Have you ever heard the term “TORCON” used on The Weather Channel? Do you know what it means? We’ll give you a hint… Typically you’ll hear this word during springtime when a certain type of weather is present.
The Weather Channel has been providing its Tornado Condition Index, or TORCON, to the public for over a decade. It is a 1-10 threat scale… the greater the number, the greater the threat for tornadoes. The numbers are specific to outlined areas and are presented by our on-camera meteorologists using a variety of graphics so people better understand the threat of tornadoes for their location.
The TORCON index is simple to comprehend and helps communities understand the overall threat of tornadoes impacting their areas. Watch The Weather Channel this severe season and you will see TORCON being used!