The Language of Weather Awareness

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If your area is prone to extreme weather, you will be interested in this advice from Patricia Vollmer at Geek Mom, who tells you how to stay alert of potentially dangerous weather events. She writes,

In the wake of last weekend’s tornado outbreak impacting Alabama, Mississippi and Tennessee, on ABC News, Diane Sawyer reported that there was no warning to the storms . . . In the meteorology community, especially among some of my broadcast-meteorology friends, there was a LOT of discussion about the media really messing things up this time. Perhaps many people didn’t hear the warning, because they were asleep, but that does not mean there was no warning!

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