Tornado Drill: Thursday 4/18 in MN, Friday 4/19 in WI

In Minnesota, the statewide tornado drill is scheduled for Thursday, April 18th.

  • 1:00 p.m. CDT - A test tornado watch will be issued
  • 1:45 p.m. CDT - A test tornado warning will be issued
  • 2:00 p.m. CDT - A test severe weather statement at the end of the warning
  • 6:55 p.m. CDT - A test tornado warning will be issued
  • 7:10 p.m. CDT - A test severe weather statement at the end of the warning

In Wisconsin, the statewide tornado drill has been postponed until Friday, April 19th.

  • 1:00 p.m. CDT - A test tornado watch will be issued
  • 1:45 p.m. CDT - A test tornado warning will be issued
  • 2:00 p.m. CDT - All clear message (end of drill)

Live Emergency Alert System (EAS) codes will be aired over weather radios.

Please practice your tornado action plans when these drills are conducted.



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