Tornado Watch vs. Tornado Warning…Do you Know the Difference?

Rainy Day
A rainy day Belmont University in Nashville, Tenn. September 26, 2016.

With the severe weather season underway, now is a good time to go over the difference

between tornado and severe thunderstorm watches and warnings. A WATCH means that the

conditions exists for the development of severe thunderstorms or tornadoes, depending upon

the specific type of watch issued.

A WARNING means that a severe thunderstorm or a tornado has developed and is

threatening a certain area or region.

At this time anyone close to the tornado or severe storm area should move to a storm shelter or

other location of safety away from windows.  Stay in your safe location until you receive an all

clear from a local weather station.  Try to take a battery operated radio with you to listen for

updates while you are in your safe location.