Mock tornado warnings scheduled for Thursday

***UPDATE*** Due to the potential for strong storms and an isolated funnel cloud, the 6:45 PM tornado warning test has been cancelled.

Thursday, April 11, 2024 is the day to really figure out what you will do if a tornado warning is issued for your area.

It’s Severe weather awareness week and the National Weather Service will be conducting two mock tornado warnings today so people can practice their plans to get to safety. The test times of 1:45 PM and 6:45 PM were picked so most workers can do the test at work and then again at home.

Some municipalities will sound their tornado sirens during the warning and some may choose not to. The National Weather Service says they will not be utilizing the push alert to cell phones during this test.

Wisconsin averages 23 tornadoes per year, with most tornadoes occurring in the 3 to 9 P.M. time-frame. The busiest spin-up hour is 6 to 7 P.M. The peak tornado season in Wisconsin is May through August, with June having the greatest number of tornadoes.