Tornado and Severe Weather Awareness Week

Next week is Tornado and Severe Weather Awareness Week in Wisconsin. The National Weather Service in Wisconsin and Wisconsin Emergency Management hope you will take time to go over weather safety plans so that you'll be ready when severe weather strikes. 

On Thursday, April 16, a tornado drill will be conducted. At 1 pm., a test Tornado Watch will be issued for all of Wisconsin and will be broadcast on NOAA Weather Radio. 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 real Tornado Warning code. The drill will conclude at 2 pm.

The drill will be postponed to Friday if significant severe weather threatens on Thursday.

During the awareness week, everyone should practice their weather safety plans--at home, work, and school. The time to prepare is before the storms hit.

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