Warnings Valid at: 19 Jan 2022 12:39 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, Southern Plymouth, Nantucket, Eastern Plymouth, Barnstable, in MA
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 Pinos to Point Piedras Blancas California out to 10 nm, Coastal Waters from Point Arena to Point Reyes California out to 10 nm, in PZ
VTEC# 12 (CON)
Issued: 12:00 PM
Updated: 11:36 AM
 
AN
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
 
LS
Small Craft Advisory (View Text) expires 05:00 AM by DLH ()
Grand Marais to Taconite Harbor MN, Taconite Harbor to Silver Bay Harbor MN, Silver Bay Harbor to Two Harbors MN, Grand Portage to Grand Marais MN, in LS
VTEC# 12 (EXB)
Issued: 11:13 AM
Updated: 11:13 AM
 
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
 
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 ()
Niihau, Kauai Leeward, Kohala, Oahu North Shore, Waianae Coast, Maui Windward West, Kona, 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 (EXP)
Issued: 07:51 AM
Updated: 12:33 PM
 
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
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
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
 
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
 
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
 
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
Small Craft Advisory (View Text) expires 07:00 PM 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# 11 (CON)
Issued: 07:00 AM
Updated: 05:23 AM
 
AN
Small Craft Advisory (View Text) expires 06:00 PM by OKX (For more details, see th)
Long Island Sound West of New Haven CT/Port Jefferson NY, New York Harbor, in AN
VTEC# 10 (CON)
Issued: 07:00 AM
Updated: 05:38 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
 
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
 
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 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
 
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
 
TX
Rip Currents Statement (View Text) expires 07:00 PM by BRO ()
Coastal Willacy, Coastal Cameron, 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
 
SD
Wind Chill Advisory (View Text) expires 01:00 PM by FSD (For more information fro)
Minnehaha, Beadle, Miner, Lake, Kingsbury, in SD
VTEC# 4 (CON)
Issued: 01:00 AM
Updated: 08:18 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 DMX (For more information fro)
Emmet, Cerro Gordo, Hancock, Worth, Winnebago, Kossuth, Bremer, Franklin, Wright, Humboldt, Pocahontas, Palo Alto, Butler, in IA
VTEC# 6 (CON)
Issued: 04:00 AM
Updated: 11:45 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
 
MN
Wind Chill Advisory (View Text) expires 01:00 PM by MPX ()
Mille Lacs, Kanabec, Isanti, Wright, Carver, Scott, Rice, Sherburne, Morrison, Benton, in MN
VTEC# 6 (CON)
Issued: 01:00 AM
Updated: 04:05 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
 
MN
Wind Chill Advisory (View Text) expires 01:00 PM by ARX ()
Fillmore, Dodge, Mower, Olmsted, in MN
VTEC# 4 (CON)
Issued: 04:00 AM
Updated: 10:38 AM
 
IA
Wind Chill Advisory (View Text) expires 01:00 PM by ARX ()
Chickasaw, Howard, 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 FSD (For more information fro)
Jackson, Rock, Pipestone, Nobles, Cottonwood, Murray, Lincoln, Lyon, in MN
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)
Clay, O Brien, Dickinson, Osceola, in IA
VTEC# 4 (CON)
Issued: 04:00 AM
Updated: 08:18 AM
 
LH
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
 
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
 
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
 
ND
Wind Chill Warning (View Text) expires 01:00 PM by BIS (Gale)
Divide, Sheridan, Dickey, McIntosh, Bottineau, Renville, Burke, La Moure, Stutsman, Emmons, McLean, Pierce, McHenry, Ward, Mountrail, Williams, Rolette, Wells, Foster, Burleigh, Logan, 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 ()
Sleeping Bear Point to Grand Traverse Light MI, Point Betsie to Sleeping Bear Point MI, Manistee to Point Betsie 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
 
SD
Wind Chill Advisory (View Text) expires 01:00 PM by ABR (Mohr)
Marshall, Deuel, Spink, Corson, Grant, Campbell, McPherson, Brown, Roberts, Walworth, Edmunds, Day, Faulk, Potter, Clark, Codington, Hamlin, in SD
VTEC# 7 (CON)
Issued: 01:00 AM
Updated: 12:33 PM
 
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
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, Ramsey, Benson, Eddy, Cavalier, Towner, 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: 12:33 PM
 
