This was the Good Question the other night. Are there too many weather warnings? What do you think?
I don’t even know what some of these warnings mean. “The list is impressive. In Minnesota, we see: flash flood warning, flood warning, severe thunderstorm warning, tornado warning, blizzard warning, winter storm warning, lake effect snow warning, high wind warning, freeze warning, hard freeze warning, heavy freezing spray warning and an excessive heat warning.”
What the heck is a “lake effect snow warning” or a “heavy freezing spray warning?”
I don’t necessarily think there are too many warnings but I feel they put warnings on when they really aren’t necessary. I don’t think we need a tornado watch when it just gets dark and rains. I don’t think there needs to be a ” blizzard warning” when we’re only supposed to get a few inches of snow. The cold, yes. If it’s double digits below zero, that should be broadcast but I think just having it on the 6 o’clock news is plenty. I don’t think television needs to break from all shows to tell us that.
The other problem I have with all these warnings is I feel when they’re on so much they lose their impact. I don’t think they mean as much if they’re on all.the.time. Like the time a few years ago when there was a tornado in my backyard (Jason and Jenny!!!!) and I went right on making supper! I think this also puts a lot of “scare” in our kids. So many kids now get scared if it so much as starts raining.
Also, did you ever have so many “late starts” and “snow” or “too cold” to go to school days? I know I never did when I was little and when my kids were young and I worked in Minnetonka, we never had so many closings and out earlies.
So? What say you?