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Difference between tornado watch & warning? Which is worse?


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.

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

  • A warning is worse

    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.


    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.

    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.

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

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

    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.

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

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