The first step to preparing for severe weather is to understand the lingo. What is the difference between watches and warnings? What is the difference between an EF2 and EF3 tornado? Find out the answers to these questions and more.
Here are two posts for helping you understand the terminology used by the National Weather Service and your local meteorologists.
Know Your Weather Part 1: Thunderstorms and Tornadoes
Know Your Weather Part 2: Tropical Storms and Hurricanes
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Disclaimer: Practips provides this for informational purposes only, and cannot be substituted for the advice of the National Weather Service or your local authorities should severe weather occur in your area.
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