Tornado Drill 2018

posted Apr 12, 2018, 4:55 AM by Ryan Quinn
A statewide Tornado Watch Drill will take place today (Thursday) at 1:00pm, followed by a Tornado Warning Drill at 1:45pm, and a second Tornado Warning Drill at 6:45pm. 

This radio station, along with radio and TV stations across the state will be participating in these drills, in addition to alerts being issued on NOAA weather radios. 

Schools, businesses, and families are encouraged to test their emergency preparedness plans during this time. 

Barron County will be activating our countywide severe weather sirens during the 1:45pm and 6:45pm drills.  

These drills are part of the annual spring severe weather campaign to encourage everyone in Wisconsin to be ready for tornadoes and severe weather. 

According to the National Weather Service, Wisconsin averages 23 tornadoes annually.

Most recent events include the EF-3 Tornado that struck Barron, Rusk, and Price Counties in 2017, killing one and injuring 25.