Ask Storm Team 11: Tornado watch vs. warning

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Tuesday’s Ask Storm Team 11 question is “What is the difference between a tornado watch and a tornado warning?”

A tornado watch usually covers a large geographical area and means conditions are favorable for tornadoes. The ingredients in the atmosphere are there to produce tornadic thunderstorms. You should stay alert. 

A tornado warning is more urgent and means a tornado has been detected on radar and/or reported by a spotter. You should seek shelter right away in the lowest level of your home and away from windows.

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