Tornado Terms: What you should know

TULSA, Okla. — A Tornado Watch has been issued across much of Green Country until 10 p.m. Sunday night.

Tulsa’s National Weather Service broke down the differences between watches, warnings and emergencies for any concerned residents Sunday afternoon.

  • Tornado Watch: Weather conditions could lead to the formation of severe storms and tornadoes. Green Country residents should be prepared, know their safe locations and act quickly if a warning is issued or if anyone suspects a tornado is approaching.
  • Tornado Warning: This means weather radar has spotted or indicated a tornado. Either a tornado is happening or expected soon. National Weather Service says that everyone should take action in the event of a tornado warning. There is imminent danger to life and property, so everyone should seek refuge in the safest locations possible immediately.
  • Tornado Emergency: A rare situation where a storm or tornado poses a significant threat to human life and intense property damage is expected. Everyone should immediately take shelter in the safest location possible.

FOX23′s Severe Weather team will be providing updates on Sunday’s forecasts.