National Severe Weather Preparedness Week: March 2-8, 2014
Statewide Severe Weather Awareness Weeks are an opportunity to increase awareness of and response to severe weather hazards. They are scheduled throughout the spring, targeting a time before the spring severe weather "season" typically begins in that state. Most states also conduct a tornado drill during their awareness week, when test tornado warnings are issued at a predetermined time. Please mark your calendar and plan to participate in the drill for your local area, as this is an opportunity to test your communication methods as if it were a real situation.
For 2013 in the local area, severe weather awareness dates are:
Illinois: March 2-8, 2014 Missouri: March 2-8, 2014 The bottom line: Living in the most severe weather prone country in the world,
Tornado Drill Wed. Mar. 4 at 10 am*
Tornado Drill Tues. Mar. 4 at 1:30 pm
Iowa: March 24-28, 2014
Tornado Drill Wed. Mar. 26 at 10 am
See the National Severe Weather Awareness Event Calendar for dates in other states.
your best defense is to be both prepared and informed.
Know the local warning systems; Invest in a NOAA Weather Radio;
Stay informed; Take action – indoors or out!
Other related topics include:
Illinois: March 2-8, 2014
Missouri: March 2-8, 2014
The bottom line:
Living in the most severe weather prone country in the world,
Graphs of Severe Weather Reports (Local Severe Weather Climatology):