’UNSURVIVABLE!’ New tornado warnings aim to scare →
Andy Bailey, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service office in Pleasant Hill, Mo., said it might look something like this: “THIS IS AN EXTREMELY DANGEROUS TORNADO WITH COMPLETE DEVASTATION LIKELY. … SEEK SHELTER NOW! … MOBILE HOMES AND OUTBUILDINGS WILL OFFER NO SHELTER FROM THIS TORNADO — ABANDON THEM IMMEDIATELY.”
This looks to me to be a lot like the whole Tornado Emergency debate (best explained by Patrick Marsh). Something like this could work well in theory, but there would still be false alarms and it would lose its significance over time. That is the same argument that they have against using a regular tornado warning. It is the same problem that we currently have with Tornado Emergencies.
I would be interested to hear what other people (and meteorologists) think about this.
(via Amanda Granroth)