Warnings Valid at: 10 Dec 2019 03:44 AM CDT
GA
Dense Fog Advisory (View Text) expires 10:00 AM by TAE ()
Decatur, Seminole, in GA
VTEC# 22 (EXA)
Issued: 03:43 AM
Updated: 03:43 AM
 
FL
Dense Fog Advisory (View Text) expires 10:00 AM by TAE ()
Coastal Gulf, Inland Bay, Washington, Jackson, Inland Gulf, Central Walton, Holmes, North Walton, Coastal Bay, South Walton, Calhoun, in FL
VTEC# 22 (EXA)
Issued: 03:43 AM
Updated: 03:43 AM
 
MI
Winter Weather Advisory (View Text) expires 07:00 AM by MQT (For more information fro)
Keweenaw, Houghton, Ontonagon, in MI
VTEC# 44 (NEW)
Issued: 03:33 AM
Updated: 03:33 AM
 
MI
Winter Weather Advisory (View Text) expires 10:00 PM by MQT (For more information fro)
Northern Schoolcraft, Luce, Alger, in MI
VTEC# 44 (NEW)
Issued: 03:33 AM
Updated: 03:33 AM
 
CA
Dense Fog Advisory (View Text) expires 03:00 PM by STO ()
Northern San Joaquin Valley, Central Sacramento Valley, Southern Sacramento Valley, Carquinez Strait and Delta, Motherlode, in CA
VTEC# 5 (NEW)
Issued: 03:30 AM
Updated: 03:30 AM
 
FL
Rip Currents Statement (View Text) expires 09:00 PM by MFL ()
Coastal Palm Beach County, in FL
VTEC# 53 (NEW)
Issued: 03:29 AM
Updated: 03:29 AM
 
AN
Small Craft Advisory (View Text) expires 06:00 AM by OKX (For more information fro)
Fire Island Inlet NY to Moriches Inlet NY out 20 nm, Moriches Inlet NY to Montauk Point NY out 20 nm, Sandy Hook NJ to Fire Island Inlet NY out 20 nm, in AN
VTEC# 111 (NEW)
Issued: 03:21 AM
Updated: 03:21 AM
 
AN
AN
AN
Gale Warning (View Text) expires 07:00 AM by GYX ()
Coastal Waters from Stonington, ME to Port Clyde, ME out 25 NM, in AN
VTEC# 36 (NEW)
Issued: 03:16 AM
Updated: 03:16 AM
 
AK
Blizzard Warning (View Text) expires 04:00 PM by AFG ()
Central Beaufort Sea Coast, in AK
VTEC# 27 (EXB)
Issued: 03:06 AM
Updated: 03:06 AM
 
LM
Small Craft Advisory (View Text) expires 07:00 PM by IWX ()
Michigan City IN to New Buffalo MI, New Buffalo MI to St Joseph MI, in LM
VTEC# 64 (NEW)
Issued: 03:03 AM
Updated: 03:03 AM
 
PZ
LM
Small Craft Advisory (View Text) expires 04:00 PM by LOT (- Izzi)
Burns Harbor to Michigan City IN, Gary to Burns Harbor IN, in LM
VTEC# 119 (CON)
Issued: 03:00 AM
Updated: 03:02 AM
 
AK
Areal Flood Warning (View Text) expires 02:45 PM by AFC (Ottenweller)
Western Kenai Peninsula, in AK
VTEC# 2 (NEW)
Issued: 02:45 AM
Updated: 02:39 AM
 
AZ
Areal Flood Advisory (View Text) expires 10:45 AM by PSR (LJH)
Gila, Gila, in AZ
VTEC# 175 (NEW)
Issued: 01:52 AM
Updated: 01:52 AM
 
ND
Wind Chill Advisory (View Text) expires 01:00 PM by BIS (KS)
McHenry, Ward, Mountrail, Williams, Rolette, Bottineau, Renville, Burke, Divide, Kidder, Burleigh, Foster, Wells, Sheridan, McLean, Oliver, Mercer, Pierce, Stutsman, Emmons, Logan, La Moure, McIntosh, Dickey, in ND
VTEC# 23 (CON)
Issued: 01:00 AM
Updated: 01:42 AM
 
