Severe Weather Awareness Week (April)
The Severe Weather Awareness Week
campaign helps teach Minnesotans about weather hazards and provides resources to minimize the risks associated with severe weather. Using this site as a guide, everyone is encouraged to make a plan, build an emergency kit and practice drills. The campaign and the scheduled statewide tornado drills are conducted in collaboration with the State of Wisconsin and the National Weather Service. Check back here every March for more information about this event.
Future Minnesota Severe Weather Awareness Weeks
- April 12-16, 2021: Tornado Drill Day on Thursday, April 15.
- April 4-8, 2022: Tornado Drill Day on Thursday, April 7.
- April 17-21, 2023: Tornado Drill Day on Thursday, April 20.
- April 8-12, 2024: Tornado Drill Day on Thursday, April 11.
- April 7- 11, 2025: Tornado Drill Day on Thursday, April 10.
Winter Hazard Awareness Week (November)
To help Minnesotans minimize the risks and hazards of winter, the Minnesota Department of Public Safety — in collaboration with the National Weather Service and other state, federal and non-profit agencies — sponsors Winter Hazard Awareness Week to educate, inform, remind and reinforce the behaviors and actions that lead to a warm, safe and enjoyable winter season.
The week-long educational campaign includes web-based information and materials to assist citizens and communities in preparing for winter weather risks. Check back here every October for more information about this event.
Future Winter Hazard Awareness Weeks
- November 9 - 13, 2020
- November 15-19, 2021
- November 14-18, 2022
- November 13-17, 2023
- November 18-22, 2024
- November 17-21, 2025