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Severe Weather Awareness Week

April 21st through the 25th is Severe Weather Awareness Week in Minnesota. More information on Severe Weather Awareness Week activities in Minnesota can be obtained from the Minnesota Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management.

Tornado Watch/Warning Drills

The National Weather Service, Wisconsin Emergency Management, the Minnesota Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, and other state, county and local agencies have come together to host Severe Weather Awareness Week activities. On Thursday, April 24th, simulated tornado watches and warnings will be issued to test the statewide warning and communications systems. The schedule for April 24th is as follows:

  • 1:00 PM:  The National Weather Service will issue a simulated tornado watch for Minnesota and Wisconsin.
  • 1:45 PM:  The National Weather Service will issue a simulated tornado warning for Minnesota counties.   Murray County will activate outdoor warning siren systems.
  • 6:55 PM:  Another simulated tornado warning will be issued for Minnesota counties including Murray County.

Remember; be aware of severe weather as it can happen upon us very quickly. Be prepared and stay safe this spring and summer season! 

If you are interested in finding out more information on staying safe and preparing for severe weather, visit one of these web sites below to learn more.

Sources for more information:
www.Ready.Gov
www.weather.gov/om/severeweather/index.shtml
http://www.severeweather.state.mn.us/
http://www.fema.gov/areyouready/tornadoes.shtm