One question I wanted to ask during my last weather web chat was which form of severe weather did readers consider worse – a tornado or a hurricane?
Officials would tell you a hurricane is typically worse than a tornado from a damage standpoint, because they cover a much larger area.
When it comes to the fear factor, however, I’d think tornadoes win hands down. They are far more unpredictable in their path and longevity than a hurricane. To put it another way, hurricane watches and warnings are put out days in advance. Tornado warnings are typically measured in minutes.
But what do you say?