I'm sure the parents of the two sisters killed ten years ago would have wished the University of Maryland had an early warning system back then. Once a tornado touches down, it's usually too late. Better to send out a warning and be wrong, than to not and be wrong. The fact that the weather staff at WJLA-7 is chastising the University for caring about the well being of its students is appalling. Especially since two students were killed, by a tornado, in the past. I, for one, am glad the University sent out the warning and am very disappointed in WJLA. The motto for the week, "better safe than sorry". I'll bet the pompous weather casters at WJLA would be bashing the University if they hadn't issued a warning and a tornado had touched down. Shame on you.
In light of the UMD alert for the tornado.... Today, I was driving up Route 1 and I happened to spot a John Deere with snowplow and salt spreader attached rushing across campus. Should I quickly grab my snow shovel?