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New tornado warning system could reduce your risk and save your life

New tornado warning system could reduce your risk and save your life | Cutting Edge 1- Tornado Tracking and Warning Systems | Scoop.it
New enhanced tornado warnings are slated to begin in April to help provide more specific information during severe weather.
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Elizabeth Palumbi's comment, February 20, 2014 9:35 AM
10. When warnings are given, studies have shown that most people do not immediately respond to them, especially in places that get them annually. Human nature is what influences people to hesitate considering the people grasping the warnings have lived through many false alarms over their years. A newer tornado warning system that is in the process will be more "impact-based" this way people will know more information on the situations. Specifically, this system will reference the reasonings behind the warning and then people will have a better sense on what is going on outside their doors.<br>
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New Technologies to Increase Tornado Warning Time | Georgia Tech Research Institute

New Technologies to Increase Tornado Warning Time | Georgia Tech Research Institute | Cutting Edge 1- Tornado Tracking and Warning Systems | Scoop.it
GTRI's science and engineering expertise is used to solve some of the toughest problems facing government and industry across the nation and around the globe.
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Elizabeth Palumbi's comment, February 20, 2014 9:21 AM
7. There are three main systems for warning the public within the Southeastern states, one of which is known as the Warning Decision Support Systems (WDSS). This system is located just outside of Peachtree City in Georgia, it is the only long-lasting durable structure at a National Weather Service Office in the Southeast.
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'Storm Fury on the Plains' classes emphasize tornadoes' unpredictability - Kansas.com

'Storm Fury on the Plains' classes emphasize tornadoes' unpredictability - Kansas.com | Cutting Edge 1- Tornado Tracking and Warning Systems | Scoop.it
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'Storm Fury on the Plains' classes emphasize tornadoes' unpredictability
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If the 2013 tornado season taught weather officials and storm chasers anything, it's that you can't always predict what a tornado is going to do.
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Elizabeth Palumbi's comment, February 20, 2014 9:21 AM
6. Tornadoes are one of the hardest severe storms to predict a complete path of where it will hit, this saying it is even harder to warn a person. People can detect a tornado by the flying depris or heavy rain, but it could merely just be a thunderstorm. In return, standing outside they could see a wall of strong winds and rain and not come to realize a huge tornado is located right behind it. With the new and developing smartphone notifications and radios, citizens can grasp a storm when it is near. It is like a mobile checklist of every step to take when in a severe storm situation.
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SCIENCE: Scientists look for better warning system as 'rare' tornadoes hit Texas -- Friday, May 17, 2013 -- www.eenews.net

SCIENCE: Scientists look for better warning system as 'rare' tornadoes hit Texas -- Friday, May 17, 2013 -- www.eenews.net | Cutting Edge 1- Tornado Tracking and Warning Systems | Scoop.it
After a slow start this year, tornado season made a deadly debut Wednesday night. An estimated dozen tornadoes touched down in north Texas. The damage included at least six people killed and whole houses that were suddenly yanked off their foundations to join the airborne debris.
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Elizabeth Palumbi's comment, February 20, 2014 9:29 AM
3. As a component of a project, known as the Mesoscale Predictability Experiment, a group of many meteorologists will fly within a minute plane over the widely known place, Tornado Alley. Here, they will drop equipment by ways of a parachute into the areas to gain a precise image of what tornadoes and the triggering thunderstorms look like. This will hopefully develop a more detailed warning over six hours in advance to the actually storms.
Elizabeth Palumbi's comment, February 20, 2014 9:29 AM
4. In the NOAA, there are over one hundred and two weather apparatuses that are thrown throughout the United States within certain areas. These many observational machines help to indicate different weather conditions that can accumulate into severe storms. The problem within these are that they are spread too thin throughout the large area of the country and cannot pick up the small data needed to find the worst of storms.
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New Tornado Technology Could Reduce Deaths

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Tornadoes have killed at least 530 people in the U.S. this year, the highest death toll since 1950. But researchers say they are working on new detection and forecasting technologies. One of those technologies got put to the test in May when this tornado touched down near Chickasha, Okla.
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Elizabeth Palumbi's comment, February 20, 2014 9:20 AM
9. These successful radar systems were merely just an experiment led by a few people of a group known as CASA (Collaborative Adapting Sensing of the Atmosphere). All of these new detection and forecasting technologies that seem to grasp the warning systems better allow people to protect themselves quicker.
Elizabeth Palumbi's comment, February 20, 2014 9:20 AM
8. When tracking a tornado, forecasters use a special type of wavelength, better known as radio waves to detect the strength and direction of the storms. Newer radar allows for a more frequent amount of updates on where and when the tornadoes are scheduled to hit. There are an average amount of 150 tracking systems over the country that allow for an accurate depiction of the severe storms, these systems are within the National Weather Service.
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Tornado sirens giving way to new warning technology

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MADISON, Wis. — On April 10, 2011, tornadoes ripped across Wisconsin, tearing roofs off houses, toppling trees and snapping power lines.
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Elizabeth Palumbi's comment, February 20, 2014 9:21 AM
5. Newly added to the warning systems of severe alerts are the quick cellphone alerts. These are sent out via text like a small radio that grasps the signal from surrounding cellphone towers. Every phone in range of the alerts, are sent a warning that sounds a certain ring to warn the citizens of a tornado. This in particular takes away the need for traditional bells because it is more of an immediate warning.
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Elizabeth Palumbi's comment, February 20, 2014 9:29 AM
1. People of the National Weather Service, yearly send out around a thousand watches and close to thirty thousand warnings for tornadoes and other severe storms. The watch times for warning citizens of such harsh conditions have decreased dramatically over the past twenty years. It started at around fourteen minutes and has slowly increased to only five minutes, this gives citizens an increase of time to find protection. These decreasing time periods have created a dramatic reduce in the amount of damage and lives lost within these severe storms.
Elizabeth Palumbi's comment, February 20, 2014 9:29 AM
2. There are particular people who run the NWS Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Oklahoma are creditworthy for immense weather prediction across the United States. It evaluates the watch items and ranges from small to medium range of direction to forecasting such systems. SPC forecasters, specifically calculate the possibility for unsafe and inefficient patterns within the weather, from thunderstorms, hail, and rain to tornadoes.