Breakdown: Where you are on a map and why it is important for you to know

Where you are on a map and why it is important

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - Can you find your house on a map?

April and May are the prime months for severe weather to occur in the Mid-South. Those two months alone account for most of the tornado reports we see during the year.

When it comes to warnings, knowing where you live on a map is very important, as the National Weather Service will issue county base warnings.

In this episode of the Breakdown, we explain why it is so important to know what county you live in, and what part of the county your town is in when severe weather strikes.

Mother Earth, is arguably the most recognizable planet that we can usually pick out when you see it on a list of planets.

Here is a serious question, can you find where your house is located on the map of Earth? A lot of people cannot find where their house is, whether it’s their town, or even just their county name.

Knowing where your county is located, and towns nearby, are so important when we get into severe weather setups, being able to locate where you are on a basic map in Mississippi, Tennessee and Arkansas can be crucial.

If you can find your county, great! If not, it might be a good idea to brush up on some geography.

Even if you don’t know where every gas station, barbecue shop, or field is in the county, not to worry because the First Alert Weather Team is here for you, but just knowing where a town is located within your county can make a major difference when severe weather hits.

WMC Action News 5 covers 27 counties in three different states, that’s a lot of towns and people! By having basic geographical knowledge, it can help us help you when severe weather strikes.

Be sure you keep it with the WMC Action News 5 First Alert Weather team for the latest forecast.

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