Monday, April 22, 2013

Tornado watch vs Tornado warning

I have always been confused by the difference between a tornado warning and a tornado watch.  I can argue the definitions both ways so I can never remember what they are. 

Tornado watch definition 1: Hey watch that tornado go by.
Tornado watch definition 2: You might want to watch just in case you might see a tornado today.

Tornado warning definition 1: Warning! Danger! Tornado!
Tornado warning definition 2: Just to warn you, there might be a tornado today.

See my dilemma? This is very concerning to me when I hear the radio announce one or the other because I can never remember what they mean.  Do I just keep driving or do I immediately run for cover?  Do I panic or just go about my day? 

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