By 11:30 am we were starting to prep for some pretty scary stuff. Between the TV, Weather Bug, the Weather Channel app, the WAFB Titan 9 app, and Google Maps, we are tracking the storm as it travels through the counties and towns of Louisiana. None of which we are familiar with.
The local news has been on for about 30 minutes, and plans to be on indefinitely as tornado warnings continue to be set. I am watching the clouds moving from the west, looking for greenish color, or circling...or a witch riding by on her broom.
|You can see Livingston and how we are right now (2:30pm) sandwiched between the two major cells.|
|Constantly referring to Google Maps to see our vicinity to the counties with tornado warnings.|
|WeatherBug's interactive radar.|
|LA county map. Warnings are given by county...we don't know them.|
|Great app when you are in LA. |
So far, so good, but, I think we will be in a direct path before this is all over.
A tornado watch, like a severe thunderstorm watch, means that conditions are favorable for severe thunderstorms to form, but it also means that a few storms may be capable of producing a tornado.
A tornado warning is the ultimate in severe warnings, it means that a tornado is either occurring or imminent based on radar. You should take cover immediately.