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Anytime a severe thunderstorm warning is issued for one of the metro counties in this zone, KTTS provides reports every ten minutes on the storm’s intensity and movement. If a tornado warning is issued for a metro county, KTTS begins continuous coverage on the potentially life-threatening emergency until the danger passes.
These four counties border the immediate Metro area and, depending on storm movement, can threaten the Springfield Metro area. KTTS provides updates any time a severe thunderstorm warning or tornado warning is issued for a county in the Yellow Zone.
Green and Orange Zones
In order to serve listeners in outlying counties, KTTS begins to track severe storms while they are still located in the Green Zone, and will continue to provide coverage once storms have traveled beyond the Springfield Metro and into the Orange Zone.
Anytime a Tornado Warning is issued for a county in the green, yellow, red or orange zones, KTTS will air the tornado warning tone every 60 seconds.