Wyoming Severe Weather Awareness Week - April 7-11

The National Weather Service and the Wyoming Office of Homeland Security have designated
the week of April 7 – 11 as Wyoming Severe Weather Awareness Week.  Each morning
this week the National Weather Service in Riverton will issue Public Information Statements
focusing on a different topic each day.  Here is a list of the daily topics for this week.
Monday...Thunderstorms and definitions
Tuesday...NOAA Weather Radio
Wednesday...Tornadoes and the statewide tornado drill
Thursday...Flooding and flash flooding
Friday...Preparedness
Click here to view each day’s Public Information Statement.

On Wednesday, April 9 a statewide tornado drill will be conducted.  A test tornado watch will begin at 10:00 a.m. MDT.  This will be followed by a test tornado warning issued at 10:30 a.m. and cancelled at 10:45 a.m.  The test tornado watch will end at 11:00 a.m.  This drill is designed for emergency management officials, organizations, and broadcast media to educate people about weather hazards and safety and to test communications systems.  Communities and schools are encouraged to test emergency response plans and communications during the drill.

You do not need to take any action during the drill.  However, you are encouraged to familiarize yourself with safety rules.  This will ensure you know how to protect yourself and your family if hazardous weather threatens.  Visit our Spring/Summer Weather Safety webpage to learn more about hazardous weather and weather safety.

An actual tornado warning would mean a tornado has been sighted or indicated by radar and that you should take immediate shelter.  Tornado warnings are distributed through NOAA Weather Radio, local television and radio stations, cable television systems, and outdoor warning sirens.

 

 

 



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