Tornado Drill Information

A tornado drill will be conducted today.  At 1 pm, a test Tornado Watch will be issued for all of Wisconsin.  The test watch will be broadcast on NOAA Weather Radio as a Required Weekly Test--RWT.  At 1:45 pm, the NWS Green Bay office will issue a test Tornado Warning.  The test warning will be broadcast as a test on NOAA Weather Radio using the actual Tornado Warning code.  The drill will conclude at 2 pm.

Here’s the schedule for the tornado drill:

1:00 p.m.  -  A test Tornado Watch is issued for all of Wisconsin by the Storm Prediction Center

1:45 p.m.  -  NWS offices in Wisconsin issue test Tornado Warnings using actual Tornado Warning code (broadcast will state this is a test)

2 p.m.  - Drill ends with the issuances of test Severe Weather Statements


In addition to the statewide drill, a separate test Tornado Warning will be issued at 6:45 pm for Outagamie County only.  This test warning will NOT use the actual Tornado Warning code, but will use the RWT.

Click here for more information about Tornado and Severe Weather Awareness Week.


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