A statewide tornado drill that was delayed yesterday will take place this afternoon.
Wisconsin Emergency Management delayed the annual drill by one day, because of the heavy rains-and-snow predicted for yesterday throughout the Badger State. The tornado drill is designed to help schools and businesses practice their emergency procedures. It’s part of the annual Tornado and Severe Weather Awareness Week. A simulated tornado watch will be issued at one this afternoon, and a simulated tornado warning will go out at 1:45 – when most Wisconsinites should hear warning sirens. There were only four tornadoes in the state last year, but there have been more than 60 in the recent past. The average is 23 tornadoes for Wisconsin each year.