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.