Originally Posted by W5TFD
Thanks Scott. I agree with you. It's sad that 5 people lost their lives in Woodward, OK. If we didn't do what we do it could always be worse. I'm a member on another skywarn forum and one of the members thinks that the NWS "over-hyped" the weekend events. I completely disagree. They don't control the weather, they do their best to predict the weather events. I think the NWS does a heck of a job and appreciate all that they do.
Jeremy Jones (W5TFD)
Agreed with you 100%.
Why worry about over-hyping? If they downplayed this event, there very well may have been more lives lost, and the NWS would be under fire, so-to-speak. The NWS does a GREAT job, and I will argue that fact with anybody.
It all comes down to this: It's always better to be over-prepared, than under-prepared.