Reminder, the National Weather Service (NWS) will be conducting a virtual tornado drill this year on Thursday, April 15, 2021. There will not be a test tornado watch or warning that comes out of the NWS office in Wisconsin or Minnesota. So, no Emergency Alert System (EAS) message will be sent to TV/radio or alerting on NOAA Weather Radio. Also, WEA (Wireless Emergency Alerts) will not go off on cell phones.
Instead, the NWS asks everyone to take a few minutes (at 1:45 p.m. if possible), which was when the test tornado warning was supposed to go out, to practice your own tornado and severe weather safety plans with co-workers and family members.
Tornado Safety Tips:
- Evacuate to an interior room or hallway, and on the lowest level if it is safe to do so.
- Stay away from windows, glass, and large open areas.
- Protect your head and face; get under a steady surface or structure if one is available.