Gary to Burns Harbor IN, Burns Harbor to Michigan City IN, Calumet Harbor IL to Gary IN, in LM
VTEC# 2 (CON)
Issued: 11:00 AM
Updated: 04:20 PM
 
GM
HI
High Surf Warning (View Text) expires 11:00 AM by HFO (Birchard)
Olomana, in HI
VTEC# 3 (EXA)
Issued: 10:23 AM
Updated: 10:23 AM
 
AN
Small Craft Advisory (View Text) expires 06:00 AM by OKX (For more details, see th)
Moriches Inlet NY to Montauk Point NY out 20 nm, in AN
VTEC# 6 (CON)
Issued: 10:15 AM
Updated: 03:36 PM
 
ME
Wind Advisory (View Text) expires 09:00 PM by CAR (Bloomer)
Southern Penobscot, Central Washington, Interior Hancock, in ME
VTEC# 2 (CON)
Issued: 10:11 AM
Updated: 06:03 PM
 
AN
Small Craft Advisory (View Text) expires 06:00 PM by AKQ ()
Coastal waters from Chincoteague to Parramore Island VA out 20 nm, Coastal waters from Fenwick Island DE to Chincoteague VA out 20 nm, in AN
VTEC# 7 (CON)
Issued: 10:03 AM
Updated: 02:24 PM
 
FL
High Surf Advisory (View Text) expires 10:00 PM by TBW ()
Coastal Sarasota, Pinellas, Coastal Lee, Coastal Charlotte, Coastal Manatee, Coastal Hillsborough, in FL
VTEC# 2 (NEW)
Issued: 10:00 AM
Updated: 02:43 AM
 
ME
High Wind Warning (View Text) expires 09:00 PM by CAR (Hewitt)
Coastal Hancock, Coastal Washington, in ME
VTEC# 1 (CON)
Issued: 10:00 AM
Updated: 06:03 PM
 
AM
Small Craft Advisory (View Text) expires 10:00 PM by CHS ()
Charleston Harbor, Coastal waters from Savannah GA to Altamaha Sound GA out 20 nm ...including Grays Reef National Marine Sanctuary, in AM
VTEC# 3 (CON)
Issued: 07:00 AM
Updated: 05:43 PM
 
LM
Small Craft Advisory (View Text) expires 10:00 AM by IWX ()
New Buffalo MI to St Joseph MI, Michigan City IN to New Buffalo MI, in LM
VTEC# 3 (CON)
Issued: 10:00 AM
Updated: 03:29 PM
 
AN
PH
Small Craft Advisory (View Text) expires 11:00 PM by HFO ()
Big Island Southeast Waters, Pailolo Channel, Maui County Leeward Waters, Big Island Leeward Waters, in PH
VTEC# 5 (EXT)
Issued: 08:07 AM
Updated: 08:07 AM
 
PH
Small Craft Advisory (View Text) expires 11:00 PM by HFO (Birchard)
Maalaea Bay, in PH
VTEC# 5 (EXB)
Issued: 08:07 AM
Updated: 08:07 AM
 
CA
FL
Rip Currents Statement (View Text) expires 07:00 PM by MFL ()
Coastal Collier County, in FL
VTEC# 2 (CON)
Issued: 07:00 AM
Updated: 03:16 PM
 
WV
Winter Weather Advisory (View Text) expires 07:00 AM by RNK (DS)
Mercer, Summers, in WV
VTEC# 4 (CON)
Issued: 07:00 AM
Updated: 07:39 PM
 
NC
Winter Weather Advisory (View Text) expires 07:00 AM by RNK (DS)
Ashe, Watauga, in NC
VTEC# 4 (CON)
Issued: 07:00 AM
Updated: 07:39 PM
 
VA
Winter Weather Advisory (View Text) expires 07:00 AM by RNK (DS)
Grayson, Tazewell, Smyth, in VA
VTEC# 4 (CON)
Issued: 07:00 AM
Updated: 07:39 PM
 
AM
Small Craft Advisory (View Text) expires 10:00 PM by CHS ()
Coastal waters from Edisto Beach SC to Savannah GA out 20 nm, in AM
VTEC# 3 (EXT)
Issued: 07:00 AM
Updated: 05:43 PM
 
