The National Weather Service has postponed a statewide test of their tornado warning system due to this morning's inclement weather. The test, which was originally going to be done this morning, will now be conducted Friday at 10:30 a.m.
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Typically during the third full week of April, right as thunderstorm season approaches in the region, the National Weather Service proclaims Severe Weather Awareness Week in Wyoming. Tom Frieders, warning coordination meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Billings, explains what this week is all about.
Just last year alone, Frieders says the NWS received 150 reports of severe weather across the state - and there were four confirmed tornadoes. He says these tornadoes were weaker than some of the larger ones that frequent the plains and Midwest regions.
As part of the awareness week, a test tornado warning will be issued at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday across Wyoming. The NWS urges businesses, schools, local and state government agencies to use this test as an opportunity to practice emergency procedures.
Frieders shares some tips about preparing for hazardous weather with the National Weather Service's "Ready, Set, Go" theme.
Again, the test tornado warning will take place at 10:30 Wednesday morning.