The key to saving lives is being aware and prepared. The first step
in being aware and prepared is to know the difference between a tornado warning
and a tornado watch.
watch means that conditions are favorable
for tornadoes to form. The conditions are determined by local and national
When a tornado
watch has been issued, you should turn on
your local television or radio station. If outside, stay aware of approaching,
threatening clouds. If you hear thunder, then the storm is near enough for
you to move inside and listen to further news broadcasts.
|A tornado warning means that a tornado has been sighted locally or Doppler
radar picked up large scale rotations where tornadoes are likely to form. Visit the Safety Page for details on what do to if a warning has been issued.
Yes! Meteorologists are scientists that studies, understands,
observes, or forecasts the Earth's phenomenon of weather. Meteorologists can also be
called atmospheric scientists. We commonly think of meteorologists as the
weatherman; yet there is much more to the field. For example, meteorology is
needed in fields such as severe storms forecaster, bioclimatologists, air traffic
controller assistant, national laboratory researcher, hydrological engineer,
agriculturalist, teacher, radio propagation researcher, paleoclimatology, and many more.
If you study geology, it is very helpful to have knowledge of weather in the fields
of sedimentology, paleogeology, and hydrology. Weather enthusiasts contribute to
science of meteorology by being storm spotters or tornado chasers.