ME
Winter Storm Warning (View Text) expires 07:00 AM by GYX ()
Central Somerset, Central Somerset, Northern Oxford, Northern Franklin, in ME
VTEC# 2 (CON)
Issued: 07:00 AM
Updated: 06:35 PM
 
NH
Winter Storm Warning (View Text) expires 07:00 AM by GYX ()
Southern Coos, Northern Coos, in NH
VTEC# 2 (CON)
Issued: 07:00 AM
Updated: 06:35 PM
 
PZ
Small Craft Advisory (View Text) expires 12:00 AM by MTR (For more information fro)
Coastal Waters from Point Reyes to Pigeon Point California out to 10 nm, Coastal Waters from Pigeon Point to Point Pinos California out to 10 nm, Monterey Bay, in PZ
VTEC# 5 (CON)
Issued: 06:00 AM
Updated: 05:04 PM
 
VA
Winter Weather Advisory (View Text) expires 07:00 AM by MRX ()
Lee, Wise, Russell, Washington, in VA
VTEC# 3 (CON)
Issued: 01:00 AM
Updated: 03:41 PM
 
VT
Winter Storm Warning (View Text) expires 04:00 PM by BTV (For more information fro)
Eastern Addison, Windsor, Eastern Rutland, in VT
VTEC# 2 (CON)
Issued: 01:00 AM
Updated: 03:35 PM
 
VT
Winter Weather Advisory (View Text) expires 04:00 PM by BTV (For more information fro)
Washington, Orange, in VT
VTEC# 1 (CON)
Issued: 01:00 AM
Updated: 03:35 PM
 
AN
Small Craft Advisory (View Text) expires 06:00 AM by OKX (For more details, see th)
Fire Island Inlet NY to Moriches Inlet NY out 20 nm, in AN
VTEC# 5 (CON)
Issued: 03:15 AM
Updated: 03:36 PM
 
GM
Small Craft Advisory (View Text) expires 01:00 AM by MFL (https://www.weather.gov/)
Waters from Chokoloskee to Bonita Beach FL from 20 to 60 NM, in GM
VTEC# 2 (CON)
Issued: 02:03 AM
Updated: 03:14 PM
 
NC
Winter Weather Advisory (View Text) expires 07:00 AM by GSP (Krentz)
Northern Jackson, Avery, Madison, Mitchell, Swain, Yancey, Haywood, Graham, Macon, in NC
VTEC# 4 (CON)
Issued: 01:00 AM
Updated: 02:27 PM
 
TN
Winter Weather Advisory (View Text) expires 07:00 AM by MRX ()
Johnson, Southeast Greene, Unicoi, Southeast Carter, in TN
VTEC# 3 (CON)
Issued: 01:00 AM
Updated: 03:41 PM
 
NY
Winter Storm Warning (View Text) expires 12:00 PM by ALY ()
Northern Herkimer, Hamilton, in NY
VTEC# 1 (CON)
Issued: 01:00 AM
Updated: 04:01 PM
 
VT
Winter Storm Warning (View Text) expires 12:00 PM by ALY ()
Bennington, Western Windham, in VT
VTEC# 1 (CON)
Issued: 01:00 AM
Updated: 04:01 PM
 
NY
Winter Storm Warning (View Text) expires 04:00 PM by BTV (For more information fro)
Western Essex, in NY
VTEC# 2 (CON)
Issued: 01:00 AM
Updated: 03:35 PM
 
NY
Winter Weather Advisory (View Text) expires 04:00 PM by BTV (For more information fro)
Northern Franklin, Northern St. Lawrence, Southeastern St. Lawrence, Southern Franklin, Western Clinton, Southwestern St. Lawrence, in NY
VTEC# 1 (CON)
Issued: 01:00 AM
Updated: 03:35 PM
 
NY
Winter Storm Warning (View Text) expires 07:00 PM by BGM ()
Northern Oneida, in NY
VTEC# 2 (CON)
Issued: 01:00 AM
Updated: 02:26 PM
 
NY
Winter Storm Warning (View Text) expires 07:00 PM by BUF (Hitchcock)
Lewis, Jefferson, Oswego, in NY
VTEC# 1 (CON)
Issued: 01:00 AM
Updated: 02:27 PM
 
