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  Tornado warning - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In the United States, local offices of the National Weather Service issue warnings for tornadoes and severe thunderstorms on a per-county basis, narrowing down to parts of counties in many cases, and usually with a narrower pathcast of where the tornado(s) is expected to track within the area is mentioned in the warning message.
Tornado warnings are generated via computer then disseminated through various communication routes accessed by the media and various agencies, on the internet, to NOAA satellites, and on NOAA Weather Radio.
A warning should not be confused with a tornado watch (issued by a national guidance center, the Storm Prediction Center) which only indicates that conditions are favorable for the formation of tornadoes.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Tornado_warning   (566 words)

 Encyclopedia :: encyclopedia : Tornado   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
A tornado is a violent windstorm characterized by a twisting, funnel-shaped cloud.
Tornadoes do occur throughout the world as well; the most tornado-prone region of the world, as measured by number of reported tornadoes per unit area, is the United Kingdom, especially England Australia, New Zealand, Bangladesh and portions of Uruguay also have pockets of strong tornadic activity.
Warnings are also carried on radio and television, and most communities have civil defense sirens that will activate when severe weather is believed to be approaching.
www.hallencyclopedia.com /Tornado   (1944 words)

 Severe weather terminology (United States) - Facts, Information, and Encyclopedia Reference article
Tornado is indicated by radar or sighted by storm spotters.
A warning that sustained winds within the range of 34 to 63 kt (39 to 73 mph or 63 to 117 km/h) associated with a tropical cyclone are expected in a specified coastal area within 24 hours or less.
Tornado warning - Strong rotation in a thunderstorm is indicated by Doppler radar or a tornado is sighted by skywarn spotters.
www.startsurfing.com /encyclopedia/s/e/v/Severe_weather_terminology.html   (3801 words)

 Tornado Warning
The exact mechanisms that cause a tornado to form are still not fully understood, but the funnels are always associated with violent motions in the atmosphere, including strong updrafts and the passage of fronts.
Damage to property hit by a tornado results both from these winds and from the extremely reduced pressure in the center of the funnel, which causes structures to explode when they are not sufficiently ventilated to adjust rapidly to the pressure difference.
Tornadoes are most common and strongest in temperate latitudes, and in the U.S. they tend to form most frequently in the early spring; the tornado season shifts toward later months with increasing latitude.
www.itlnet.net /Tornado   (456 words)

 My Cabinet of Distractions: Tornado Warning #395.
When I arrived at the house, my friend was standing in front of her television and said, "There's a tornado warning." That last word, coming in instead of "watch," made everything different for me until I could confirm that the warning was in another county.
A tornado warning means that someone has spotted a tornado--it's in play and is being tracked and could be coming your way.
In a tornado warning, one goes into a basement or, if there is no basement, into an interior space with no windows; the goal is to get as low and as centrally located and windowless as possible.
memorychick.blogspot.com /2006/05/tornado-warning-395.html   (1947 words)

 Tornado, Storm Info, Fire Dept, City of Longmont   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
A tornado watch means that weather conditions will support the formation of a tornado and a tornado may occur in your area.
A tornado warning means that a tornado has actually been sighted or has been indicated by radar and may strike your vicinity.
A tornado watch means that conditions are right for a tornado to develop; a tornado warning means that a tornado has been sighted and people in the affected area should seek shelter immediately.
www.ci.longmont.co.us /fire/storm_info/tornados.htm   (1148 words)

 American Red Cross- Tornado   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
A tornado is a violently rotating column of air extending from a thunderstorm to the ground.
Tornadoes are associated with a powerful updraft, so rain does not fall in or next to a tornado.
Air pressure differences in a tornado are not strong enough to cause a house to explode; houses are damaged by the violent winds associated with a tornado and from the debris blown at high velocities by tornado winds.
www.redcross.org /services/disaster/keepsafe/tornado.html   (3784 words)

A tornado is defined as a violently rotating column of air extending from a thunderstorm to the ground.
Tornadoes in the winter and early spring are associated with strong frontal systems that form in Texas and Oklahoma and move eastward toward Caddo-Bossier area.
Tornadoes are most common to the right and ahead of the path of the storm center as it comes onshore.
www.ohsep.louisiana.gov /factsheets/WHATTODOINATORNADO.htm   (1213 words)

