Statewide Tornado Drills Set For Today
For more than 20 years, the state of Minnesota has conducted a Severe Weather Awareness Week in partnership with the National Weather Service and local governments. Today's statewide tornado drills are part of that event. 103.7 the Loon along with other radio & TV stations will be participating in the drill.
- 1:00 p.m. All six weather National Weather Service offices that serve Minnesota will issue a simulated tornado watch.
- 1:45 p.m. The National Weather Service will issue a simulated tornado warning for Minnesota counties. Most cities and counties will activate outdoor warning siren systems.
- 2:00 p.m. The National Weather Service will issue an "End of Test" message.
- 6:55 pm. The National Weather Service offices will issue another simulated tornado warning. Most cities and counties will again activate outdoor warning siren systems.
- 7:10 pm. The National Weather Service will again issue an "End of Test" message.
It is recommended that we use this time to create a weather-ready plan and discuss it with our families. Here's to a safe summer!