Severe Weather Fatigue

Those of us in the south have periods where we get weather outlooks that appear to be severe. This could be from the possibility of tornadoes all the way to impactful snow and ice events that, in the south, 1 inch shut everything down. But those of us who live in these areas struggle with the fundamental issue of dealing with false alarms. People get into a rhythm of not paying attention when severe weather alerts go out due to the number of false alarms. This is something that the National Weather Service has been working on. How can we

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Understanding Tornado Watches, Warnings and Emergencies

Tornadoes are some of the most powerful and destructive natural disasters that can occur, and it is important for people to understand the difference between a Tornado Watch, a Tornado Warning, and a Tornado Emergency. These alerts are issued by the National Weather Service (NWS) to alert the public to the possibility of tornadoes in their area and to provide guidance on how to stay safe. Understanding the difference between these alerts can help people stay prepared and make informed decisions in the event of a tornado. A Tornado Watch is issued by the NWS when conditions are favorable for

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TW Member has Article Featured in Alabama Living

We are proud to announce that TalkWeather Member akt1985, also known as Arron Turner, has recently had a great article about how storm spotters help keep Alabama communities safe featured in Alabama Living magazine.  Alabama Living is the official statewide publication of the electric cooperatives in Alabama and the largest magazine of its type in the state, reaching some 400,000 electric cooperative consumers. Aaron does a great job detailing the process of how storm spotters are a vital part of helping the National Weather Service and emergency management officials informed with ground observations during and after severe weather.  If you are

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