A warning issued by the NWS for a local weather hazard of relatively short duration. Short-fuse warnings include tornado warnings, severe thunderstorm warnings, and flash flood warnings. Tornado and severe thunderstorm warnings typically are issued for periods of an hour or less, flash flood warnings typically for three hours or less.
Meaning of SHORT-FUSE WARNING in English
Weather and meteorology English vocabulary. Английский словарь погоды и метеорологии . 2012