Warnings Valid at: 23 Jan 2022 01:57 AM CDT
GA
Freeze Warning (View Text) expires 09:00 AM by JAX ()
Wayne, Atkinson, Pierce, Brantley, Inland Glynn, Coastal Glynn, Echols, Clinch, Inland Camden, Coastal Camden, Coffee, Jeff Davis, Bacon, Appling, in GA
VTEC# 4 (CON)
Issued: 01:00 AM
Updated: 01:28 AM
 
IN
Winter Weather Advisory (View Text) expires 01:00 PM by IWX ()
De Kalb, Noble, Elkhart, St. Joseph, Blackford, Grant, Adams, Wells, Huntington, Wabash, Miami, Cass, White, Allen, Whitley, Kosciusko, Fulton, Marshall, Pulaski, Starke, Jay, in IN
VTEC# 6 (CON)
Issued: 01:00 AM
Updated: 11:14 PM
 
OH
Winter Weather Advisory (View Text) expires 01:00 PM by IWX ()
Defiance, Paulding, Putnam, Van Wert, Allen, in OH
VTEC# 6 (CON)
Issued: 01:00 AM
Updated: 11:14 PM
 
MN
NY
Winter Weather Advisory (View Text) expires 01:00 PM by BUF (Reynolds)
Oswego, Lewis, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, in NY
VTEC# 7 (CON)
Issued: 10:00 PM
Updated: 01:11 AM
 
IN
Winter Weather Advisory (View Text) expires 01:00 PM by IWX ()
Lagrange, Steuben, in IN
VTEC# 6 (EXA)
Issued: 01:00 AM
Updated: 11:14 PM
 
MI
Winter Weather Advisory (View Text) expires 01:00 PM by IWX ()
Cass, St. Joseph, in MI
VTEC# 6 (EXA)
Issued: 01:00 AM
Updated: 11:14 PM
 
OH
Winter Weather Advisory (View Text) expires 07:00 PM by CLE (For more information fro)
Holmes, Stark, Wayne, Lake, Ashtabula Inland, Ashtabula Lakeshore, in OH
VTEC# 9 (CON)
Issued: 12:00 AM
Updated: 09:17 PM
 
OH
Winter Weather Advisory (View Text) expires 01:00 PM by IWX ()
Williams, Fulton, Henry, in OH
VTEC# 6 (EXA)
Issued: 01:00 AM
Updated: 11:14 PM
 
IN
Winter Weather Advisory (View Text) expires 06:00 PM by IWX ()
La Porte, in IN
VTEC# 6 (CON)
Issued: 01:00 AM
Updated: 11:14 PM
 
OH
Winter Weather Advisory (View Text) expires 04:00 PM by CLE (For more information fro)
Knox, Morrow, Marion, Ashland, Richland, Crawford, Wyandot, Hancock, in OH
VTEC# 9 (CON)
Issued: 01:00 AM
Updated: 09:17 PM
 
OR
CA
Air Stagnation Advisory (View Text) expires 07:00 AM by MFR (Visit us at https://www.)
Western Siskiyou County, Modoc County, Northeast Siskiyou and Northwest Modoc Counties, South Central Siskiyou County, Central Siskiyou County, in CA
VTEC# 2 (CON)
Issued: 01:00 AM
Updated: 04:30 PM
 
ND
Wind Chill Advisory (View Text) expires 01:00 PM by FGF ()
Benson, Eddy, Griggs, Steele, Traill, Barnes, Cass, Ransom, Sargent, Richland, Western Walsh County, Grand Forks, Nelson, Eastern Walsh County, Ramsey, Pembina, Cavalier, Towner, in ND
VTEC# 9 (NEW)
Issued: 10:00 PM
Updated: 03:49 PM
 
OR
Air Stagnation Advisory (View Text) expires 01:00 PM by BOI ()
Harney County, in OR
VTEC# 2 (CON)
Issued: 01:00 AM
Updated: 03:46 PM
 
