Tornado Watch and Warning Differences
As county staff is briefed this week on the logistics of our three-day emergency exercise next week, we want to continue our conversation about tornadoes.
We previously described how to recognize tornado danger signs, especially if you do not have access to a source of information such as social media, weather radio or television.
If you do have access to information, the National Weather Service will issue tornado watches and/or warnings. What’s the difference?
Tornado Watch – Conditions are favorable for a tornado and that tornadoes are possible.
Tornado Warning – A tornado has been sighted or has been indicated by National Weather Service Doppler radar and might be headed your way. When a warning is issued, take cover immediately.
Here’s a video from the National Weather Service with more details (and to learn how watches and warnings are made):