Warnings Valid at: 03 Oct 2022 06:01 AM CDT
AN
Gale Warning (View Text) expires 05:00 PM by AKQ ()
Chesapeake Bay from Little Creek VA to Cape Henry VA including the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel, in AN
VTEC# 16 (EXB)
Issued: 05:53 AM
Updated: 05:53 AM
 
MD
Wind Advisory (View Text) expires 07:00 PM by AKQ (For more information fro)
Maryland Beaches, in MD
VTEC# 11 (EXA)
Issued: 05:26 AM
Updated: 05:26 AM
 
NC
Beach Hazard Statement (View Text) expires 07:00 PM by ILM ()
Coastal New Hanover, Coastal Pender, in NC
VTEC# 41 (CON)
Issued: 05:00 AM
Updated: 03:14 AM
 
PZ
PZ
Small Craft Advisory (View Text) expires 05:00 PM by MTR (For more information fro)
Coastal Waters from Point Pinos to Point Piedras Blancas California out to 10 nm, in PZ
VTEC# 231 (CON)
Issued: 05:00 AM
Updated: 04:43 AM
 
SC
Beach Hazard Statement (View Text) expires 07:00 PM by ILM ()
Coastal Georgetown, in SC
VTEC# 41 (CON)
Issued: 05:00 AM
Updated: 03:14 AM
 
AN
Small Craft Advisory (View Text) expires 07:00 AM by PHI ()
Delaware Bay waters north of East Point NJ to Slaughter Beach DE, in AN
VTEC# 81 (NEW)
Issued: 05:00 AM
Updated: 04:52 AM
 
WY
Dense Fog Advisory (View Text) expires 10:00 AM by UNR ()
Northern Cambell, Southern Campbell, in WY
VTEC# 4 (NEW)
Issued: 04:21 AM
Updated: 04:21 AM
 
AM
AM
Gale Warning (View Text) expires 03:00 PM by MHX ()
Coastal waters from Currituck Beach Light to Oregon Inlet NC out 20 nm, in AM
VTEC# 21 (CON)
Issued: 04:00 AM
Updated: 02:27 AM
 
FL
Coastal Flood Statement (View Text) expires 11:00 AM by KEY ()
Monroe Lower Keys, in FL
VTEC# 23 (EXB)
Issued: 03:57 AM
Updated: 03:57 AM
 
GA
Rip Currents Statement (View Text) expires 04:00 AM by JAX ()
Coastal Glynn, Coastal Camden, in GA
VTEC# 35 (NEW)
Issued: 03:00 AM
Updated: 01:15 AM
 
FL
Beach Hazard Statement (View Text) expires 03:00 AM by MLB ()
Coastal Volusia County, in FL
VTEC# 18 (NEW)
Issued: 02:54 AM
Updated: 02:54 AM
 
OH
Frost Advisory (View Text) expires 08:00 AM by CLE ()
Ashtabula Inland, Mahoning, Stark, Wayne, Ashland, Medina, Huron, Lorain, Geauga, Summit, Holmes, Richland, Portage, Trumbull, in OH
VTEC# 4 (CON)
Issued: 02:00 AM
Updated: 02:29 AM
 
PA
Frost Advisory (View Text) expires 08:00 AM by PBZ (JL)
Mercer, Venango, Forest, in PA
VTEC# 4 (CON)
Issued: 02:00 AM
Updated: 12:56 AM
 
PA
Frost Advisory (View Text) expires 08:00 AM by CLE ()
Crawford, Southern Erie, in PA
VTEC# 4 (CON)
Issued: 02:00 AM
Updated: 02:29 AM
 
MI
Frost Advisory (View Text) expires 08:00 AM by GRR (For more information fro)
Calhoun, Gratiot, Ottawa, Oceana, Montcalm, Isabella, Mecosta, Kalamazoo, Van Buren, Ingham, Eaton, Kent, Ionia, Clinton, Muskegon, Newaygo, Jackson, Allegan, Barry, in MI
VTEC# 6 (CON)
Issued: 01:00 AM
Updated: 02:02 AM
 
