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storm warning

a showing of storm signals.
Meteorology. a National Weather Service warning of winds having speeds of 48 knots (55 mph, 25 m/sec) or greater.
Compare hurricane warning, warning (def 3).
any sign of approaching trouble:
The troops on the border were a storm warning, and we prepared for war. His angry look was a storm warning.
Origin of storm warning
1865-70 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for storm warning
  • One of the square flags warns mariners that a storm warning has been posted.
  • When one of these red flags are hanging, that warns mariners that a storm warning has been posted.
  • The funds will be used to purchase a storm warning siren and turn out gear for the volunteer fire department.
British Dictionary definitions for storm warning

storm warning

a pattern of lights, flags, etc, displayed at certain ports as a warning to shipping of an approaching storm
an announcement on radio or television of an approaching storm
any warning of approaching danger or trouble
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