AN
Small Craft Advisory (View Text) expires 10:00 AM by BOX (Frank)
Massachusetts Bay and Ipswich Bay, in AN
VTEC# 12 (NEW)
Issued: 01:00 AM
Updated: 09:26 PM
 
MI
Winter Weather Advisory (View Text) expires 01:00 PM by IWX ()
Berrien, in MI
VTEC# 6 (CON)
Issued: 01:00 AM
Updated: 11:14 PM
 
FL
Freeze Warning (View Text) expires 09:00 AM by JAX ()
Hamilton, Suwannee, Baker, Nassau, Union, Bradford, Gilchrist, in FL
VTEC# 4 (CON)
Issued: 01:00 AM
Updated: 01:28 AM
 
GU
High Surf Advisory (View Text) expires 03:00 AM by GUM (Ziobro)
Saipan, Tinian, Rota, Guam, in GU
VTEC# 3 (NEW)
Issued: 12:00 AM
Updated: 11:41 PM
 
PA
Winter Weather Advisory (View Text) expires 07:00 PM by CLE (For more information fro)
Southern Erie, Northern Erie, in PA
VTEC# 9 (CON)
Issued: 12:00 AM
Updated: 09:17 PM
 
IN
Winter Weather Advisory (View Text) expires 06:00 PM by LOT ()
Porter, Lake, in IN
VTEC# 4 (CON)
Issued: 12:00 AM
Updated: 10:45 PM
 
MI
Winter Weather Advisory (View Text) expires 09:00 AM by GRR (www.weather.gov/grr)
Kalamazoo, in MI
VTEC# 7 (EXA)
Issued: 12:00 AM
Updated: 11:18 PM
 
MI
Winter Weather Advisory (View Text) expires 09:00 AM by GRR (www.weather.gov/grr)
Allegan, Van Buren, in MI
VTEC# 7 (CON)
Issued: 12:00 AM
Updated: 11:18 PM
 
IL
Winter Weather Advisory (View Text) expires 10:00 AM by LOT ()
Kankakee, Lake, DuPage, in IL
VTEC# 4 (CON)
Issued: 10:00 PM
Updated: 10:45 PM
 
IN
Winter Weather Advisory (View Text) expires 10:00 AM by LOT ()
Newton, Jasper, in IN
VTEC# 4 (CON)
Issued: 12:00 AM
Updated: 10:45 PM
 
LA
Hard Freeze Warning (View Text) expires 09:00 AM by LCH ()
Jefferson Davis, Acadia, Lafayette, Upper St. Martin, Beauregard, Allen, Avoyelles, Vermilion, Iberia, St. Mary, Lower St. Martin, Vernon, Evangeline, St. Landry, Calcasieu, Rapides, in LA
VTEC# 4 (CON)
Issued: 11:00 PM
Updated: 10:02 PM
 
TX
Hard Freeze Warning (View Text) expires 09:00 AM by LCH ()
Southern Newton, Southern Jasper, Northern Newton, Northern Jasper, in TX
VTEC# 4 (CON)
Issued: 11:00 PM
Updated: 10:02 PM
 
MS
Hard Freeze Warning (View Text) expires 10:00 AM by LIX (95/DM)
Pearl River, Harrison, Jackson, Hancock, Wilkinson, Amite, Pike, Walthall, in MS
VTEC# 4 (EXT)
Issued: 10:14 PM
Updated: 10:14 PM
 
LA
LA
Freeze Warning (View Text) expires 10:00 AM by LIX (95/DM)
St. Charles, Upper Jefferson, Upper Plaquemines, Upper St. Bernard, Lower Terrebonne, Lower Lafourche, Lower Jefferson, Lower Plaquemines, Lower St. Bernard, in LA
VTEC# 4 (EXT)
Issued: 10:14 PM
Updated: 10:14 PM
 
NY
Winter Weather Advisory (View Text) expires 10:00 AM by BUF (Hitchcock)
Southern Erie, Wyoming, in NY
VTEC# 7 (CON)
Issued: 10:00 PM
Updated: 01:11 AM
 