SD
Wind Chill Advisory (View Text) expires 01:00 PM by ABR ()
Roberts, Marshall, in SD
VTEC# 13 (CON)
Issued: 01:00 AM
Updated: 12:16 AM
 
MN
Wind Chill Advisory (View Text) expires 01:00 PM by ABR ()
Big Stone, Traverse, in MN
VTEC# 13 (CON)
Issued: 01:00 AM
Updated: 12:16 AM
 
LA
Dense Fog Advisory (View Text) expires 08:00 AM by LIX ()
St. Tammany, in LA
VTEC# 31 (EXB)
Issued: 01:00 AM
Updated: 12:48 AM
 
MN
Wind Chill Advisory (View Text) expires 11:00 AM by DLH (For more information fro)
Carlton/South St. Louis, Southern Cook/North Shore, Southern Lake/North Shore, Central St. Louis, Northern Cook/Northern Lake, North St. Louis, Koochiching, in MN
VTEC# 24 (CON)
Issued: 01:00 AM
Updated: 12:51 AM
 
LO
Small Craft Advisory (View Text) expires 10:00 PM by BUF ()
Niagara River to Hamlin Beach NY, in LO
VTEC# 105 (CON)
Issued: 01:00 AM
Updated: 08:48 PM
 
MS
Dense Fog Advisory (View Text) expires 09:00 AM by MOB ()
Stone, George, in MS
VTEC# 29 (NEW)
Issued: 12:00 AM
Updated: 10:33 PM
 
FL
Dense Fog Advisory (View Text) expires 10:00 AM by TAE ()
Leon, Liberty, Inland Jefferson, Gadsden, Coastal Jefferson, Coastal Wakulla, Inland Franklin, Inland Wakulla, Coastal Franklin, in FL
VTEC# 22 (CON)
Issued: 11:38 PM
Updated: 03:43 AM
 
GM
MS
Dense Fog Advisory (View Text) expires 08:00 AM by LIX ()
Jackson, Hancock, Pearl River, Harrison, in MS
VTEC# 31 (CON)
Issued: 10:06 PM
Updated: 12:48 AM
 
LA
Dense Fog Advisory (View Text) expires 08:00 AM by LIX ()
Lower St. Bernard, Lower Plaquemines, in LA
VTEC# 31 (CON)
Issued: 10:06 PM
Updated: 12:48 AM
 
LH
Small Craft Advisory (View Text) expires 04:00 PM by DTX ()
Port Austin to Harbor Beach MI, Outer Saginaw Bay SW of Alabaster to Port Austin MI to Inner Saginaw Bay, in LH
VTEC# 85 (CON)
Issued: 10:00 PM
Updated: 09:39 PM
 
LH
Small Craft Advisory (View Text) expires 10:00 AM by DTX ()
Inner Saginaw Bay SW of Point Au Gres to Bay Port MI, Harbor Beach to Port Sanilac MI, Port Sanilac to Port Huron MI, in LH
VTEC# 85 (CON)
Issued: 10:00 PM
Updated: 09:39 PM
 
LE
Small Craft Advisory (View Text) expires 10:00 AM by BUF ()
Upper Niagara River and Buffalo Harbor, in LE
VTEC# 105 (CON)
Issued: 10:00 PM
Updated: 08:48 PM
 
LC
Small Craft Advisory (View Text) expires 10:00 AM by DTX ()
Lake St. Clair Open Lake (U.S. Portion), in LC
VTEC# 85 (CON)
Issued: 10:00 PM
Updated: 09:39 PM
 
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# 85 (CON)
Issued: 10:00 PM
Updated: 09:39 PM
 
GM
Marine Dense Fog Advisory (View Text) expires 11:00 AM by MOB ()
South Mobile Bay, Mississippi Sound, North Mobile Bay, in GM
VTEC# 25 (CON)
Issued: 10:00 PM
Updated: 01:05 AM
 
