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.
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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