I learned from the National Weather Service yesterday that the NWS is going to drop from the April 1 experiment the modification of severe thunderstorm warnings to allow tornadoes to be included.
The modification would have allowed the sentence, “A tornado is possible.” in severe thunderstorm warnings. This is a step in the right direction and I congratulate and thank the NWS for making this change.
The plan to do three-tiered tornado warnings is still on for the April 1 start for counties served by their offices in St. Louis, Kansas City, Springfield (MO), Topeka, and Wichita. There is also going to be three-tier severe thunderstorm warnings. I have no objection to those because the science behind them is reasonably well established.