“Tornado drill is a go”
The National Weather Service says all Wisconsin offices are a “Go” for Thursday’s statewide tornado drill. At 1:00 p.m., the National Weather Service will issue a statewide test tornado watch and at 1:45 p.m. a statewide test tornado warning. The drill ends at 2:00 p.m.. There is no risk of severe weather in the state on Thursday, with only a chance of scattered showers for southeastern Wisconsin.
Many Wisconsin radio and TV stations will participate in the drill. In addition, NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards (also known as emergency weather radios) will issue alert messaging. Many outdoor warning sirens across the state will also be activated. This is an ideal opportunity for schools, businesses and families to practice safety procedures for severe weather.
This drill is possible through a partnership with the National Weather Service, Wisconsin Broadcasters Association and Wisconsin Emergency Management.