IL
Winter Weather Advisory (View Text) expires 07:00 AM by LOT ()
Winnebago, Grundy, Kendall, La Salle, Kane, De Kalb, Lee, Ogle, McHenry, Boone, in IL
VTEC# 4 (CON)
Issued: 10:00 PM
Updated: 10:45 PM
 
MN
NY
Lake Effect Snow Warning (View Text) expires 01:00 PM by BUF (Reynolds)
Jefferson, in NY
VTEC# 3 (CON)
Issued: 10:00 PM
Updated: 01:11 AM
 
IL
Winter Weather Advisory (View Text) expires 07:00 AM by DVN (www.weather.gov/dvn)
Jo Daviess, Carroll, Whiteside, Henry, Rock Island, Bureau, Putnam, Stephenson, in IL
VTEC# 4 (CON)
Issued: 09:00 PM
Updated: 09:43 PM
 
WI
Winter Weather Advisory (View Text) expires 04:00 AM by MKX ()
Sauk, Dane, Rock, in WI
VTEC# 3 (EXA)
Issued: 09:00 PM
Updated: 08:59 PM
 
WI
Winter Weather Advisory (View Text) expires 04:00 AM by MKX ()
Lafayette, Green, Iowa, in WI
VTEC# 3 (CON)
Issued: 09:00 PM
Updated: 08:59 PM
 
IA
Winter Weather Advisory (View Text) expires 07:00 AM by DVN (www.weather.gov/dvn)
Jones, Jackson, Clinton, Dubuque, Cedar, Scott, in IA
VTEC# 4 (CON)
Issued: 09:00 PM
Updated: 09:43 PM
 
CA
Wind Advisory (View Text) expires 05:00 PM by SGX (Maxwell)
San Bernardino and Riverside County Valleys -The Inland Empire, Santa Ana Mountains and Foothills, in CA
VTEC# 4 (CON)
Issued: 09:00 PM
Updated: 12:45 AM
 
IA
Winter Weather Advisory (View Text) expires 04:00 AM by ARX (KDS)
Floyd, Winneshiek, Allamakee, Chickasaw, Fayette, Clayton, Mitchell, Howard, in IA
VTEC# 5 (CON)
Issued: 07:00 PM
Updated: 11:42 PM
 
LS
Small Craft Advisory (View Text) expires 07:00 PM by MQT ()
Marquette to Munising MI, Huron Islands to Marquette MI, in LS
VTEC# 12 (CON)
Issued: 07:00 PM
Updated: 09:40 PM
 
LO
Small Craft Advisory (View Text) expires 07:00 PM by BUF (Reynolds)
Hamlin Beach to Sodus Bay NY, Sodus Bay to Mexico Bay NY, in LO
VTEC# 11 (CON)
Issued: 07:00 PM
Updated: 09:50 PM
 
IA
Winter Weather Advisory (View Text) expires 05:00 AM by DVN (www.weather.gov/dvn)
Benton, Linn, Buchanan, Delaware, in IA
VTEC# 4 (CON)
Issued: 07:00 PM
Updated: 09:43 PM
 
IA
Winter Weather Advisory (View Text) expires 04:00 AM by DMX (For more information fro)
Black Hawk, Butler, Bremer, in IA
VTEC# 4 (CON)
Issued: 07:00 PM
Updated: 12:54 AM
 
MN
Winter Weather Advisory (View Text) expires 04:00 AM by ARX ()
Olmsted, Mower, Fillmore, Dodge, Houston, in MN
VTEC# 5 (CON)
Issued: 07:00 PM
Updated: 11:42 PM
 
WI
Winter Weather Advisory (View Text) expires 04:00 AM by ARX ()
Richland, Grant, Crawford, Vernon, in WI
VTEC# 5 (CON)
Issued: 07:00 PM
Updated: 11:42 PM
 
LS
Small Craft Advisory (View Text) expires 01:00 AM by MQT ()
Grand Marais to Whitefish Point MI, Munising to Grand Marais MI, in LS
VTEC# 12 (CON)
Issued: 07:00 PM
Updated: 09:40 PM
 
