Weather Alert

Statewide tornado drill scheduled as part of Severe Weather Awareness Week

This week is Severe Weather Awareness Week in the state, which will include a statewide tornado drill Wednesday morning.  The test watch begins at 10:00 Wednesday morning, followed by a test warning at 10:15.  That’s when sirens will sound, followed by an all-clear message by 10:30. 

National Weather Service offices, along with local emergency managers and the state Office of Emergency Management, are taking part in Severe Weather Awareness week through Friday.  Kelly Serr, a National Weather Service Warning Coordination Meteorologist, said it’s time to start thinking about what might lie ahead.

Serr said getting that message across can be difficult with the cooler weather of the last few weeks.

Wednesday’s tornado drill includes the activation of storm sirens, but Serr said people should have more than one way to get notified.

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(Thanks in part, KCCR)

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