Tornado Sirens Giving Way To New Warning Technology

Tornado Sirens - USA Today

Smartphones' GPS technology allows alerts to push out in specific geographic areas.

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  • Chicago Weather: Nighttime Tornado Warnings In Will County Follow Earlier Suspected Tornadoes West Of Chicago; Heat Advisory Tuesday
    Late Monday night, a new tornado warning was issued for southwest Will and north central Kankakee counties until 10:15 p.m. Another tornado warning was issued until 11 p.m. for east central Will ...
    08/9/2021 - 5:53 pm | View Link
  • Tornado sirens sounded when no warnings were issued.
    Their radar did not indicate a tornado, so they did not issue a tornado warning ... chances of actually giving an accurate report." The worry is the more you sound the sirens, the more used ...
    07/29/2018 - 11:46 pm | View Link
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