LO
Small Craft Advisory (View Text) expires 01:00 PM by BUF (Reynolds)
Mexico Bay NY to the St. Lawrence River, in LO
VTEC# 11 (CON)
Issued: 07:00 PM
Updated: 09:50 PM
 
CA
PZ
WA
Freezing Fog Advisory (View Text) expires 04:00 PM by PDT (For more information fro)
Lower Columbia Basin of Washington, Foothills of the Blue Mountains of Washington, in WA
VTEC# 8 (CON)
Issued: 04:37 PM
Updated: 10:58 PM
 
OR
Freezing Fog Advisory (View Text) expires 04:00 PM by PDT (For more information fro)
Foothills of the Northern Blue Mountains of Oregon, Lower Columbia Basin of Oregon, in OR
VTEC# 8 (CON)
Issued: 04:37 PM
Updated: 10:58 PM
 
LE
Small Craft Advisory (View Text) expires 07:00 AM by BUF (Hitchcock)
Upper Niagara River and Buffalo Harbor, in LE
VTEC# 11 (CON)
Issued: 04:00 PM
Updated: 09:50 PM
 
AN
AN
Small Craft Advisory (View Text) expires 05:00 AM by BOX ()
Coastal waters east of Ipswich Bay and the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary, in AN
VTEC# 11 (CON)
Issued: 03:20 PM
Updated: 09:26 PM
 
CA
Wind Advisory (View Text) expires 01:00 PM by STO ()
West Slope Northern Sierra Nevada, Western Plumas County/Lassen Park, in CA
VTEC# 3 (EXB)
Issued: 03:05 PM
Updated: 03:05 PM
 
AM
Small Craft Advisory (View Text) expires 07:00 PM by MHX ()
Coastal waters from Cape Hatteras to Ocracoke Inlet NC out 20 nm, Coastal waters from Oregon Inlet to Cape Hatteras NC out 20 nm, in AM
VTEC# 8 (EXB)
Issued: 03:00 PM
Updated: 02:24 PM
 
AM
Small Craft Advisory (View Text) expires 04:00 AM by MLB ()
Sebastian Inlet to Jupiter Inlet 0-20 nm, Sebastian Inlet to Jupiter Inlet 20-60 nm, Volusia-Brevard County Line to Sebastian Inlet 20-60 nm, in AM
VTEC# 7 (EXT)
Issued: 04:00 AM
Updated: 02:50 PM
 
AM
LE
Small Craft Advisory (View Text) expires 10:00 AM by CLE (For more information fro)
Conneaut OH to Ripley NY, Geneva-on-the-Lake to Conneaut OH, Willowick to Geneva-on-the Lake OH, in LE
VTEC# 7 (CON)
Issued: 01:00 PM
Updated: 09:52 PM
 
LO
Small Craft Advisory (View Text) expires 10:00 AM by BUF (Reynolds)
Niagara River to Hamlin Beach NY, in LO
VTEC# 11 (CON)
Issued: 01:00 PM
Updated: 09:50 PM
 
LE
Small Craft Advisory (View Text) expires 10:00 AM by BUF (Reynolds)
Ripley to Dunkirk NY, Dunkirk to Buffalo NY, in LE
VTEC# 11 (CON)
Issued: 01:00 PM
Updated: 09:50 PM
 
LA
Flood Warning (View Text) expires 01:00 PM by LCH ()
Calcasieu, in LA
VTEC# 3 (CON)
Issued: 11:44 AM
Updated: 07:35 PM
 
LS
Small Craft Advisory (View Text) expires 05:00 AM by DLH ()
Taconite Harbor to Silver Bay Harbor MN, Grand Marais to Taconite Harbor MN, Grand Portage to Grand Marais MN, in LS
VTEC# 15 (CON)
Issued: 11:07 AM
Updated: 10:42 PM
 
AM
LM
Small Craft Advisory (View Text) expires 07:00 AM by GRR ()
Holland to Grand Haven MI, St Joseph to South Haven MI, South Haven to Holland MI, Whitehall to Pentwater MI, Pentwater to Manistee MI, Grand Haven to Whitehall MI, in LM
VTEC# 11 (CON)
Issued: 10:06 AM
Updated: 10:25 PM
 
