what does severe weather watch 86 mean?

I was looking up the weather for where I live and it said theres a big storm coming and it said 'watch 86' what does it mean by that?

Update:

I live in Illinois

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago
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    The number means the number of the watch box. It means that is it the 86th watch issued.

    Source(s): Storm spotter/chaser
  • 9 years ago

    It is the 86th Severe Thunderstorm or Tornado watch issued this year by the Storm Prediction Center.

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    I have 86 to. Do you live in Wisconsin because I do.

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