Senator Mark Dayton of Minnesota wants to sue the National Weather Service in Chanhassen Minnesota because they didn’t issue a tornado warning soon enough. The tornado ripped though the town of Rodgers and one person died. However, I can’t quite see how that’s the National Weather Service’s fault. Last time I checked, the weather is still unpredictable.
He claims that about five minutes before the storm there were signs. There was a small hook echo, however nothing that was well defined. If we sound the sirens at every nasty looking storm, we’ll need to spend a lot of time in the basement.
The tornado formed quite fast and was over before most people even knew it was coming. Mr Dayton needs to realize that the weather is not an exact science. This isn’t like Accounting where the numbers add up, this is the weather an no one really knows what’s going to happen.
Mr Dayton also blames the inadequate equipment and thinks that the National Weather Service in Chanhassen should have better equipment. According to reports, they have the best they can get.
I know that it’d be nice if we could predict tornadoes, but lets face it, even Weather.com can’t get tomorrows forecast right half the time.
The weather is wild, unpredictable and amazing all at the same time. You can’t avoid it, can’t control it and can’t predict it. That’s just the way it goes.