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The NWS and Wyoming Department of Homeland Security officials will conduct a statewide tornado drill around
10:30 A.M. MDT Wednesday, April 12, 2017
The exercise is designed to train emergency services organizations and educate people how to respond to a tornado warning. Communities may sound local warning sirens and many schools will conduct safety drills for their students. The tornado drill will also include a test of the Emergency Alert System and the test warning will interrupt local radio and television broadcasts.

You do not need to take any action during the drill. However, officials encourage you to become familiar with safety rules and make plans to protect yourself and your family when storms develop. If an actual tornado warning was issued, it means a tornado has been sighted or indicated on radar and people should take shelter immediately. Tornado warnings are disseminated through NOAA weather radio, local television and radio stations, cable television systems, and outdoor warning sirens.

This information is provided in order to inform you on the different types of severe weather we have in Wyoming and also to provide safety information related to each type. Click on one of the tabs above to learn more.

Monday, April 10: NWS Watch and Warning Program & Climatology

Tuesday, April 11: Planning for a Natural Disaster & All Hazards NOAA Weather Radio

Wednesday, April 12: Severe Weather Safety & The Statewide Tornado Drill - 10:30 a.m.

Thursday, April 13: Lightning Facts & Safety

Friday, April 14: Fire Weather

Wyoming is served by five National Weather Service offices. We issue watches and warnings for the protection of life and property. For additional information, contact your local NWS office:

Cheyenne, WY Riverton, WY Billings, MT Rapid City, SD Salt Lake City, UT

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A funnel west of Cheyenne on June 25, 2014.
Funnel west of Cheyenne - June 25, 2014.

Microburst Damage in Worland, WY - July 3rd, 2011. Photos Courtesy of James Yule.