Donald Trump tried to claim his Iowa rally was canceled due to a tornado warning, but there is only a tornado watch.
Read what Trump posted, then look at the image:
There was no tornado warning. There was a tornado watch. The difference is that a tornado watch means conditions are possible for a tornado. A tornado warning means to seek shelter if a tornado has touched down and been noticed.
Don’t be Trump. Here’s the difference between a warning, an advisory, and a watch National Weather Service:
– An alert is issued when a hazardous weather or hydrological event is occurring, imminent or likely. A warning means that weather conditions pose a threat to life or property. People in the path of the storm must take protective measures.
– An advisory is issued when a hazardous weather or hydrological event is occurring, imminent or likely. Advisories are for less serious conditions than warnings, which cause significant inconvenience and, if care is not exercised, can lead to situations that could threaten life or property.
– A watch is used when the risk of a hazardous weather or hydrological event has increased significantly, but its occurrence, location or time is still uncertain. It is intended to provide sufficient lead time so that those who need to get their plans in motion can do so. A watch means that dangerous weather is possible. People should have an action plan in case a storm threatens and they should listen to later information and possible warnings, especially when planning travel or outdoor activities.
It is very strange that Trump canceled his meeting. Mr. strongman who held meetings during COVID without safety guidelines canceled a meeting because something could happen. Given how Trump has behaved over the past eight years, this is very strange.
For those keeping score at home, add the difference between a warning and a watch to the list of things Trump doesn’t seem to know.
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