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.
Future Minnesota Severe Weather Awareness Weeks
- April 11 - 15, 2016 - Statewide tornado drills on Thursday, April 14
April 17 - 21, 2017 - Statewide tornado drills on Thursday, April 20
April 9 - 13, 2018 - Statewide tornado drills on Thursday, April 12
April 8 - 12, 2019 - Statewide tornado drills on Thursday, April 11
April 13 - 17, 2020 - Statewide tornado drills on Thursday, April 16
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
each fall 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 a media blitz and web-based information materials to assist citizens and communities in preparing for winter weather risks. Check back here every October for more information about this event or sign-up for our email notifications.
Future Winter Hazard Awareness Weeks
- November 14 - 18, 2016
November 6 - 10, 2017
November 5 - 9, 2018
November 4 - 8, 2019
November 9 - 13, 2020