Clearer Tornado Warnings Could Save Lives

April 3, 2013

It’s been almost two years since a monster tornado hit Joplin, Missouri, killing more than 160 people. That storm prompted the National Weather Service to clarify its tornado warnings, using language to tell people how dangerous a particular storm may be. That system will be tested this year in Michigan, where severe weather season is approaching quickly. Rich Pollman is the warning coordination meteorologist at the National Weather Service in White Lake. He says more urgent warnings may have saved lives in Joplin. Click on the audio link above to hear the conversation.