MN
ND
Wind Chill Advisory (View Text) expires 01:00 PM by FGF ()
Towner, Cavalier, Pembina, Benson, Ramsey, Eastern Walsh County, Eddy, Nelson, Grand Forks, Griggs, Steele, Traill, Barnes, Cass, Ransom, Sargent, Richland, Western Walsh County, in ND
VTEC# 22 (CON)
Issued: 10:00 PM
Updated: 09:41 PM
 
LE
Small Craft Advisory (View Text) expires 04:00 PM by CLE (For more information fro)
Maumee Bay to Reno Beach OH, Reno Beach to The Islands OH, The Islands to Vermilion OH, Vermilion to Avon Point OH, in LE
VTEC# 85 (CON)
Issued: 10:00 PM
Updated: 09:48 PM
 
AK
Blizzard Warning (View Text) expires 10:00 PM by AFG ()
Eastern Beaufort Sea Coast, in AK
VTEC# 27 (CON)
Issued: 10:00 PM
Updated: 03:06 AM
 
LE
Small Craft Advisory (View Text) expires 04:00 AM by BUF ()
Dunkirk to Buffalo NY, Ripley to Dunkirk NY, in LE
VTEC# 105 (CON)
Issued: 10:00 PM
Updated: 08:48 PM
 
LE
Small Craft Advisory (View Text) expires 04:00 AM by CLE (For more information fro)
Avon Point to Willowick OH, Conneaut OH to Ripley NY, Willowick to Geneva-on-the Lake OH, Geneva-on-the-Lake to Conneaut OH, in LE
VTEC# 85 (CON)
Issued: 10:00 PM
Updated: 09:48 PM
 
GM
AN
Small Craft Advisory (View Text) expires 06:00 AM by LWX ()
Tidal Potomac from Key Bridge to Indian Head MD, Tidal Potomac from Indian Head to Cobb Island MD, Chesapeake Bay north of Pooles Island MD, in AN
VTEC# 226 (CON)
Issued: 06:00 PM
Updated: 01:00 AM
 
MN
Wind Chill Advisory (View Text) expires 01:00 PM by DLH (For more information fro)
Crow Wing, Northern Aitkin, South Aitkin, North Itasca, North Cass, South Itasca, South Cass, in MN
VTEC# 24 (CON)
Issued: 09:00 PM
Updated: 12:51 AM
 
MN
Wind Chill Advisory (View Text) expires 01:00 PM by MPX ()
Stevens, Pope, Benton, Stearns, Douglas, Todd, Morrison, in MN
VTEC# 12 (CON)
Issued: 09:00 PM
Updated: 10:42 PM
 
HI
High Surf Advisory (View Text) expires 11:00 PM by HFO ()
Kauai Leeward, Kauai Windward, Waianae Coast, Molokai Windward, Niihau, Maui Central Valley, Maui Windward West, Oahu Koolau, Olomana, Windward Haleakala, Molokai Leeward, Oahu North Shore, in HI
VTEC# 52 (NEW)
Issued: 08:15 PM
Updated: 08:15 PM
 
LM
Small Craft Advisory (View Text) expires 07:00 PM by GRR ()
St Joseph to South Haven MI, Pentwater to Manistee MI, South Haven to Holland MI, Whitehall to Pentwater MI, Grand Haven to Whitehall MI, Holland to Grand Haven MI, in LM
VTEC# 72 (CON)
Issued: 07:00 PM
Updated: 03:12 AM
 
AM
AK
Winter Weather Advisory (View Text) expires 10:00 AM by AFG ()
Chukchi Sea Coast, in AK
VTEC# 135 (EXB)
Issued: 07:00 PM
Updated: 06:30 PM
 
AN
Small Craft Advisory (View Text) expires 06:00 AM by PHI ()
Delaware Bay waters south of East Point NJ to Slaughter Beach DE, Delaware Bay waters north of East Point NJ to Slaughter Beach DE, in AN
VTEC# 105 (CON)
Issued: 07:00 PM
Updated: 09:39 PM
 
AN
Small Craft Advisory (View Text) expires 06:00 AM by LWX ()
Patapsco River including Baltimore Harbor, Patuxent River to Broomes Island MD, Chesapeake Bay from Pooles Island to Sandy Point MD, in AN
VTEC# 226 (EXT)
Issued: 06:00 PM
Updated: 01:00 AM
 
