Wisconsin’s Severe Weather Awareness Week runs April 4th to the 8th, 2022. A statewide tornado drill is scheduled for Thursday, April 7th. Winnebago, Fond du Lac, and Outagamie counties will sound their outdoor warning sirens at each drill time.
- 1:15 p – A mock Tornado Watch message is issued through the Titan Alert system
- 1:45p – The National Weather Service issues a mock Tornado Warning and counties sound their sirens
- 2:00p – End of Tornado Drill
- 6:15p – A mock Tornado Watch message is issued through the Titan Alert system
- 6:45p – The National Weather Service issues a mock Tornado Warning and counties sound their sirens
- 7:00p – End of Tornado Drill
This year’s drill, like 2021, will not include alerts via NOAA weather radios or emergency alerts sent through TV or radio.
Please review the UW Oshkosh Emergency Procedures Guide (pages 18 & 19) prior to this drill and encourage your colleagues and students to do the same. We STRONGLY ENCOURAGE, but do not require, that students and employees participate in the drill.
If these drills don’t happen on Thursday, April 7th, due to actual severe weather, they will occur the next day, Friday, April 8th.
Many buildings on campus have maps posted on corridor walls that indicate the location of tornado shelter areas. If buildings are unmarked, use the following criteria to locate safe areas in your building.
- Move away from windows and doors.
- Go to a room marked with a Tornado or Severe Weather shelter sign.
- If you do not see a signed room, head to the lowest level of your building, avoiding windows and doorways along the way as much as possible.
Know the difference:
A Tornado Watch is issued when weather conditions are right for a tornado to develop.
A Tornado Warning is issued when a tornado has been spotted in the area and danger is imminent.
Titan Alert Information:
If you do not receive a text message or a push notification from UWO Mobile, email firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire about how to get these alerts in the future. UW Oshkosh Police Department
Risk & Safety Division