PA
Frost Advisory (View Text) expires 07:00 AM by CTP (For more information fro)
Warren, in PA
VTEC# 5 (CON)
Issued: 01:00 AM
Updated: 08:01 PM
 
MI
Frost Advisory (View Text) expires 08:00 AM by DTX ()
Washtenaw, Macomb, Oakland, Saginaw, Huron, Bay, Livingston, St. Clair, Lapeer, Genesee, Shiawassee, Midland, Sanilac, Tuscola, in MI
VTEC# 2 (NEW)
Issued: 01:00 AM
Updated: 01:35 PM
 
AN
Small Craft Advisory (View Text) expires 07:00 PM by BOX ()
Massachusetts Bay and Ipswich Bay, Cape Cod Bay, Coastal waters east of Ipswich Bay and the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary, in AN
VTEC# 89 (CON)
Issued: 12:57 AM
Updated: 03:07 AM
 
NY
Frost Advisory (View Text) expires 08:00 AM by BGM ()
Northern Oneida, Cortland, Chenango, Otsego, Yates, Seneca, Southern Cayuga, Onondaga, Steuben, Schuyler, Tompkins, Madison, Southern Oneida, in NY
VTEC# 6 (CON)
Issued: 12:00 AM
Updated: 02:58 AM
 
ME
Frost Advisory (View Text) expires 08:00 AM by GYX (MSC)
Southern Somerset, Interior York, Interior Cumberland, Androscoggin, Kennebec, Interior Waldo, in ME
VTEC# 8 (CON)
Issued: 12:00 AM
Updated: 02:01 AM
 
ME
Freeze Warning (View Text) expires 08:00 AM by GYX (MSC)
Southern Oxford, Southern Franklin, in ME
VTEC# 2 (CON)
Issued: 12:00 AM
Updated: 02:01 AM
 
NH
Freeze Warning (View Text) expires 08:00 AM by GYX (MSC)
Northern Grafton, Northern Carroll, Southern Grafton, in NH
VTEC# 2 (CON)
Issued: 12:00 AM
Updated: 02:01 AM
 
VT
Frost Advisory (View Text) expires 08:00 AM by BTV ()
Western Franklin, Grand Isle, Western Chittenden, Western Addison, in VT
VTEC# 8 (CON)
Issued: 12:00 AM
Updated: 02:12 AM
 
VT
Freeze Warning (View Text) expires 08:00 AM by ALY ()
Bennington, Western Windham, in VT
VTEC# 3 (CON)
Issued: 12:00 AM
Updated: 02:23 AM
 
MA
Frost Advisory (View Text) expires 08:00 AM by ALY ()
Northern Berkshire, Southern Berkshire, in MA
VTEC# 7 (CON)
Issued: 12:00 AM
Updated: 02:23 AM
 
NY
NY
Freeze Warning (View Text) expires 08:00 AM by ALY ()
Northern Washington, in NY
VTEC# 3 (CON)
Issued: 12:00 AM
Updated: 02:23 AM
 
VT
Frost Advisory (View Text) expires 08:00 AM by ALY ()
Eastern Windham, in VT
VTEC# 7 (CON)
Issued: 12:00 AM
Updated: 02:23 AM
 
NH
Frost Advisory (View Text) expires 08:00 AM by GYX (MSC)
Southern Carroll, Sullivan, Merrimack, Belknap, Strafford, Cheshire, in NH
VTEC# 8 (CON)
Issued: 12:00 AM
Updated: 02:01 AM
 
NY
Freeze Warning (View Text) expires 08:00 AM by BTV ()
Eastern Clinton, Eastern Essex, Northern St. Lawrence, Northern Franklin, Southwestern St. Lawrence, in NY
VTEC# 2 (CON)
Issued: 12:00 AM
Updated: 02:12 AM
 
VT
Freeze Warning (View Text) expires 08:00 AM by BTV ()
Lamoille, Washington, Orange, Western Rutland, Eastern Franklin, Eastern Chittenden, Eastern Addison, Eastern Rutland, in VT
VTEC# 2 (CON)
Issued: 12:00 AM
Updated: 02:12 AM
 