 Weather, Storm Chaser, and Tornado News Page
Tornadoes in Iowa on Saturday Nov. 12th caused damage in Woodward Iowa from one of several tornadoes while much of Stratford Iowa was damaged.
Tornado Tim was on the Debbie Nigro show on Friday morning and talked to her about storm chasing and tornadoes on her nationally syndicated talk show heard nationwide.
Tornado Tim was on Alison Bells show on LBC 97.3 radio based in London discussing hurricane Katrina with her listeners in the UK.
www.tornadochaser.com /tornews.html   (2684 words)

 Tornado Alley :Tornado and Storm chaser Facts, Pictures and Weather Information
NEWS RELEASE: Tornado Tim is working with the Restoration project helping people prepare to be ready to rescue and restore those effected by severe natural disasters.
Quote: "I continue to believe most tornado alley maps do not represent the most dangerous areas in the US correctly, and have been vague in defining them to the public which may become a serious safety issue in the future.
Read why hiding under an overpass and using it for shelter during a tornado is a deadly mistake you must avoid.
www.tornadochaser.net   (292 words)

 tornadoes... Nature's most violent windstorm
Although tornadoes occur in many parts of the world, these destructive forces of nature are found most frequently in the United States east of the Rocky Mountains during the spring and summer months.
Tornadoes in the winter and early spring are often associated with strong, frontal systems that form in the Central States and move east.
Severe thunderstorm warnings are passed to local radio and television stations and are broadcast over local NOAA Weather Radio stations serving the warned areas.
www.nssl.noaa.gov /NWSTornado   (2305 words)

 FEMA: Are You Ready?
Tornadoes generally occur near the trailing edge of a thunderstorm.
Tornadoes are most frequently reported east of the Rocky Mountains during spring and summer months.
Peak tornado season in the southern states is March through May; in the northern states, it is late spring through early summer.
www.fema.gov /areyouready/tornadoes.shtm   (978 words)

Tornadoes occur when a warm, humid air mass meets with a cool, dry air mass.
Tornadoes cause much damage by this sheer force of wind, but they also have a strong updraft that can lift and carry objects.
A tornado is a powerful storm which is created when moist, warm air gets trapped beneath a stable layer of cold, dry air within layer of warm, dry air.
www.42explore.com /tornadoes.htm   (623 words)

 Tornado Warning Online!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
A tornado is often located at the edge of an updraft, next to air coming down from the thunderstorm with falling rain or hail.
A monster tornado that hit Plainfield, Ill., on Aug. 28, 1990, lifted a 20-ton trailer from a tractor-trailer rig on U.S. Highway 30 and bounced it five times before it stopped in a field 1,150 feet from the highway.
Not all tornadoes come from supercells, but the strongest twisters usually have a supercell as a their parent.
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 USATODAY.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
When a severe thunderstorm, tornado or flash flood watch is in effect, it means you should watch the sky for signs of dangerous weather.
Sometimes a severe thunderstorm, a tornado or a flash flood happens so quickly that warnings can't be issued in time.
Still, a tornado warning means be ready to take shelter immediately if there are any indications a tornado is approaching.
www.usatoday.com /weather/wds7.htm   (719 words)

 Tornado Dangers by MedicineNet.com
Tornadoes can occur anywhere in the world, but most are observed in the Eastern part of the U.S. (east of the Rocky Mountains).
The most dangerous aspect of a tornado is the updraft, or the force that lifts upward inside the funnel cloud.
Tornadoes can move at speeds greater than 250 miles per hour and leave a path of destruction that averages 9 miles long by 200 yards wide.
www.medicinenet.com /script/main/art.asp?articlekey=53176   (293 words)

 USATODAY.com - Better technology credited with fewer tornado deaths   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Better technology to warn people about dangerous weather and luck in having tornadoes not hit during the middle of the night are key factors that limited the deaths from more than 500 twisters in Wisconsin since 1982, experts say.
The tornado warning for the Stoughton area was issued 20 minutes before the twister hit — some nine minutes earlier than the national average — giving people time to take cover, said Ken Rizzo, meteorologist-in-charge of the National Weather Service in Sullivan.
The Stoughton tornado was the most powerful of the 24, rated an F-3 on a scale to F-5, packing winds up to 200 mph, Rizzo said.
www.usatoday.com /weather/news/2005-08-23-tornado-warnings_x.htm   (665 words)

 Tornado Safety
The chances that a tornado will strike a building that you are in are very small, however, and you can greatly reduce the chance of injury by doing a few simple things.
If a tornado "warning" is issued, it means that a tornado has actually been spotted, or is strongly indicated on radar, and it is time to go to a safe shelter immediately.
A family in the April 8th, 1998 tornado in the Birmingham, Alabama area survived because a hutch toppled and was held up by the dining room table they were under.
www.tornadoproject.com /safety/safety.htm   (2200 words)

