Illinois Severe Weather Preparedness


Illinois Severe Weather Preparedness Week

 Washington, Illinois


Tornado Drill

Illinois Statewide Tornado Drill


MONDAY: Watches & WarningsWatches vs Warnings 

TUESDAY: Tornado SafetyTornado Safety 

WEDNESDAY: Lightning SafetyLightning Safety 

THURSDAY: Flash Flood SafetyFlash Flood Safety 

FRIDAY: Severe Thunderstorm SafetySevere Thunderstorm Safety 

SATURDAY: Reception of a WarningReception of a Warning 


Tornadoes DO Happen in Cities



Tornadoes in Cities 

Chicago's Significant Tornadoes


Short Version   |    Spanish Version





Illinois Severe Weather Climatology

Flash Flood Safety 

Tornadoes by Time of Year 

Time of Day 


  • June 30th, 2014:  Widespread Damaging Winds Show the Importance of Severe Thunderstorm Warnings
  • November 17th, 2013 Tornado Outbreak:  Fourth Largest in Illinois History
  • The 1990 Plainfield F5 Tornado
  • Illinois State Climatologist Tornado Page

    Additional Information

  • NWS Central Illinois Severe Weather Preparedness Week Page
  • National Severe Weather Preparedness Page
  • Indiana Severe Weather Preparedness Week Page

    Severe Weather Guide



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