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Additional Heavy Rain in the Southwest into Sodden Texas, Spreading East This Week

An upper trough tapping into tropical moisture will continue producing locally heavy rain from the Southwest and Four Corners into Texas. Willa remnants deepen across Texas on Wednesday forming into a coastal low that is forecast to move slowly eastward into the Florida Panhandle later this week. Meanwhile, a system in the Northeast may produce several inches of snow across portions of Maine. Read More >

This is Tornado and Severe Weather Awareness Week in Wisconsin

There will be a statewide tornado drill on Thursday, April 12th.  This will be an ideal time to practice your plans at work and at home during a Tornado Warning.  A Test Tornado Watch will be issued at 1pm, followed by a Test Tornado Warning at 1:45pm.  These will both end at 2pm.  Following this will be a second tornado drill in the evening with a Test Tornado Warning issued at 6:45pm, which will end at 7pm.  

2018 Wisconsin Statewide Tornado Drill

Throughout the week, we will be discussing how you can stay safe in severe weather situations.  It all starts with having a plan for what to do when severe weather occurs.  Then, you need to have a way to receive severe weather forecasts and alerts.  Once you get the alerts, the final and most important step is to take action and seek shelter.  

Tornado and Severe Weather Safety Week 2018

Where do you go when severe weather occurs?  Here are some common, vulnerable situations.

Sheltering locations

What if you are driving?

What if you are at school?

Weather Sources

It is not a matter of IF, but when...

NWS Milwaukee Tornadoes from 1980-2017

If you have any questions/comments, please contact Warning Coordination Meteorologist Tim Halbach at