Tornado Drill in Nebraska This Week

The week of March 14-18, 2011 has been designated as Severe Weather Awareness Week in Nebraska


Wednesday, March 16th
Between 10 & 11 a.m. CDT
Here is the timeline:
1000 AM CDT....Drill begins.
1010 AM CDT...Weather Forecast Office in Sioux Falls issues a TEST Tornado Warning for portions of northeast Nebraska.
1020 AM CDT...Weather Service Office in Sioux Falls issues a SVS to end the Tornado Warning.
1100 AM CDT...Drill sequence ends for the entire state of Nebraska.

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 that 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 All-Hazards Weather Radio, 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. 

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