Do you know the difference between a tornado watch and a tornado warning?  Currently, the entire state of New Jersey is in a tornado watch until 5pm...

Maybe it seems silly, but what exactly is the difference?  If you are like me, keep reading, because I've done all the research you need to know the difference!

According to AccuWeather.com,

"Watches, like severe thunderstorm watches and tornado watches, which are two of the most common types, are issued when weather conditions are conducive for the event to occur," AccuWeather.com Senior Meteorologist Mike Pigott said.  "Warnings are different. A warning is issued when the weather event is happening now," Pigott said. "In terms of flooding, for instance, a flood warning means a river has spilled over or flash flooding is occurring."

New Jersey is currently under a tornado watch, therefore, the conditions are right for a possible tornado, not that one has been seen anywhere...

For a little comic relief from a serious subject....I tried to go to NOAA's website for clarification on this subject...Try going to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's website...