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Strong to Severe Storms, Flooding Possible Tonight...Dangerous Heat Thu & Fri

Strong to severe storms could impact the area tonight with a threat for flash flooding and damaging winds. Dangerous heat then moves in Thursday, potentially continuing into Saturday. Heat Advisories and Warnings are in effect. Read More >

Overview

Our area experiences the full range of severe thunderstorm hazards - from tornadoes to flash flooding to severe thunderstorm wind gusts. Here are some safety ideas for thunderstorm hazards.

In addition, Severe Weather Awareness Week is held each spring to review these hazards and promote safety ideas.

Severe Weather Awareness Weeks:
STATE DATE Tornado Drill Day
Iowa March 25-29, 2019 March 27 (10:15 a.m.) - Using live TOR EAS Code
Minnesota April 8-12, 2019 April 11 (1:45 p.m. and 6:45 p.m.) - Using live TOR EAS Code
Wisconsin April 8-12, 2019 April 11 (1:45 p.m. and 6:45 p.m.) - Using live TOR EAS Code