ME
Frost Advisory (View Text) expires 07:00 AM by CAR (VJN)
Central Washington, Southern Penobscot, Coastal Hancock, Interior Hancock, Coastal Washington, in ME
VTEC# 7 (CON)
Issued: 11:00 PM
Updated: 01:45 AM
 
VA
Coastal Flood Warning (View Text) expires 11:00 PM by AKQ ()
Lancaster, Mathews, Surry, Northampton, James City, Accomack, Norfolk/Portsmouth, Chesapeake, Gloucester, Suffolk, Isle of Wight, Middlesex, Virginia Beach, in VA
VTEC# 8 (CON)
Issued: 09:38 PM
Updated: 03:38 AM
 
VA
High Surf Advisory (View Text) expires 07:00 PM by AKQ ()
Accomack, Virginia Beach, Northampton, in VA
VTEC# 10 (CON)
Issued: 09:38 PM
Updated: 03:38 AM
 
NC
High Surf Advisory (View Text) expires 07:00 PM by AKQ ()
Eastern Currituck, in NC
VTEC# 10 (CON)
Issued: 09:38 PM
Updated: 03:38 AM
 
NC
Wind Advisory (View Text) expires 07:00 PM by AKQ (For more information fro)
Eastern Currituck, Western Currituck, in NC
VTEC# 11 (CON)
Issued: 09:07 PM
Updated: 05:26 AM
 
AN
Gale Warning (View Text) expires 05:00 AM by AKQ ()
Currituck Sound, in AN
VTEC# 16 (CON)
Issued: 09:04 PM
Updated: 05:53 AM
 
AN
Gale Warning (View Text) expires 05:00 PM by AKQ ()
Coastal waters from NC VA border to Currituck Beach Light NC out 20 nm, Chesapeake Bay from New Point Comfort to Little Creek VA, in AN
VTEC# 16 (EXT)
Issued: 03:00 PM
Updated: 05:53 AM
 
VA
Wind Advisory (View Text) expires 07:00 PM by AKQ (For more information fro)
Virginia Beach, Norfolk/Portsmouth, Northumberland, Northampton, Accomack, Mathews, Lancaster, Gloucester, Middlesex, in VA
VTEC# 11 (CON)
Issued: 06:00 PM
Updated: 05:26 AM
 
NY
Frost Advisory (View Text) expires 08:00 AM by BUF (JLA)
Southern Erie, Wyoming, Genesee, Northern Erie, Oswego, Northern Cayuga, Orleans, Monroe, Wayne, Livingston, Ontario, Chautauqua, Cattaraugus, Allegany, Niagara, in NY
VTEC# 6 (CON)
Issued: 09:00 PM
Updated: 02:26 AM
 
NY
Freeze Warning (View Text) expires 08:00 AM by BUF (JLA)
Jefferson, Lewis, in NY
VTEC# 2 (CON)
Issued: 09:00 PM
Updated: 02:26 AM
 
FL
Coastal Flood Statement (View Text) expires 11:00 AM by KEY (NB)
Monroe Middle Keys, in FL
VTEC# 23 (EXT)
Issued: 09:00 PM
Updated: 03:57 AM
 
NJ
Wind Advisory (View Text) expires 05:00 PM by PHI (Johnson)
Coastal Atlantic, Coastal Ocean, Atlantic Coastal Cape May, in NJ
VTEC# 10 (EXT)
Issued: 08:59 PM
Updated: 04:55 AM
 
DE
Wind Advisory (View Text) expires 05:00 PM by PHI (Johnson)
Delaware Beaches, in DE
VTEC# 10 (EXT)
Issued: 08:59 PM
Updated: 04:55 AM
 
AN
Gale Warning (View Text) expires 12:00 PM by PHI (Johnson)
Delaware Bay waters south of East Point NJ to Slaughter Beach DE, in AN
VTEC# 22 (EXT)
Issued: 08:56 PM
Updated: 04:52 AM
 
AN
FL
Coastal Flood Advisory (View Text) expires 07:00 PM by JAX ()
St. Johns, Flagler, in FL
VTEC# 4 (EXT)
Issued: 08:08 PM
Updated: 01:15 AM
 
