The TOR:CON index was created by Dr. Forbes of The Weather Channel to help us all be more aware of the probability of a tornado in our area. It is a very useful bit of information. If you want more information you can go to the website of The Weather Channel to learn more about it. It is just one more step in being more tornado aware.
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GREAT comment! My understanding....mind you not fact, is that it is a tornado touching down. This is strictly a probability factor. I believe it is a way to get people more aware of that probability and more prepared. Thanks for commenting!
Thanks - I see it as a bit sloppy that they don't say clearly "tornado forming" or "tornado touching down." I hope they improve in clarity and share actual results transparently over time so it becomes a tool based in solid stats.