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Graphic: Tornado Warning vs. Tornado Watch

Tornado with stormy blue-grey sky. Text reads: Tornado Warning: A tornado is happening or imminent. Take shelter immediately. vs. Tornado Watch: A tornado is possible. Stay tuned to local radio/TV for info. Know where you'll shelter if you have to. Footer includes FEMA logo and NWS logo. Photo credit: OAR/ERL/National Severe Storms Laboratory (NSSL)

Graphic explains the difference between a tornado warning and a tornado watch, and provides safety info.

Photo by FEMA Graphic - Mar 09, 2016
Last Updated: April 19, 2019