Storm-Based Warnings

Huh?

Why wouldn’t warnings be based on storms?

Yes it seems to be stating the obvious, but the NWS move to the new Storm-Based warning system on October 1st is designed to cut down on false alarms. The current county-based system can lead to a wider warning area, and leaves people wondering why there’s a warning for Bloomington when the storm is in Brooklyn Park. Both are in Hennepin county, but are miles apart.

NWS Storm-Based Warnings

Storms will rumble across Minnesota today bringing more much needed rainfall, and hopefully not too much sevre weather. But we will see quite a few “county-based” warnings today!

PH

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