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By Stan Finger
Wichita Eagle 

Tornado warning times decline everywhere except Kansas

 


WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A recent decline in the accuracy of tornado warnings is not as alarming as it may appear, weather officials say.

Forecasters are doing well with storms that produce strong tornadoes - those that measure EF-2 or higher on the Enhanced Fujita Scale, said Russell Schneider, director of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Oklahoma.

A review of warnings issued by National Weather Service meteorologists shows that average lead time given to the public on tornado warnings across the U.S. has fallen from 15 minutes in 2011...



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