AN
Small Craft Advisory (View Text) expires 05:00 PM by OKX (For more details, see th)
Long Island Sound West of New Haven CT/Port Jefferson NY, New York Harbor, Peconic and Gardiners Bays, South Shore Bays from Jones Inlet through Shinnecock Bay , in AN
VTEC# 92 (EXT)
Issued: 07:00 PM
Updated: 02:32 AM
 
AN
Small Craft Advisory (View Text) expires 07:00 PM by BOX ()
Narragansett Bay, in AN
VTEC# 89 (EXT)
Issued: 06:57 PM
Updated: 03:07 AM
 
AN
Small Craft Advisory (View Text) expires 07:00 PM by BOX ()
Boston Harbor, in AN
VTEC# 89 (EXT)
Issued: 06:57 PM
Updated: 03:07 AM
 
AN
Gale Warning (View Text) expires 09:00 PM by AKQ ()
James River from James River Bridge to Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel, in AN
VTEC# 16 (CON)
Issued: 06:00 PM
Updated: 05:53 AM
 
AN
Gale Warning (View Text) expires 12:00 PM by AKQ ()
James River from Jamestown to the James River Bridge, York River, in AN
VTEC# 16 (CON)
Issued: 06:00 PM
Updated: 05:53 AM
 
MD
Wind Advisory (View Text) expires 01:00 PM by LWX ()
Calvert, St. Marys, Anne Arundel, in MD
VTEC# 15 (CON)
Issued: 04:00 PM
Updated: 02:46 AM
 
DE
Coastal Flood Warning (View Text) expires 08:00 PM by PHI (Brudy)
Kent, Inland Sussex, Delaware Beaches, in DE
VTEC# 6 (CON)
Issued: 12:00 PM
Updated: 04:47 AM
 
AN
AN
Gale Warning (View Text) expires 09:00 AM by AKQ ()
Rappahannock River from Urbanna to Windmill Point, in AN
VTEC# 16 (CON)
Issued: 03:00 PM
Updated: 05:53 AM
 
AN
Small Craft Advisory (View Text) expires 05:00 AM by GYX ()
Coastal Waters from Cape Elizabeth, ME to Merrimack River, MA out 25 NM, Coastal Waters from Port Clyde, ME to Cape Elizabeth, ME out 25 NM, in AN
VTEC# 80 (EXT)
Issued: 02:26 PM
Updated: 02:02 AM
 
AN
Small Craft Advisory (View Text) expires 03:00 PM by GYX ()
Coastal Waters from Stonington, ME to Port Clyde, ME out 25 NM, in AN
VTEC# 80 (EXT)
Issued: 02:26 PM
Updated: 02:02 AM
 
MD
High Surf Advisory (View Text) expires 07:00 PM by AKQ ()
Maryland Beaches, in MD
VTEC# 10 (CON)
Issued: 01:00 PM
Updated: 03:38 AM
 
NJ
Coastal Flood Warning (View Text) expires 08:00 PM by PHI (Brudy)
Coastal Atlantic, Cape May, Ocean, Atlantic, Southeastern Burlington, Atlantic Coastal Cape May, Coastal Ocean, in NJ
VTEC# 6 (CON)
Issued: 12:00 PM
Updated: 04:47 AM
 
AN
Gale Warning (View Text) expires 05:00 AM by AKQ ()
Chesapeake Bay from Windmill Point to New Point Comfort VA, Chesapeake Bay from Smith Point to Windmill Point VA, in AN
VTEC# 16 (EXT)
Issued: 12:00 PM
Updated: 05:53 AM
 
MD
Wind Advisory (View Text) expires 07:00 PM by AKQ (For more information fro)
Inland Worcester, in MD
VTEC# 11 (CON)
Issued: 12:00 PM
Updated: 05:26 AM
 
MD
Coastal Flood Warning (View Text) expires 07:00 PM by AKQ ()
Maryland Beaches, Inland Worcester, in MD
VTEC# 8 (CON)
Issued: 11:00 AM
Updated: 03:38 AM
 
NJ
Coastal Flood Advisory (View Text) expires 08:00 PM by PHI (Johnson)
Eastern Monmouth, Western Monmouth, Middlesex, in NJ
VTEC# 45 (CON)
Issued: 11:00 AM
Updated: 04:47 AM
 