FL
Rip Currents Statement (View Text) expires 07:00 PM by TBW ()
Coastal Charlotte, Coastal Lee, Coastal Sarasota, Coastal Manatee, Coastal Hillsborough, Pinellas, in FL
VTEC# 3 (CON)
Issued: 10:00 PM
Updated: 02:43 AM
 
MT
Flood Advisory (View Text) expires 08:45 PM by TFX (SC)
Broadwater, Gallatin, in MT
VTEC# 2 (NEW)
Issued: 08:54 PM
Updated: 08:54 PM
 
HI
High Surf Warning (View Text) expires 11:00 AM by HFO ()
Oahu Koolau, Kauai Leeward, Kauai Windward, Molokai Leeward, Molokai Windward, Niihau, Oahu North Shore, Maui Windward West, Maui Central Valley, Windward Haleakala, Waianae Coast, in HI
VTEC# 3 (CON)
Issued: 08:48 PM
Updated: 10:23 AM
 
PH
GM
PZ
Small Craft Advisory (View Text) expires 06:00 AM by MTR (For more information fro)
Waters from Pigeon Pt. to Pt. Piedras Blancas CA from 10 to 60 nm, Coastal Waters from Point Pinos to Point Piedras Blancas California out to 10 nm, in PZ
VTEC# 5 (CON)
Issued: 06:00 PM
Updated: 05:04 PM
 
PZ
Small Craft Advisory (View Text) expires 06:00 AM by MTR (For more information fro)
Coastal Waters from Point Arena to Point Reyes California out to 10 nm, Waters from Pt. Arena to Pigeon Pt. CA from 10 to 60 nm, in PZ
VTEC# 5 (EXT)
Issued: 12:00 PM
Updated: 05:04 PM
 
CA
High Surf Advisory (View Text) expires 10:00 PM by MTR ()
Southern Monterey Bay and Big Sur Coast, Coastal North Bay Including Point Reyes National Seashore, San Francisco, San Fransisco Peninsula Coast, in CA
VTEC# 5 (CON)
Issued: 02:00 PM
Updated: 06:27 AM
 
CA
Beach Hazard Statement (View Text) expires 10:00 PM by MTR ()
Northern Monterey Bay, in CA
VTEC# 1 (CON)
Issued: 02:00 PM
Updated: 06:27 AM
 
AM
Small Craft Advisory (View Text) expires 01:00 AM by CHS ()
Waters from Savannah GA to Altamaha Sound GA extending from 20 to 60 nm, in AM
VTEC# 3 (CON)
Issued: 01:00 PM
Updated: 05:43 PM
 
AN
Small Craft Advisory (View Text) expires 06:00 AM by OKX (For more details, see th)
Sandy Hook NJ to Fire Island Inlet NY out 20 nm, in AN
VTEC# 4 (CON)
Issued: 01:00 PM
Updated: 03:36 PM
 
FL
Beach Hazard Statement (View Text) expires 10:00 PM by MFL (FELL)
Coastal Collier County, in FL
VTEC# 2 (CON)
Issued: 12:17 PM
Updated: 03:16 PM
 
FL
Beach Hazard Statement (View Text) expires 10:00 PM by TBW ()
Coastal Lee, in FL
VTEC# 2 (CON)
Issued: 11:43 AM
Updated: 02:43 AM
 
GM
Low Water Advisory (View Text) expires 09:00 PM by HGX ()
Matagorda Bay, Galveston Bay, in GM
VTEC# 4 (CON)
Issued: 10:00 AM
Updated: 04:21 PM
 
PZ
PZ
Small Craft Advisory (View Text) expires 01:00 AM by SEW (For more information fro)
Grays Harbor Bar, in PZ
VTEC# 16 (CON)
Issued: 07:00 AM
Updated: 06:05 PM
 
PZ
Small Craft Advisory (View Text) expires 07:00 PM by EKA ()
Coastal waters from Cape Mendocino to Pt. Arena CA out 10 nm, in PZ
VTEC# 6 (CON)
Issued: 06:00 AM
Updated: 05:13 PM
 
