Severe Weather Awareness

Weather in Minnesota varies seasonally from warm and humid in the summer, to cold and snowy in the winter. While we can't prevent hazardous weather, there are some simple steps everyone can take to stay safe and protect themselves:

  1. Spring Severe Weather Awareness
  2. Winter Hazardous Weather

For more than 25 years, every April, the State of Minnesota conducts a Severe Weather Awareness Week 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.