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Tornado watch? There was no Tornado! Hate when the news Hype us up!

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I woke up today; I turned on the news and read my Facebook news feed. What were the top stories? Ofcourse the Tornado that was supposed to hit NY but didn't. 

Is the news/ ever right about these things? No! 
But when we actually do have 10 ft. of snow or hurricane, we are not informed until it's HAPPENING!

The media love to hype us up for nothing! 

gangstabarbie posted Sep 08, 2012

I guess the tornado woke up late

chuckydealpl (rep: 59.7k) posted Sep 09, 2012


A tornado watch simply means the conditions are correct for a tornado to form not that youre going to get one.

Acidbaby (rep: 7k) posted Sep 09, 2012


I agree with both you and Acidbaby- Here in Miami, the media tried so hard to make the Tropical Storm Issac more so than it actually turned out to be. And even when it only did some damage in certain areas, they showed those areas over and over again as if it was all over in FL. Meanwhile, it must have been in one neighborhood and that was it. When it finally did become the status of a hurricane on its way to New Orleans, they were so excited they can finally call it what it is!!!!!
Also, like Acidbaby said - a watch or a warning- just means there is potential for a storm or tornado to hit... not necessarily going to happen. Or that it could be near the area you're living in.

MdavidK30 (rep: 3.7k) posted Sep 09, 2012


Yeah we had the same thing where I live. A Tornado warning, high winds, etc...all we got was maybe twenty minutes of moderate rain and a few heavy gusts of wind. I'm not complaining that it was less than what they said though.

THartz606 (rep: 50.4k) posted Sep 09, 2012


I was directly run over by a small tornado last year while working. We saw the funnel forming and by time I snapped a pic it was on top of us. I wish they could get the stuff right too but there is just no way to predict a tornado so warnings and watches are about all they can do when there are prime conditions for one to occur.

Acidbaby (rep: 7k) posted Sep 09, 2012


Become a weatherman! It's the only job where you can be wrong 50%+ of the time and still have a job!

bbattag (rep: 7k) posted Sep 09, 2012


^ haha! You sure got that right :)

gangstabarbie (rep: 21k) posted Sep 09, 2012


What about the 7.0 earthquake in Costa Rica last week. I think they totally downplayed that.

lilywow (rep: 8.7k) posted Sep 09, 2012