Severe Weather Awareness Week in Minnesota and Wisconsin: April 20-24

The National Weather Service, along with the Homeland Security and Emergency Management offices in Minnesota and Wisconsin have designated the week of April 20-24, 2009 as Severe Weather Awareness Week, in their respective states.   This is a great time to get educated about the dangers of severe weather, and it is encouraged to go over safety plans to prepare yourself for when severe weather strikes.

In order to prepare for the severe weather season, a statewide tornado drill will take place on Thursday afternoon, between 1 pm and 2 pm.  This may be treated as an actual tornado warning, and is therefore a great opportunity to practice what you would do if faced with life-threatening severe weather.

**Should severe weather be present anywhere within Minnesota and Wisconsin on the day of the drill, the test watch and warnings will be postponed until Friday.

Please check out our Severe Weather Awareness Page to get important information about the above topics, along with other information to prepare yourself for the severe weather season. 

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