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  • Know what a tornado siren sounds like?

    Know what a tornado siren sounds like?

    Saturday, November 16 2013 10:19 AM EST2013-11-16 15:19:57 GMT
    An outdoor warning siren signaling there is significant risk of damage from a tornado in the area. How do these sirens work? Who's responsible for them?More >>
    It's an eerie sound that some of us have heard before, an outdoor warning siren signaling there is significant risk of damage from a tornado in the area. How do these sirens work? Who's responsible for them? What purpose do they serve?More >>
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  • Tornado Safety

    Tornado Safety

    Tornado Watch- Conditions are favorable for thunderstorms that could produce tornadoes. Tornado Warning- A tornado has been spotted by a trained observer, or doppler radar has indicated a developingMore >>
    Safety tips for when a tornado warning is issued.More >>
  • Thunderstorm Safety

    Thunderstorm Safety

    The National Weather Service considers a thunderstorm severe if the any of the following happens: the thunderstorm produces hail at least 1" in diameter winds in excess of 58 m.p.h. are observed aMore >>
    Safety tips for thunderstorms.More >>
  • Flash Flooding Safety

    Flash Flooding Safety

    Flash Flood Watch means conditions are favorable for heavy rains in a short amount of time that may lead to flooding. Flash Flood Warning means heavy rain is causing areas to flood quickly and you shouldMore >>
    Often when we think of severe weather we think of thunderstorms and tornadoes, but there is another real threat and that is flooding. Any weather safety plan should include tips on what to do if waters are rising. Most injuries and deaths from flooding are a result of not knowing what to do in a threatening situation.More >>
  • Watch vs. Warning: Chief Meteorologist Robert Shiels explains

    Watch vs. Warning: Chief Meteorologist Robert Shiels explains

    Two of the most commonly confused terms in weather are watches and warnings. And as News 11 Chief Meteorologist Robert Shiels says they have two very different meanings and it's very important that youMore >>
    Two of the most commonly confused terms in weather are watches and warnings. And as WTOL 11 Chief Meteorologist Robert Shiels says they have two very different meanings and it's very important that you understand the difference.More >>
  • Ohio and Tornadoes

    Ohio and Tornadoes

    How common are tornadoes in Ohio?  Do you have any other information about them. The state of Ohio sees an average of 16 tornadoes each year and five people die as a result of tornadoes.   They areMore >>
    Tornadoes are rather common throughout Midwest.   Ohio averages over a dozen a year.More >>
  • Straight Line Winds or Tornado?

    Straight Line Winds or Tornado?

    What is the difference between straight line winds and a tornado? In one way these are similar both contain very strong winds associated with thunderstorms.     There are several differences though betweenMore >>
    Straight line winds and tornados can cause destructive damage, but whats the difference?More >>