Policy Statement

Policy Statement Tornado Forecasting and Warning (Accepted by the AMS Council on 18 September 1997) 1 . Introduction little as 10 min to over 2 h in extreme cases and may be produced in cyclic fashion from the same thunder- The prediction, detection, and monitoring of tor- storm. For cyclic events, each tornado sequence may nadoes is one of the most important services provided last for tens of minutes, with the damage sometimes by the meteorological profession. The timely issuance affecting a nearly continuous path more than 160 km and dissemination of watches and warnings is criti- (-10 0 miles) long and 1 km (-1000 yards) wide. cal to the protection of life and property. Improved Often, such storms also produce large hail and dam- forecasts, advances in warning technology and tech- aging, nontornadic (straight-line) winds. Direct mea- niques, and enhancements in dissemination systems surements of wind speeds in tornadoes made in recent have contributed to a considerable decline in tornado years indicate that winds may range upward to deaths over the latter half of this century. This long- 125 m s_1 (-28 0 mph). The watch/warning system is most effective for these strong and violent tornadic term trend is expected http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society American Meteorological Society

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American Meteorological Society
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Copyright © American Meteorological Society
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1520-0477
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10.1175/1520-0477-78.11.2659
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Abstract

Tornado Forecasting and Warning (Accepted by the AMS Council on 18 September 1997) 1 . Introduction little as 10 min to over 2 h in extreme cases and may be produced in cyclic fashion from the same thunder- The prediction, detection, and monitoring of tor- storm. For cyclic events, each tornado sequence may nadoes is one of the most important services provided last for tens of minutes, with the damage sometimes by the meteorological profession. The timely issuance affecting a nearly continuous path more than 160 km and dissemination of watches and warnings is criti- (-10 0 miles) long and 1 km (-1000 yards) wide. cal to the protection of life and property. Improved Often, such storms also produce large hail and dam- forecasts, advances in warning technology and tech- aging, nontornadic (straight-line) winds. Direct mea- niques, and enhancements in dissemination systems surements of wind speeds in tornadoes made in recent have contributed to a considerable decline in tornado years indicate that winds may range upward to deaths over the latter half of this century. This long- 125 m s_1 (-28 0 mph). The watch/warning system is most effective for these strong and violent tornadic term trend is expected

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Bulletin of the American Meteorological SocietyAmerican Meteorological Society

Published: Nov 1, 1997

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