PZ
Small Craft Advisory (View Text) expires 07:00 PM by EKA ()
Waters from Cape Mendocino to Pt. Arena CA from 10 to 60 nm, in PZ
VTEC# 6 (EXT)
Issued: 06:00 AM
Updated: 05:13 PM
 
PZ
Small Craft Advisory (View Text) expires 07:00 PM by EKA ()
Waters from Pt. St. George to Cape Mendocino CA from 10 to 60 nm, in PZ
VTEC# 7 (EXT)
Issued: 06:00 AM
Updated: 05:13 PM
 
PZ
Small Craft Advisory (View Text) expires 01:00 AM by EKA ()
Coastal waters from Pt. St. George to Cape Mendocino CA out 10 nm, in PZ
VTEC# 6 (CON)
Issued: 06:00 AM
Updated: 05:13 PM
 
FL
Rip Currents Statement (View Text) expires 10:00 PM by TAE ()
Coastal Bay, Coastal Franklin, South Walton, Coastal Gulf, in FL
VTEC# 7 (CON)
Issued: 03:35 AM
Updated: 03:11 AM
 
GM
CA
PZ
Small Craft Advisory (View Text) expires 01:00 AM by PQR (For more information fro)
Columbia River Bar, in PZ
VTEC# 7 (EXT)
Issued: 06:00 PM
Updated: 06:09 PM
 
PZ
PZ
Small Craft Advisory (View Text) expires 01:00 AM by PQR (For more information fro)
Waters from Cape Shoalwater WA to Cascade Head OR from 10 to 60 nm, Waters from Cascade Head to Florence OR from 10 to 60 nm, in PZ
VTEC# 6 (CON)
Issued: 03:04 AM
Updated: 06:09 PM
 
PZ
Small Craft Advisory (View Text) expires 01:00 AM by PQR (For more information fro)
Coastal waters from Cape Shoalwater WA to Cascade Head OR out 10 nm, Coastal waters from Cascade Head to Florence OR out 10 nm, in PZ
VTEC# 5 (CON)
Issued: 03:04 AM
Updated: 06:09 PM
 
CO
Flood Advisory (View Text) expires 05:15 PM by GJT (KJS)
Garfield, Eagle, Pitkin, in CO
VTEC# 1 (NEW)
Issued: 05:28 PM
Updated: 05:28 PM
 
GA
Flood Warning (View Text) expires 07:00 PM by JAX (CHANEY)
Brantley, in GA
VTEC# 2 (EXT)
Issued: 03:00 PM
Updated: 07:54 PM
 
GU
Rip Currents Statement (View Text) expires 07:00 PM by GUM (Chan)
Rota, Saipan, Guam, Tinian, in GU
VTEC# 2 (EXT)
Issued: 03:02 PM
Updated: 12:13 PM
 
TX
Flood Warning (View Text) expires 07:00 PM by SHV (25)
Houston, Cherokee, Anderson, Trinity, in TX
VTEC# 11 (EXT)
Issued: 01:00 PM
Updated: 10:42 AM
 
LA
Flood Warning (View Text) expires 04:00 PM by SHV (19)
Bossier, Bienville, Webster, in LA
VTEC# 7 (EXT)
Issued: 10:53 AM
Updated: 10:47 AM
 
SC
Flood Warning (View Text) expires 08:29 PM by ILM (RGZ)
Horry, in SC
VTEC# 8 (CON)
Issued: 07:00 AM
Updated: 08:29 PM
 
LA
Flood Warning (View Text) expires 10:54 AM by SHV (25)
Webster, Bossier, in LA
VTEC# 2 (CON)
Issued: 09:00 AM
Updated: 10:54 AM
 
AR
Flood Warning (View Text) expires 10:56 AM by SHV (25)
Ashley, Union, in AR
VTEC# 3 (CON)
Issued: 11:37 AM
Updated: 10:56 AM
 
SC
Flood Warning (View Text) expires 08:26 PM by CHS ()
Jasper, Hampton, in SC
VTEC# 1 (CON)
Issued: 01:00 AM
Updated: 08:26 PM
 
GA
Flood Warning (View Text) expires 08:26 PM by CHS ()
Screven, Effingham, in GA
VTEC# 1 (CON)
Issued: 01:00 AM
Updated: 08:26 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.