 Althouse: Tornado warning.
As I was checking out with the ingredients and some extra bottles of red wine, the young man behind me in line said, "I want go to your party." So now the sauce is almost done -- it needs to cook for 3 hours -- and the pasta water is coming to a boil.
Of course, this is a completely different dimension than tossing them down the stairwell, and you'd have to come up with all new standards: e.g.
Instead, I feel guilty recalling the rush of pleasure and fear when crossing the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway and watching a little group of tornados skirt over the surface nearby, or sitting on my porch in the wee hours last summer, watching a minor, level one hurricane move over the city.
althouse.blogspot.com /2006/06/tornado-warning.html   (855 words)

 Tornado Warning
A tornado WATCH means the conditions are favorable for a tornado to develop.
If a tornado siren begins or a tornado WARNING is issued, it means a funnel cloud and/or tornado has been spotted and you should take cover immediately, preferably in a basement of a building and away from windows.
College personnel will notify you when the warning is over and we have received the all-clear notification.
www.knox.edu /x3122.xml   (137 words)

 FEMA For Kids: Disaster Connection - Kids to Kids
Tornadoes can be very dangerous -- sometimes even deadly.
Every state is at some risk, but states in "Tornado Alley" have the highest risk.
Tornadoes can form any time of the year, but the season runs from March to August.
www.fema.gov /kids/tornado.htm   (141 words)

A tornado WATCH means a tornado is possible in your area.
A tornado WARNING means a tornado has been sighted and may be headed for your area.
Tornado WATCHES and WARNINGS are issued by county or parish.
www.state.de.us /dema/disprep/tornado.htm   (292 words)

 CD Baby: CODENAME: Tornado Warning
Tornado Warning is raw - performed "live" in the studio.
When Codename jams, they truly explore the unknown, swiming through key signatures, searching for new patterns, tapping into that tight pocket they create when their eyes are closed and the whole audience is zoned in with them.
This past summer’s release of Tornado Warning, featuring “The Train”, gave birth to what can only be described as the summer of Codename.
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 Tornado forecasting improving
Following last week's tornado in New Brunswick, Environment Canada is telling people they need to take cover when it issues a tornado warning.
"Tornado warnings are not quite like your heavy snowfall warning in the wintertime, where we can give you about a day or two advance warning," he said.
Tornadoes aren't as common in the Maritimes as in some other parts of the country.
www.cbc.ca /canada/new-brunswick/story/2006/07/10/tornado-warnings.html   (1086 words)

 Tornado Warning   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
If a tornado warning is issued for your area and the sky...
A tornado warning is issued when: a tornado is reported on the ground, a funnel cloud is...
Tornado WARNING: This means that either a tornado has been sighted or that it is...
www.survival-resources.com /Survival-Resources/tornado-warning.html   (543 words)

 Tornado Warning quiz -- free game   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
This is my second go round at a tornado quiz and I hope to improve upon the last one.
You are watching TV when a red line comes on at the bottom of your screen that reads that a "Tornado Warning" is in effect for your county.
The conditions in your county are right for a tornado to form.
www.funtrivia.com /playquiz.cfm?qid=144253   (248 words)

 Hazardous Weather: Tornadoes   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
These tornadoes often form in the outer rainbands and to the right of the hurricane’s forward motion.
But tornadoes in Florida are just as likely to occur during the night as in the afternoon.
When a tornado warning is issued, or a tornado is imminent, move to a small interior room away from windows.
www.floridadisaster.org /HWA/tornadoes.htm   (700 words)

 Tornado, Severe Weather, Safety, State info., Statistics, Skywarn, Facts, Reports
A tornado is a violently rotating column of air in contact with the ground.
After studying houses damaged by high winds and tornadoes it has been found that often a small interior room, such as a closet or bathroom, remains intact after the house is destroyed.
High winds like those generated by a tornado often lift the house off of the floor of the house, leaving behind the floor and the interior rooms.
www.disastercenter.com /tornado.html   (780 words)

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 Hurricane Charley: TORNADO WARNING ISSUED!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
The national weather service in melbourne has issued a tornado warning for...
At 10:42 pm edt...national weather service doppler radar indicated a tornado over malabar...or about 2 miles south of malabar...moving northeast at 35 mph.
the safest place to be during a tornado is in a strong building on the lowest floor in an interior room away from windows.
www.floridatoday.com /blogs/charley/2004/08/tornado-warning-issued.html   (209 words)

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