State Wide Tornado Drill 2018
City of Delavan outdoor warning Sirens to Sound for Drill
on April 12th 2018 at 1:45PM
A mock tornado watch will be issued April 12 at 1 p.m., followed by a state-wide mock tornado warning at 1:45 p.m. Many radio and TV stations across the state will issue the test tornado warnings. In addition, mock alerts will be issued on NOAA Weather Radios and many communities will sound their tornado sirens to test their emergency severe weather plans. Later, a mock tornado warning will be issued at 6:45 p.m. to give families and second-shift workers a chance to practice their emergency plans.
Two drills on one day!
1:45pm – National Weather Service issues mock tornado warning for all of Wisconsin (a warning means a tornado has been sighted or indicated on weather radar. Move to a place of safety immediately). SIRENS TO SOUND.
6:55p.m. – Mock Tornado Warning SIRENS WILL NOT SOUND – RADIO DRILL ONLY
MADISON, Wis. — Gov. Scott Walker has declared April 9-13 as Wisconsin’s Tornado and Severe Weather Awareness Week. Wisconsin Emergency Management, the National Weather Service (NWS) and the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association (WBA) have once again teamed up to sponsor the state-wide tornado drills scheduled for Thursday, April 12.
Schools, businesses, families, and individuals have two opportunities to test their emergency plans during the April 12 state-wide tornado drills. The drills are part of the annual spring severe weather campaign to encourage everyone in Wisconsin to be ready for possible tornadoes and severe weather.