Nebraska Severe Weather Awareness Week

          Monday, March 24th, through Friday, March 28th, has been designated as Severe Weather Awareness Week for the state of Nebraska.

    With springtime soon upon the region, it is never too early to start preparing for the severe weather season. 
As long as no severe weather is occurring or expected, the statewide tornado drill will be conducted by the National Weather Service on the following date:
Wednesday, March 26th
Between 10 & 11 a.m. CDT

    The purpose of the drill is to ensure that Nebraskans can adequately receive a tornado watch and warning, and to practice any actions which would be taken to protect your life in the event of a real tornado.  The test will be sent through all communication channels which are normally used for severe weather dissemination.

    This tornado drill presents an excellent opportunity for everyone at work, school, or home to practice their safety measures, and we hope all will participate.

    Severe Weather Awareness Week provides the National Weather Service with the opportunity to test communication systems and get life saving safety information out to the public. 

    We hope that you will find the following information useful and please stress to others the importance of tuning in to NOAA Weather Radio All-Hazards, the National Weather Service website, or a local radio or television station when severe weather strikes.  Emergency sirens are designed for outdoor notification and people may not receive the warning due to indoor noise or equipment malfunctions.  If you have any questions about the information given here, please do not hesitate to contact us. 

NWS Severe Weather Awareness Page

National Severe Storms Laboratory Severe Weather 101

Nature's Most Violent Storms Preparedness Guide (13 MB PDF)

Weather Spotter's Field Guide (26 MB PDF) 

Coaches & Officials Guide to Lightning Safety (1.4 MB PDF)

Sky Watcher Chart (2.1 MB PDF)

Owlie Skywarn Coloring Books (PDF Files)

                Tornadoes      Lightning

                Floods            Overview of All Hazardous Weather

NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards Home Page

StormReady Home Page

Weather-Ready Nation

Public Information Statements

Sunday - Overview

Monday - Severe Weather Terminology

Tuesday - Severe Thunderstorms

Wednesday - Tornadoes

Thursday - Lightning

Friday - Flooding is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.