April 14, 2011 - The week of April 11-15 was Tornado & Severe Weather Awareness Week in Wisconsin. On Thursday, April 14th, a mock tornado drill was conducted. The NWS in Minneapolis/Chanhassen issued the mock (test) drill which members of the Polk County Skywarn team responded to by activating their mock weather net at 13:30. 11 hams responded to the call-out; 6 from Polk, 2 from Barron and 3 from St. Croix counties. Another drill was issued by Polk County Skywarn at 18:40 with 9 check-ins; 6 from Polk and 3 from St. Croix counties.
Chris KC9NVV thanks all the hams who participated in the drill and encourages everyone interested in Skywarn to attend the May club meeting for additional information and updates from National Weather Service.