The National Weather Service in Wisconsin will soon change the way it issues severe weather warnings in the state.
As it is now, if a severe storm threatens one small section of a county, a warning is issued for the entire county.
Rusty Kapela, warning specialist at the National Weather Service in Sullivan, says the old method left people in parts of a county where no storm was threatening to question the forecasters' credibility.
Kapela says better technology and radar training will now allow meteorologists to zero in on areas where storms are more likely to hit. It may help increase awareness. People, he says, complain about "chicken little" warnings and this will let people know exactly which areas need to take cover.
But Kapela says when a warning specifies a certain area of a county it's up to them to know where they live. They may now need to know a little geography.