Originally Posted by joossens
Here in FLA back around 1998 there were some tornadoes that hit during the night in the Kissimmee area when most people were asleep. In that event ANY warning--if only a last second wake up call--would have been have helpful if not lifesaving. Thankfully night tornadoes are pretty rare but they most certainly do happen.
Right after that night we purchased a weather radio with the SAME feature. We live due west of Kissimmee. I remember that evening like it was yesterday. The house was open and there was a strong wind out of the west. In an instant the wind direction changed and was blowing just as hard out of the east. Scared the devil out of me. And we're a good 50 miles from where the tornadoes were reported.
And then there was the FL State Rally with the tornado touching down less than 1/4 mile away. I think that was 1998, too.