Posted in June 2012

If You Can’t Beat Them…

If You Can’t Beat Them…

Have you seen this crazy video?  It’s of a wedding in Kansas a few weeks ago.  As the wedding progresses, a tornado appears in the distance.  One of the fortunate things about living in Kansas is that you can see for miles thanks to the topography.  Once it’s apparent the tornado isn’t going to affect … Continue reading

Making Tornado Sirens Better

Making Tornado Sirens Better

You would think that any device used to inform people of an impending tornado would be a good thing.  However, that’s not necessarily the case with tornado sirens.  There is a major on-going debate about the use of sirens and how effective they really are. First of all, you should understand the purpose of a … Continue reading

Tornado Warning False Alarms

Tornado Warning False Alarms

Here’s a scenario:  The National Weather Service is watching a storm develop on radar.  Doppler velocity data shows the storm is rotating and the rotation is strengthening.  A Tornado Warning is issued for the storm and the bulletin goes out to the media, weather radio, county officials (who sound the sirens) and social media.  People … Continue reading