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Difference between tornado watch & warning? Which is worse?

 
GomezMami2908

Asked by GomezMami2908 at 9:22 PM on May. 22, 2011 in Just for Fun

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  • A watch means conditions are 'right' for producing a tornado. A warning means one has actually been spotted.
    PsychicSherry

    Answer by PsychicSherry at 9:24 PM on May. 22, 2011

  • A warning is worse
    Carolannie

    Answer by Carolannie at 9:23 PM on May. 22, 2011

  • Warning is worse. That means their is inanimate threat.  Watch mean their could be.

    louise2

    Answer by louise2 at 9:24 PM on May. 22, 2011

  • A watch means that conditions are favorable. A warning means that one has already been spotted or funnel clouds have formed. A warning is worse.
    sunsetbeach81

    Answer by sunsetbeach81 at 9:25 PM on May. 22, 2011

  • What psychicsherry said. Watch means the conditions are right, warning means one has been confirmed in the area...and that is what they typically send the sirens off for.
    Mom-2-3-Girlz

    Answer by Mom-2-3-Girlz at 9:26 PM on May. 22, 2011

  • One has been spotted with a warning. MUCH worse.
    anng.atlanta

    Answer by anng.atlanta at 9:26 PM on May. 22, 2011

  • As I understand it, a warning is worse. It means there has either been a funnel cloud spotted or radar indicates a strong likelihood of one & you should take shelter immediately. A watch means conditions are such that tornadoes could develop & to be aware.
    Tweeby

    Answer by Tweeby at 9:31 PM on May. 22, 2011

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