Date: Sun, 26 May 2013 10:47:21 +0200
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Playing the Odds on Tornado Warnings
Pinpoint predictions are a long way off, but taking daily odds into account might help make the public more alert.
The devastation in Moore, Oklahoma, shows the limits of sensing, modeling, and warning technologies. While some technologies promise somewhat more accurate hurricane tracks and thus sharper evacuation orders (see “A Model for Hurricane Evacuation”), tornado warnings are another story altogether (see “The Limits of Tornado Predictions”).