Radio Made in Michigan
1:52 pm
Mon April 1, 2013

Michigan among states testing new tornado warning system

Last year, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration set up an experiment that changed the way tornado warning messages were communicated to the public. The experiment was conducted to better understand how social science plays a role in peoples understanding of severe weather warnings. The experiment was successful. The changes will expand to 12 states this April, including Michigan.

Mike Hudson, a meteorologist and chief operations officer with the National Weather Service out of Kansas City, Missouri, explains the experimental warning system and more.

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