Expanding Storm Forecast Labels
Fri Jan 17, 2014 11:16 AM CST

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) -- The Storm Prediction Center intends to broaden its advance warning system for severe weather after finding that days it labeled with a "slight risk" turned out to be pretty nasty.

State emergency managers say they're already attuned to bad weather, but believe new labels for its severe weather outlooks, "enhanced" and "marginal," could keep them from crying "wolf" -- and the public from tuning them out.

"We try to educate everybody that a tornado can pop out of thunderstorm at any time," said Greg Flynn, a spokesman for the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency. "I don't ...

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