Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Forecasting Saves Lives--If You Listen

An interesting news article about the tornadoes in the mid-west earlier this week. Thanks to accurate forecasts, many lives were saved. But it wasn't the forecast itself that saved lives, it was people who decided to seek shelter when they heard the warnings.

Forecasts, warnings spared lives from tornadoes

Midwest tornadoes
Path of a EF-4 tornado through Washington, Illinois (photo Charles Rex Arbogast).

Storm reports from the National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center indicates 85 tornado reports and hundreds of other damaging weather reports. Click Here for more info. (Note: these reports are preliminary)
131117_rpts Filtered Reports Graphic

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