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using RAISERROR in SQL Server query

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I'm using SQL Server 2008

I was looking at the RAISERROR documentation on this page:
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sql/t-sql/language-elements/raiserror-transact-sql?view=sql-server-2017

So the syntax is this:

syntax
the first part is string message, then severity, then state

Then towards the bottom of the page it has this example with severity of 10 and state of 1:

example
What does a severity of 10 mean?
What does a severity of 16 mean?
What does a state of 1 mean?
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I saw this chart on severity levels in the book sql server 2008 bible in the image link below.

Right now when I set the severity level to 16 the error message displays in a window with ok button, if I press ok button the stored procedure doesn’t finish and exits.

So if I set the severity level to something other than 16 is there way that the message still displays (as more of a reminder), then if I press ok on the button in the window then I want the rest of the stored procedure to finish running?
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