Nebraska Severe Weather Awareness Week
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.
Nebraska Severe Weather Awareness Information Packet (3.6 MB PDF)
NOAA Weather Radio Coverage for South Central NE and North Central KS
Central Plains Severe Weather Symposium - Saturday, April 5th
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)