Rock Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Public Information Statement
Statement as of 1:39 PM CDT on April 23, 2014

...Tornado test drill remains on schedule for Thursday...

As part of tornado and severe weather awareness week in Wisconsin...a test Tornado Watch and Tornado Warning drill is scheduled for early Thursday afternoon...April 24th.

Widespread rain showers are expected over Wisconsin during much of Thursday with a few embedded thunderstorms in the central and south as low pressure moves across the upper Midwest. However...no severe weather is expected.

After coordination with Wisconsin emergency management...as well as the Wisconsin broadcasters association and the emergency communications board...the test Tornado Watch and Tornado Warning will proceed as scheduled on Thursday.

The test Tornado Watch will be issued for all of Wisconsin at 1 PM CDT Thursday. The test Tornado Warning will be issued for all of Wisconsin at 145 PM CDT Thursday. The Tornado Watch and warning test will conclude at 2 PM CDT.

During the drill...this will be a good time for businesses...schools... hospitals and families to practice their safe procedures for severe weather.