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Weather NWS Ramps Up Tornado Warnings Timothy D. Easley / AP Photo

NWS Ramps Up Tornado Warnings

The National Weather Service is testing out new tornado warnings, designed to better communicate the dangers of approaching storms in an emergency. The current warning system issues virtually the same warning for any storm, resulting in a “cry wolf” effect that causes many people to ignore warnings no matter how severe the weather. The new warnings will include works like “mass devastation,” “unsurvivable,” and “catastrophic.”

March 31, 2012 10:05 PM