So I'm sitting here scoffing at the tornado watch for my area (Augusta, Ga) going by at the bottom of my TV screen. I look outside and would say it's partly cloudy, if that. Go to my Comcast homepage and see this.
A warning in the arena would have caused a panic and you would have had people getting trampled to death in the rush to get.... well where would they go anyway??
Kinda freaky though, I live 8 miles from downtown Chicago and I always assumed my area was to urban to allow tornadoes the ability to form... now I wonder...
I work in a public assembly area. What good would warnings have done? What to you do with 18,000 people in just a few minutes???
In an enclosed arena nothing should have been done, however if it was a week ago at Atlanta Motor Speedway that would have been totally different. As seen in the past AMS and tornadoes aren't a good mix. Atlanta Motor Speedway | Media | Tornado Gallery
Fortunately there were no people there at the time it happened.