Remember these terms and know the difference:

  • A Tornado Watch simply means conditions are right for tornadoes to develop.
  • A Tornado Warning means an actual tornado has been sighted.

We will issue a "Take Shelter Alert" ONLY when there is a Tornado Warning issued by the private weather-monitoring company, AccuWeather, rather than the entire city or county. AccuWeather gives tornado information for the main campus and Tennessee-Miller Coliseum only. This service has reduced the number of false alarms and the need for people to go to their safe place unnecessarily.

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