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Illinois Severe Weather Preparedness Week
March 1 - 7, 2015
STATEWIDE TORNADO DRILL: Tue March 3rd 10:00 AM
A TEST Tornado Warning will be issued for ALL Illinois counties at 10:00 AM Tuesday March 3, 2015. The warning will be broadcast on NOAA Weather Radio with the tone alarm. Many commercial radio and TV stations will also participate by relaying the TEST Tornado Warning.
The National Weather Service, the Illinois Emergency Management Agency, local EMA/ESDA offices, and local broadcasters ALL recommend that you use the time during this statewide TEST Tornado Warning to conduct a tornado drill at your business, school, home or any location where people gather.
NOW is the time to prepare...don't wait until severe storms are forecast...don't wait until it is too late!!
There is nothing we can do to stop severe thunderstorms, lightning, tornadoes or floods from developing. However, there are things that everyone can do to minimize the impacts of severe weather on our lives.
What you can do to be prepared:
"By failing to prepare you are preparing to fail."
-- Ben Franklin
Illinois Emergency Thunderstorms, Interested in Storm Spotting?
Management Agency Tornadoes & Click the SKYWARN logo
Severe Weather Guide Lightning (24.8 MB pdf) above for a list of classes
Tornadoes (Click for a larger image)
Frequency of Illinois Tornadoes 1950 - 2014 by month
Frequency of central IL tornadoes by hour of the day
Central and Southeast Illinois Tornadoes 1950 - 2014
Severe Thunderstorm Wind and Hail
Number of reports of Severe Thunderstorm Wind (blue) and Hail (pink) by Month in Central & Southeast IL (1984-2013)
Flash Flood Frequency
Frequency of reports of Flash Flooding by Month in Central &
Southeast IL (1984-2013)
Current Severe Weather Information
Hazardous Weather Outlooks Hazardous Weather Watches,
Warnings & Advisories
Click the images above for the latest information.