AN
AN
AK
Winter Weather Advisory (View Text) expires 04:00 PM by AFG ()
Western Arctic Coast, Northern Arctic Coast, Northeastern Brooks Range, in AK
VTEC# 136 (CON)
Issued: 04:00 PM
Updated: 03:06 AM
 
MI
Winter Weather Advisory (View Text) expires 04:00 PM by APX (http://www.weather.gov/g)
Antrim, Otsego, Kalkaska, Crawford, in MI
VTEC# 34 (CON)
Issued: 06:00 PM
Updated: 02:26 AM
 
LS
Small Craft Advisory (View Text) expires 07:00 AM by DLH ()
Grand Portage to Grand Marais MN, Grand Marais to Taconite Harbor MN, in LS
VTEC# 95 (CON)
Issued: 05:39 PM
Updated: 11:04 PM
 
LS
Small Craft Advisory (View Text) expires 07:00 AM by DLH ()
Silver Bay Harbor to Two Harbors MN, Taconite Harbor to Silver Bay Harbor MN, in LS
VTEC# 97 (CON)
Issued: 05:39 PM
Updated: 11:04 PM
 
LM
Small Craft Advisory (View Text) expires 10:00 AM by LOT (- Izzi)
Northerly Island to Calumet Harbor IL, Winthrop Harbor to Wilmette Harbor IL, Wilmette Harbor to Northerly Island IL, Calumet Harbor IL to Gary IN, in LM
VTEC# 119 (CON)
Issued: 05:00 PM
Updated: 03:02 AM
 
LM
Small Craft Advisory (View Text) expires 07:00 AM by MKX (Wagner)
Sheboygan to Port Washington WI, North Point Light to Wind Point WI, Port Washington to North Point Light WI, Wind Point WI to Winthrop Harbor IL, in LM
VTEC# 112 (CON)
Issued: 05:00 PM
Updated: 10:19 PM
 
LM
LH
LM
LS
Small Craft Advisory (View Text) expires 07:00 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# 109 (EXT)
Issued: 05:00 PM
Updated: 02:27 AM
 
LS
Small Craft Advisory (View Text) expires 07:00 AM by DLH (JJM)
Two Harbors to Duluth MN, in LS
VTEC# 96 (CON)
Issued: 04:49 PM
Updated: 11:04 PM
 
AK
Areal Flood Advisory (View Text) expires 04:15 PM by AFC (Zingone)
Western Kenai Peninsula, in AK
VTEC# 12 (NEW)
Issued: 04:16 PM
Updated: 04:13 PM
 
LM
AK
Winter Storm Warning (View Text) expires 07:00 PM by AFG ()
St Lawrence Island and Bering Strait Coast, in AK
VTEC# 45 (CON)
Issued: 04:00 PM
Updated: 06:30 PM
 
AN
Small Craft Advisory (View Text) expires 05:00 PM by BOX ()
Boston Harbor, Narragansett Bay, in AN
VTEC# 163 (EXT)
Issued: 12:00 PM
Updated: 03:39 AM
 
AN
Small Craft Advisory (View Text) expires 12:00 PM by LWX (DHOF)
Chesapeake Bay from Drum Point MD to Smith Point VA, Tangier Sound and the inland waters surrounding Bloodsworth Island, in AN
VTEC# 226 (EXT)
Issued: 01:00 PM
Updated: 01:00 AM
 
AK
Winter Weather Advisory (View Text) expires 10:00 AM by AFG ()
Northern and Interior Seward Peninsula, Southern Seward Peninsula Coast, Lower Yukon Valley, in AK
VTEC# 135 (EXT)
Issued: 04:00 AM
Updated: 06:30 PM
 
AK
Winter Weather Advisory (View Text) expires 10:00 AM by AFG ()
Upper Koyukuk Valley, Yukon Flats and Surrounding Uplands, in AK
VTEC# 134 (CON)
Issued: 10:00 AM
Updated: 05:52 PM
 