AK
High Surf Advisory (View Text) expires 07:00 PM by AFC ()
Kuskokwim Delta, Kuskokwim Delta, in AK
VTEC# 3 (CON)
Issued: 10:23 AM
Updated: 05:54 PM
 
FL
Coastal Flood Advisory (View Text) expires 11:00 AM by KEY ()
Monroe Upper Keys, Upper Keys in Monroe, in FL
VTEC# 6 (EXT)
Issued: 07:59 AM
Updated: 03:57 AM
 
PZ
Marine Dense Fog Advisory (View Text) expires 01:00 PM by PQR (For more information fro)
Columbia River Bar, in PZ
VTEC# 23 (EXT)
Issued: 07:00 AM
Updated: 04:09 AM
 
VA
Coastal Flood Advisory (View Text) expires 07:00 PM by AKQ ()
Westmoreland, Northumberland, in VA
VTEC# 18 (CON)
Issued: 03:00 AM
Updated: 03:38 AM
 
AN
Gale Warning (View Text) expires 07:00 AM by BOX ()
Vineyard Sound, Nantucket Sound, Buzzards Bay, in AN
VTEC# 34 (EXT)
Issued: 03:00 AM
Updated: 03:07 AM
 
AN
Gale Warning (View Text) expires 07:00 PM by BOX ()
Coastal waters from Provincetown MA to Chatham MA to Nantucket MA out 20 nm, in AN
VTEC# 34 (EXT)
Issued: 03:00 AM
Updated: 03:07 AM
 
AN
AN
Gale Warning (View Text) expires 07:00 AM by BOX ()
Rhode Island Sound, Block Island Sound, in AN
VTEC# 34 (CON)
Issued: 03:00 AM
Updated: 03:07 AM
 
AN
AN
AN
Gale Warning (View Text) expires 01:00 PM by LWX (DHOF)
Tidal Potomac from Key Bridge to Indian Head MD, Chesapeake Bay north of Pooles Island MD, Tidal Potomac from Indian Head to Cobb Island MD, in AN
VTEC# 30 (CON)
Issued: 02:11 AM
Updated: 11:50 PM
 
FL
Flood Warning (View Text) expires 01:00 PM by MLB ()
Brevard, in FL
VTEC# 9 (EXT)
Issued: 08:08 PM
Updated: 08:24 PM
 
AN
Gale Warning (View Text) expires 05:00 PM by OKX (For more details, see th)
Sandy Hook NJ to Fire Island Inlet NY out 20 nm, Fire Island Inlet NY to Moriches Inlet NY out 20 nm, Moriches Inlet NY to Montauk Point NY out 20 nm, in AN
VTEC# 22 (EXT)
Issued: 02:35 PM
Updated: 02:32 AM
 
FL
Coastal Flood Statement (View Text) expires 07:00 PM by MFL ()
Coastal Broward County, Coastal Palm Beach County, Coastal Miami Dade County, in FL
VTEC# 8 (CON)
Issued: 01:17 PM
Updated: 04:15 AM
 
LE
Small Craft Advisory (View Text) expires 07:00 AM by CLE (For more information fro)
Conneaut OH to Ripley NY, Willowick to Geneva-on-the Lake OH, Avon Point to Willowick OH, Geneva-on-the-Lake to Conneaut OH, Reno Beach to The Islands OH, Vermilion to Avon Point OH, The Islands to Vermilion OH, in LE
VTEC# 56 (CON)
Issued: 04:00 PM
Updated: 03:16 AM
 
NJ
High Surf Advisory (View Text) expires 11:00 PM by PHI (Johnson)
Coastal Atlantic, Eastern Monmouth, Atlantic Coastal Cape May, Coastal Ocean, in NJ
VTEC# 2 (CON)
Issued: 02:55 PM
Updated: 04:47 AM
 
DE
High Surf Advisory (View Text) expires 11:00 PM by PHI (Johnson)
Delaware Beaches, in DE
VTEC# 2 (CON)
Issued: 02:55 PM
Updated: 04:47 AM
 
DE
Rip Currents Statement (View Text) expires 11:00 PM by PHI (Johnson)
Delaware Beaches, in DE
VTEC# 8 (CON)
Issued: 05:00 AM
Updated: 04:47 AM
 
