Tornado near Gifford, IL 11/17/13 Washington, IL Tornado 11/17/13
Photo by Jessie Starkey Photo by Marc Wells
STATEWIDE TORNADO DRILL March 4th - 10:00 AM
A TEST Tornado Warning will be issued for ALL Illinois counties at 10:00 AM Tuesday March 4, 2014. 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.
… TORNADO Watches & Warnings …
TORNADO WATCH - Conditions are right for some thunderstorms to produce tornadoes, usually within the next few hours.
TORNADO WARNING - A tornado has been sighted by a trained storm spotter OR an NWS meteorologist monitoring radar has detected a storm which may produce a tornado soon.