AL
Flood Warning (View Text) expires 11:48 AM by MOB ()
Clarke, Washington, Choctaw, 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 ()
Sand Island to Bayfield WI, Port Wing to Sand Island WI, Duluth MN to Port Wing WI, in LS
VTEC# 5 (CON)
Issued: 10:56 PM
Updated: 11:13 AM
 
MT
Wind Chill Advisory (View Text) expires 01:00 PM by BYZ (Additional graphics for )
Carter, Custer, Fallon, in MT
VTEC# 2 (CON)
Issued: 10:00 PM
Updated: 11:57 AM
 
ND
Wind Chill Advisory (View Text) expires 01:00 PM by BIS (CJS)
Bowman, Slope, Hettinger, Stark, Billings, Adams, Golden Valley, 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 ()
Dunkirk to Buffalo NY, Ripley to Dunkirk NY, in LE
VTEC# 9 (CON)
Issued: 10:00 PM
Updated: 09:57 AM
 
LS
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
 
LS
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
 
LM
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
 
LH
MT
Wind Chill Advisory (View Text) expires 02:00 PM by GGW ()
Wibaux, Dawson, Richland, McCone, Central and Southern Valley, Central and Southeast Phillips, Western Roosevelt, Eastern Roosevelt, Northern Phillips, Northern Valley, Sheridan, Daniels, in MT
VTEC# 5 (CON)
Issued: 08:00 AM
Updated: 05:07 AM
 
MT
Wind Chill Advisory (View Text) expires 02:00 PM by TFX (AM)
Blaine, Hill, in MT
VTEC# 3 (CON)
Issued: 07:00 PM
Updated: 12:13 PM
 
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
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
 
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
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
 
LM
Small Craft Advisory (View Text) expires 07:00 PM by LOT ()
Gary to Burns Harbor IN, Calumet Harbor IL to Gary IN, Burns Harbor to Michigan City IN, in LM
VTEC# 10 (EXT)
Issued: 01:00 PM
Updated: 05:10 AM
 
MI
Winter Weather Advisory (View Text) expires 01:00 PM by MQT (07)
Luce, Northern Schoolcraft, Alger, Houghton, Keweenaw, in MI
VTEC# 6 (EXT)
Issued: 10:00 AM
Updated: 02:51 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, Port Washington to North Point Light WI, Sheboygan to Port Washington WI, in LM
VTEC# 7 (CON)
Issued: 01:00 PM
Updated: 10:02 AM
 
LS
LS
LM
LM
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
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
 
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)
Willowick to Geneva-on-the Lake OH, Vermilion to Avon Point OH, Avon Point to Willowick OH, The Islands to Vermilion OH, Geneva-on-the-Lake to Conneaut OH, Conneaut OH to Ripley NY, in LE
VTEC# 6 (CON)
Issued: 01:00 AM
Updated: 09:24 AM
 
PR
Rip Currents Statement (View Text) expires 05:00 PM by JSJ ()
Vieques, Northwest, Northeast, Culebra, San Juan and Vicinity, North Central, in PR
VTEC# 4 (CON)
Issued: 05:00 PM
Updated: 09:36 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 AM by JSJ ()
Mayaguez and Vicinity, Southwest, in PR
VTEC# 4 (CON)
Issued: 05:00 AM
Updated: 09:36 AM
 
AK
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
 
CA
Tsunami Advisory (View Text) expires 09:30 PM by AAQ ()
Ventura County Coast, Los Angeles County Coast including Downtown Los Angeles, Catalina Island, in CA
VTEC# 3 (CON)
Issued: 07:53 AM
Updated: 09:30 PM
 
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
 
ID
Air Stagnation Advisory (View Text) expires 01:00 PM by BOI ()
Upper Treasure Valley, Western Magic Valley, Camas Prairie, Upper Weiser River, Boise Mountains, West Central Mountains, Lower Treasure Valley, 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 ()
Malheur County, Harney County, Oregon Lower Treasure Valley, Baker 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)
Monroe, Arkansas, in AR
VTEC# 6 (EXT)
Issued: 02:00 PM
Updated: 10:36 AM
 
TN
Flood Advisory (View Text) expires 12:47 PM by MEG ()
Hardin, Decatur, 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)
White, Woodruff, 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.