AK
Winter Weather Advisory (View Text) expires 10:00 AM by AFG ()
Central Interior, in AK
VTEC# 134 (EXT)
Issued: 10:00 AM
Updated: 05:52 PM
 
AK
High Wind Warning (View Text) expires 10:00 AM by AFG ()
Denali, in AK
VTEC# 16 (CON)
Issued: 10:00 AM
Updated: 01:03 AM
 
AN
AN
AK
Winter Weather Advisory (View Text) expires 04:00 PM by AFG ()
Yukon Delta, in AK
VTEC# 135 (CON)
Issued: 04:00 AM
Updated: 06:30 PM
 
AN
LS
AM
Small Craft Advisory (View Text) expires 07:00 PM by MHX ()
Coastal waters from Currituck Beach Light to Oregon Inlet NC out 20 nm, in AM
VTEC# 105 (EXT)
Issued: 12:00 AM
Updated: 03:12 AM
 
OR
Dense Fog Advisory (View Text) expires 03:00 PM by PDT (For more information fro)
Foothills of the Northern Blue Mountains of Oregon, in OR
VTEC# 9 (CON)
Issued: 10:00 PM
Updated: 10:58 PM
 
WA
Dense Fog Advisory (View Text) expires 03:00 PM by PDT (For more information fro)
Kittitas Valley, Yakima Valley, in WA
VTEC# 9 (CON)
Issued: 10:00 PM
Updated: 10:58 PM
 
AZ
Areal Flood Warning (View Text) expires 06:15 AM by PSR (LJH)
Gila, Gila, in AZ
VTEC# 23 (EXT)
Issued: 09:20 PM
Updated: 08:14 PM
 
LS
Small Craft Advisory (View Text) expires 07:00 PM by MQT ()
Huron Islands to Marquette MI, Marquette to Munising MI, in LS
VTEC# 139 (CON)
Issued: 03:00 PM
Updated: 10:39 PM
 
LS
Small Craft Advisory (View Text) expires 07:00 AM by MQT ()
Munising to Grand Marais MI, Black River To Ontonagon MI, Saxon Harbor WI to Black River MI, Manitou Island to Point Isabelle MI, in LS
VTEC# 139 (CON)
Issued: 11:01 AM
Updated: 10:39 PM
 
LS
PZ
AM
SD
Flood Warning (View Text) expires 10:58 AM by FSD (&& Location Flood Latest)
Hutchinson, Yankton, in SD
VTEC# 339 (EXT)
Issued: 08:07 AM
Updated: 10:58 AM
 
OR
Air Stagnation Advisory (View Text) expires 03:00 PM by PQR (For more information fro)
South Willamette Valley, Lower Columbia, Greater Portland Metro Area, Central Willamette Valley, Northern Oregon Cascade Foothills, Cascade Foothills in Lane County, in OR
VTEC# 3 (CON)
Issued: 02:54 PM
Updated: 11:31 AM
 
WA
Air Stagnation Advisory (View Text) expires 03:00 PM by PQR (For more information fro)
South Washington Cascade Foothills, Lower Columbia and I - 5 Corridor in Cowlitz County, Greater Vancouver Area, in WA
VTEC# 3 (CON)
Issued: 02:54 PM
Updated: 11:31 AM
 
IL
Flood Warning (View Text) expires 11:30 PM by PAH ()
Wayne, White, Gallatin, in IL
VTEC# 110 (CON)
Issued: 01:00 AM
Updated: 08:51 PM
 
TN
Flood Advisory (View Text) expires 08:00 PM by MEG ()
Decatur, Hardin, in TN
VTEC# 48 (CON)
Issued: 09:23 PM
Updated: 02:11 PM
 
MO
Flood Advisory (View Text) expires 03:53 PM by MEG ()
Pemiscot, in MO
VTEC# 46 (CON)
Issued: 12:55 PM
Updated: 01:26 PM
 
TN
Flood Advisory (View Text) expires 03:53 PM by MEG ()
Lauderdale, Tipton, in TN
VTEC# 47 (CON)
Issued: 12:55 PM
Updated: 01:26 PM
 
AR
Flood Advisory (View Text) expires 03:53 PM by MEG ()
Mississippi, in AR
VTEC# 46 (CON)
Issued: 12:55 PM
Updated: 01:26 PM
 
