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Webinar: Estimating the Economic Benefits of the Tornado Warning Improvement and Extension Program
Wednesday, 20 May 2020, 2:00
Wednesday, May 20, 2020. 2:00PM. Webinar: Estimating the Economic Benefits of the Tornado Warning Improvement and Extension Program. Seth Howard and Kevin Simmons, Austin College; Kim Klockow-McClain, CIMMS/NSSL. Sponsored by NOAA's Weather Program Office and the NOAA Central Library. More information here.
The Weather Research and Forecasting Innovation Act of 2017 calls for the creation of a Tornado Warning Improvement and Extension Program (TWIEP). The TWIEP has since been defined to include two key features: the development of explicit estimates of tornado likelihood, and the extension of such guidance into a 1-hour timeframe. This study estimates the potential economic benefits of such a program for the United States, including specifically for US businesses and for tornado-vulnerable populations.