Fauquier County Department of Fire Rescue & Emergency Management
62 Culpeper Street Warrenton, Virginia 20186
Tornadoes are spawned from strong thunderstorms and are extremely dangerous. Sometimes tornadoes can develop quickly without providing ample time for advance warning.
A tornado watch means that weather conditions are favorable for the development of severe thunderstorms and tornadoes. If a watch is broadcast, stay tuned for further information, possible warnings, and be prepared to take cover.
A tornado warning means a tornado has actually been sighted or is indicated by radar. Warnings are issued for individual counties and include the tornado’s location, direction, and speed.
To be notified of severe weather sign up for Everbridge Weather Warning here.
For more information visit http://www.ready.gov/thunderstorms-lightning.