I appreciate this posting on the PhillyWeather blog:
- Mike Smith, who runs the Meteorological Musings blog and wrote a book (currently in my queue to read) called “Warnings” (about the amount of life saving work that’s been done to improve the US warning system for weather) made what I thought was a poignant (but necessary) challenge at one of the talks regarding Joplin about the shortcomings of the warnings issued during that afternoon by the NWS in Springfield. There was much discussion about tornado sirens and how there needs to be standards regarding when they need to be activated, as their usefulness becomes diminished as people are overwarned continuously.
I’m currently working on a project involving the Joplin storm. Blog readers will be learning more about it shortly.
Hope PhillyWeather enjoys reading Warnings.