Severe Weather Awareness

Weather in Minnesota varies seasonally from warm and humid in the summer to cold and snowy in the winter. At some point, it will snow and temperatures will drop below zero. There will be ice on the roads. High winds will raise the risk of being outdoors from hazardous to life-threatening. There will be floods, heat waves, severe storms, hail and lightning, tornadoes and wildfires.

While we can't prevent hazardous weather, there are some simple steps everyone can take to stay safe and protect themselves:

If you have questions or want more information please contact Public Safety.

  1. Spring Severe Weather Awareness
  2. Winter Hazardous Weather

For more than 25 years, the State of Minnesota has conducted a Severe Weather Awareness Week in April in partnership with the National Weather Service and local governments. A statewide tornado drill is part of that event.

The Severe Weather Awareness Week campaign helps teach Minnesotans about weather hazards and provides resources to minimize the risks associated with severe weather. Using the Minnesota Severe Weather Awareness Week website as a guide, everyone is encouraged to make a plan, build an emergency kit and practice drills.