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Severe Weather Awareness Week is scheduled for March 25-29, 2019 as a precursor to the spring season’s risk for severe weather. This week provides an opportunity to increase awareness of, and response to, severe weather hazards. Specific topics which will be addressed during this week include flash floods, tornadoes, severe thunderstorms, weather warnings, and family preparedness.
A statewide tornado drill will occur Wednesday, March 27 from at 10 a.m. A test will also be issued through the National Weather Service Facebook and Twitter pages. People are encouraged to practice any actions that would be taken in the event of a real tornado.
If severe weather occurs on the day of the drill, it will be moved to Thursday, Mar. 28.There is sometimes confusion between a Severe Thunderstorm Watch and a Severe Thunderstorm Warning. The information below provides the difference.
Daily topics for the week of March 25-29 include:
Click here (PDF) to learn more about the frequently asked questions about tornado sirens.
Click here (PDF) to learn more about when the sirens are activated.
Visit the National Weather Service for more safety information.