New Weather Warnings To Highlight Storm Impacts

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Updated: 4/23/2013 11:32 pm
The National Weather Service offices in Louisville and Jackson, which issue tornado warnings for most of the state, have begun adding extra information into warnings. This additional information is called an impact statement.

Impact statements are added to a tornado warning to describe if a tornado is confirmed to be on the ground or if the warning was issued as a result of rotation seen on radar. The statements can also differentiate between a tornado which could cause substantial or catastrophic damage.

These levels of damage can help meteorologists focus on the most powerful storms during a severe weather outbreak in a region.

The impacts can also heighten the urgency to the public to take shelter.
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SS Cmmdr Raus - 4/24/2013 8:28 AM
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Seems to me the weather guys have got out of hand. I understand they are trying to prevent someone getting hurt but because of last year after that I think everyone was gun( tornado) shy. The odds of a tornado compared to a car wreck are what? I also do not understand if the damage what does it matter if Tornado or straight line wind. Big money wasted on that. But that's America. Big money wasted and those without on the edge of losing the farm to the bank before any tornado shows up at 1 to 200,000 (?)odds.
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