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Tornadoes & Severe Weather​ 

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Storm Front 

Watches, Warnings or Advisories for Wisconsin (Link)

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Before a Tornado...or Severe Weather

 

  • Listen to NOAA Weather Radio or to KFIZ (AM1450) or K107 (FM107.1) or television newscasts for the latest information. In any emergency, always listen to the instructions given by local emergency management officials.

Approaching Storms...

  • Be alert to changing weather conditions. Look for approaching storms.
  • Look for the following danger signs:
  • Dark, often greenish sky - large hail - large, dark low-lying cloud - rotation - load roar
  • If you see approaching storms or any of the danger signs, be prepared to take shelter immediately. (Inside a well-built structure and away from windows) 
  • TORNADO WATCH: An indication of possible severe weather.
  • TORNADO WARNING: Severe weather/tornado sighting occurs. (Sirens Activated)

 After a storm... 

  • Stay out of damaged buildings.
  • Watch out for fallen power lines or broken gas lines and report them to the utility company immediately.
  • Use battery-powered flashlights when examining buildings – do NOT use candles. 
  • If you smell gas or hear a blowing or hissing noise, open a window and get everyone out of the building quickly and call the gas company or fire department.


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​NOAA and National Weather Service 

 

Weather Safety

 

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Example of a severe weather alert:
 
 
WEATHER ALERT for WI - Fond du Lac County - Tue 4/30/2013 4:43 AM
 
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS.
 
PREPARE IMMEDIATELY FOR LARGE HAIL & DEADLY CLOUD TO GROUND LIGHTNING. SEEK SHELTER INSIDE A WELL-BUILT STRUCTURE. STAY AWAY FROM WINDOWS.
 
LARGE HAIL.DAMAGING WINDS & CONTINUOUS CLOUD TO GROUND LIGHTNING IS OCCURRING WITH THIS STORM. MOVE INDOORS IMMEDIATELY. LIGHTNING KILLS. REMEMBER.IF YOU CAN HEAR THUNDER.YOU ARE CLOSE ENOUGH TO BE STRUCK BY LIGHTNING.
 
 
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Your Eyes on the Skies
 
Storm spotters provide valuable information on all types of weather hazards to meteorologists in their local National Weather Service forecast offices. Meteorologists use this information, especially when it comes to severe storms, to create a more complete picture of area weather conditions.
 
The SKYWARN program helps improve the timeliness and accuracy of weather warnings. When coupled with Doppler radar imagery, satellite and other data, reports from storm spotters help forecasters know exactly what is happening on the ground with rapidly developing storms.
 
“The more lead time we can provide with our warnings, the more time people have to take cover from life-threatening storms,” says Christopher Maier, who oversees the national SKYWARN program.
 
 
 

 

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LIGHTNING KILLS.

REMEMBER, IF YOU CAN HEAR THUNDER, YOU ARE CLOSE ENOUGH TO BE STRUCK BY LIGHTNING.