AN
Small Craft Advisory (View Text) expires 10:00 AM by AKQ ()
Coastal Waters from Cape Charles Light to Virginia-North Carolina border out to 20 nm, in AN
VTEC# 11 (CON)
Issued: 09:56 AM
Updated: 12:54 AM
 
AN
Small Craft Advisory (View Text) expires 01:00 PM by AKQ ()
Coastal waters from NC VA border to Currituck Beach Light NC out 20 nm, in AN
VTEC# 11 (CON)
Issued: 09:56 AM
Updated: 12:54 AM
 
AK
Flood Advisory (View Text) expires 01:00 PM by AJK (JWA)
Glacier Bay, in AK
VTEC# 3 (CON)
Issued: 08:58 AM
Updated: 10:51 PM
 
WA
Dense Fog Advisory (View Text) expires 04:00 PM by OTX (CD)
Upper Columbia Basin, Moses Lake Area, Spokane Area, Wenatchee Area, Waterville Plateau, Okanogan Valley, in WA
VTEC# 7 (CON)
Issued: 05:55 AM
Updated: 12:36 AM
 
AM
Small Craft Advisory (View Text) expires 09:00 AM by MLB ()
Volusia-Brevard County Line to Sebastian Inlet 0-20 nm, Flagler Beach to Volusia-Brevard County Line 0-20 NM, in AM
VTEC# 7 (CON)
Issued: 10:00 PM
Updated: 02:50 PM
 
GM
FL
Beach Hazard Statement (View Text) expires 04:00 AM by MLB ()
Indian River, Northern Brevard County, Coastal Volusia County, Martin, St. Lucie, Southern Brevard County, in FL
VTEC# 2 (NEW)
Issued: 03:01 AM
Updated: 03:01 AM
 
AK
Winter Weather Advisory (View Text) expires 10:00 AM by AFG ()
Lower Koyukuk and Middle Yukon Valleys, Upper Kuskokwim Valley, in AK
VTEC# 12 (CON)
Issued: 04:00 PM
Updated: 05:57 PM
 
AM
Small Craft Advisory (View Text) expires 09:00 PM by MLB ()
Flagler Beach to Volusia-Brevard County Line 20-60 nm, in AM
VTEC# 7 (EXT)
Issued: 10:00 PM
Updated: 02:50 PM
 
HI
High Surf Warning (View Text) expires 11:00 AM by HFO (Gibbs)
Kohala, Kona, Kauai Leeward, Niihau, Maui Windward West, Oahu North Shore, Waianae Coast, in HI
VTEC# 3 (CON)
Issued: 08:48 AM
Updated: 10:08 PM
 
PH
AM
AM
Small Craft Advisory (View Text) expires 07:00 PM by JAX ()
Waters from St. Augustine to Flagler Beach FL from 20 to 60 NM, Waters from Fernandina Beach to St. Augustine FL from 20 to 60 NM, in AM
VTEC# 8 (CON)
Issued: 12:00 PM
Updated: 08:55 PM
 
TN
Flood Advisory (View Text) expires 11:34 PM by OHX (27)
Davidson, in TN
VTEC# 30 (CON)
Issued: 12:26 PM
Updated: 11:34 PM
 
MS
Flood Warning (View Text) expires 07:00 PM by JAN (2)
Neshoba, in MS
VTEC# 2 (EXT)
Issued: 07:00 AM
Updated: 08:01 PM
 
AK
Winter Weather Advisory (View Text) expires 04:00 AM by AJK (http://www.weather.gov/j)
Taiya Inlet and Klondike Highway, in AK
VTEC# 7 (CON)
Issued: 07:00 AM
Updated: 09:45 PM
 
LS
KY
Flood Advisory (View Text) expires 12:34 PM by LMK (CSG)
Muhlenberg, Ohio, Butler, in KY
VTEC# 37 (CON)
Issued: 10:29 PM
Updated: 12:34 PM
 
