National Weather Service United States Department of Commerce

April 12-16, 2021 is Severe Weather Awareness Week in both Minnesota and Wisconsin.


Each day a different preparedness topic will be covered, including statewide tornado drills on Thursday, April 15th.


Our Severe Weather preparedness page can be found at:

Daily Topics:

On Thursday, April 15th, statewide tornado drills will be held at 1:45 p.m. and 6:45 p.m. CDT for Minnesota and Wisconsin.  Outdoor sirens may be used in some communities for the drill and NOAA Weather Radios will be activated using test wording.  Take advantage of these drills to test your action and shelter plans.