AR
Flood Advisory (View Text) expires 03:53 PM by MEG ()
Mississippi, in AR
VTEC# 47 (CON)
Issued: 12:55 PM
Updated: 01:26 PM
 
TN
Flood Advisory (View Text) expires 03:53 PM by MEG ()
Lake, Lauderdale, Dyer, in TN
VTEC# 46 (CON)
Issued: 12:55 PM
Updated: 01:26 PM
 
GU
Tropical Storm Warning (View Text) expires 08:24 PM by GUM (Aydlett)
Rota, Guam, Tinian, Saipan, in GU
VTEC# 4029 (CON)
Issued: 07:53 PM
Updated: 08:24 PM
 
AR
Flood Warning (View Text) expires 07:15 PM by LZK (65)
White, Woodruff, in AR
VTEC# 117 (CON)
Issued: 01:00 AM
Updated: 07:15 PM
 
SD
Flood Warning (View Text) expires 10:52 AM by ABR ()
Brown, in SD
VTEC# 89 (CON)
Issued: 11:33 AM
Updated: 10:52 AM
 
SD
Flood Warning (View Text) expires 10:52 AM by ABR ()
Spink, in SD
VTEC# 78 (CON)
Issued: 05:59 AM
Updated: 10:52 AM
 
SD
Flood Warning (View Text) expires 10:52 AM by ABR ()
Spink, Brown, in SD
VTEC# 38 (CON)
Issued: 04:12 AM
Updated: 10:52 AM
 
SD
Flood Warning (View Text) expires 10:52 AM by ABR ()
Brown, in SD
VTEC# 35 (CON)
Issued: 05:30 AM
Updated: 10:52 AM
 
SD
Flood Warning (View Text) expires 10:58 AM by FSD (&& Location Flood Latest)
Bon Homme, in SD
VTEC# 109 (CON)
Issued: 03:01 PM
Updated: 10:58 AM
 
NE
Flood Warning (View Text) expires 10:58 AM by FSD (&& Location Flood Latest)
Knox, in NE
VTEC# 109 (CON)
Issued: 03:01 PM
Updated: 10:58 AM
 
SD
Flood Warning (View Text) expires 10:58 AM by FSD (&& Location Flood Latest)
Beadle, in SD
VTEC# 78 (CON)
Issued: 12:29 PM
Updated: 10:58 AM
 
SD
Flood Warning (View Text) expires 10:58 AM by FSD (&& Location Flood Latest)
Sanborn, in SD
VTEC# 79 (CON)
Issued: 12:10 PM
Updated: 10:58 AM
 
SD
Flood Warning (View Text) expires 10:58 AM by FSD (&& Location Flood Latest)
Hanson, Davison, in SD
VTEC# 52 (CON)
Issued: 07:00 AM
Updated: 10:58 AM
 
MO
Flood Warning (View Text) expires 07:00 AM by EAX ()
Saline, Lafayette, Carroll, in MO
VTEC# 54 (EXT)
Issued: 03:24 AM
Updated: 08:08 PM
 
MO
Flood Warning (View Text) expires 07:00 AM by EAX ()
Chariton, Carroll, Saline, in MO
VTEC# 55 (CON)
Issued: 11:57 PM
Updated: 08:08 PM
 
MO
Flood Warning (View Text) expires 04:42 AM by OAX ()
Atchison, in MO
VTEC# 4 (EXT)
Issued: 06:35 PM
Updated: 08:21 PM
 
NE
Flood Warning (View Text) expires 04:42 AM by OAX ()
Nemaha, in NE
VTEC# 4 (EXT)
Issued: 06:35 PM
Updated: 08:21 PM
 
NE
Flood Warning (View Text) expires 01:00 AM by OAX ()
Richardson, in NE
VTEC# 5 (EXT)
Issued: 05:03 AM
Updated: 08:21 PM
 
MO
Flood Warning (View Text) expires 01:00 AM by OAX ()
Holt, in MO
VTEC# 5 (EXT)
Issued: 05:03 AM
Updated: 08:21 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.