PM
Small Craft Advisory (View Text) expires 03:00 AM by GUM (Stanko)
Tinian Coastal Waters, Guam Coastal Waters, Rota Coastal Waters, Saipan Coastal Waters, in PM
VTEC# 3 (CON)
Issued: 03:47 PM
Updated: 01:11 PM
 
TN
Flood Advisory (View Text) expires 07:00 AM by OHX (Rose)
Humphreys, in TN
VTEC# 29 (CON)
Issued: 01:02 PM
Updated: 01:33 AM
 
TN
Flood Advisory (View Text) expires 02:32 PM by OHX (Rose)
Perry, Decatur, Hardin, Wayne, in TN
VTEC# 25 (CON)
Issued: 12:55 PM
Updated: 02:32 PM
 
AN
Small Craft Advisory (View Text) expires 07:00 AM by AKQ ()
Coastal waters from Parramore Island to Cape Charles Light VA out 20 nm, in AN
VTEC# 11 (CON)
Issued: 07:31 AM
Updated: 12:54 AM
 
AN
Small Craft Advisory (View Text) expires 04:00 AM by AKQ ()
Coastal waters from Fenwick Island DE to Chincoteague VA out 20 nm, Coastal waters from Chincoteague to Parramore Island VA out 20 nm, in AN
VTEC# 11 (CON)
Issued: 07:31 AM
Updated: 12:54 AM
 
GU
Rip Currents Statement (View Text) expires 03:00 AM by GUM (Doll)
Tinian, Guam, Rota, Saipan, in GU
VTEC# 3 (CON)
Issued: 02:56 AM
Updated: 11:41 PM
 
AL
Flood Warning (View Text) expires 02:20 AM by MOB ()
Clarke, Washington, in AL
VTEC# 2 (EXT)
Issued: 04:36 PM
Updated: 10:14 PM
 
AN
Small Craft Advisory (View Text) expires 04:00 AM by PHI ()
Coastal waters from Great Egg Inlet to Cape May NJ out 20 nm, Coastal waters from Cape May NJ to Cape Henlopen DE out 20 nm, in AN
VTEC# 11 (EXT)
Issued: 07:00 AM
Updated: 10:43 PM
 
AN
Small Craft Advisory (View Text) expires 04:00 AM by PHI ()
Coastal waters from Cape Henlopen to Fenwick Island DE out 20 nm, in AN
VTEC# 11 (CON)
Issued: 07:00 AM
Updated: 10:43 PM
 
TX
Rip Currents Statement (View Text) expires 07:00 AM by BRO ()
Coastal Willacy, Coastal Cameron, in TX
VTEC# 7 (EXT)
Issued: 05:16 AM
Updated: 03:33 PM
 
AL
Flood Warning (View Text) expires 09:00 PM by MOB ()
Washington, Clarke, Choctaw, in AL
VTEC# 1 (EXT)
Issued: 11:21 PM
Updated: 10:13 PM
 
PR
Rip Currents Statement (View Text) expires 05:00 AM by JSJ ()
Northwest, Culebra, Northeast, San Juan and Vicinity, North Central, in PR
VTEC# 4 (CON)
Issued: 05:00 PM
Updated: 08:31 PM
 
VI
Rip Currents Statement (View Text) expires 05:00 AM by JSJ ()
St Croix, in VI
VTEC# 4 (CON)
Issued: 05:00 PM
Updated: 08:31 PM
 
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
 
AR
Flood Warning (View Text) expires 07:00 PM by LZK (44)
Arkansas, Monroe, in AR
VTEC# 6 (CON)
Issued: 02:00 PM
Updated: 07:59 PM
 
AR
Flood Warning (View Text) expires 07:59 PM by LZK (DTC)
Jackson, Woodruff, in AR
VTEC# 3 (CON)
Issued: 12:01 PM
Updated: 07:59 PM
 
AR
Flood Warning (View Text) expires 07:00 PM by LZK (DTC)
White, Woodruff, in AR
VTEC# 4 (CON)
Issued: 03:43 PM
Updated: 07:59 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.