NJ
Rip Currents Statement (View Text) expires 11:00 PM by PHI (Johnson)
Coastal Ocean, Coastal Atlantic, Eastern Monmouth, Atlantic Coastal Cape May, in NJ
VTEC# 8 (CON)
Issued: 05:00 AM
Updated: 04:47 AM
 
VA
Beach Hazard Statement (View Text) expires 07:00 PM by AKQ ()
Northampton, Accomack, Virginia Beach, in VA
VTEC# 8 (CON)
Issued: 07:00 AM
Updated: 03:38 AM
 
MD
Beach Hazard Statement (View Text) expires 07:00 PM by AKQ ()
Maryland Beaches, in MD
VTEC# 8 (CON)
Issued: 07:00 PM
Updated: 03:38 AM
 
FL
Flood Warning (View Text) expires 08:10 PM by MLB ()
Seminole, in FL
VTEC# 8 (CON)
Issued: 09:45 AM
Updated: 08:10 PM
 
FL
Flood Warning (View Text) expires 08:05 PM by MLB (JS)
Volusia, Lake, in FL
VTEC# 7 (CON)
Issued: 09:32 AM
Updated: 08:05 PM
 
NC
Beach Hazard Statement (View Text) expires 07:00 PM by AKQ ()
Eastern Currituck, in NC
VTEC# 8 (CON)
Issued: 07:00 AM
Updated: 03:38 AM
 
FL
Flood Warning (View Text) expires 08:16 PM by MLB (CL)
Seminole, in FL
VTEC# 3 (CON)
Issued: 03:39 AM
Updated: 08:16 PM
 
FL
Flood Warning (View Text) expires 01:00 PM by TBW (TBW)
Sarasota, in FL
VTEC# 3 (EXT)
Issued: 02:23 AM
Updated: 03:14 PM
 
FL
Flood Warning (View Text) expires 06:20 PM by MLB ()
Osceola, in FL
VTEC# 6 (CON)
Issued: 01:59 AM
Updated: 06:20 PM
 
FL
Flood Warning (View Text) expires 06:17 PM by MLB ()
Seminole, in FL
VTEC# 5 (CON)
Issued: 01:49 AM
Updated: 06:17 PM
 
FL
Flood Warning (View Text) expires 07:00 AM by MFL (BAXTER)
Glades, in FL
VTEC# 2 (EXT)
Issued: 07:00 PM
Updated: 04:11 AM
 
FL
Flood Warning (View Text) expires 08:12 PM by TBW (TBW)
Hillsborough, in FL
VTEC# 12 (CON)
Issued: 02:38 PM
Updated: 07:38 PM
 
FL
Flood Warning (View Text) expires 08:00 AM by TBW (TBW)
Hillsborough, in FL
VTEC# 11 (EXT)
Issued: 07:18 AM
Updated: 07:38 PM
 
FL
Flood Warning (View Text) expires 07:38 PM by TBW (TBW)
DeSoto, in FL
VTEC# 9 (CON)
Issued: 07:00 PM
Updated: 07:38 PM
 
FL
Flood Warning (View Text) expires 07:38 PM by TBW (TBW)
Hardee, in FL
VTEC# 7 (CON)
Issued: 04:00 AM
Updated: 07:38 PM
 
FL
Flood Warning (View Text) expires 08:02 PM by MLB (Watson)
Lake, Volusia, in FL
VTEC# 1 (CON)
Issued: 02:06 PM
Updated: 08:02 PM
 
FL
Flood Warning (View Text) expires 07:38 PM by TBW (TBW)
DeSoto, in FL
VTEC# 6 (CON)
Issued: 01:00 PM
Updated: 07:38 PM
 
FL
Flood Warning (View Text) expires 07:38 PM by TBW (TBW)
Polk, in FL
VTEC# 4 (CON)
Issued: 07:00 PM
Updated: 07:38 PM
 
FL
Flood Warning (View Text) expires 07:38 PM by TBW (TBW)
Sarasota, in FL
VTEC# 5 (CON)
Issued: 05:45 AM
Updated: 07:38 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.