This Is Only A Test: Michigan Statewide Tornado Drill is April 11
Spring means severe weather and the State of Michigan wants to make sure everyone is ready with a state-wide tornado drill.
It's Michigan. We've had a shot of warm weather, snow, rain, snow again, sleet, snow again, thunderstorms and more Spring storms are sure to follow.
Since 1950, 25 tornadoes have struck Kalamazoo County. Michigan Committee for Severe Weather Awareness tells us "tornadoes generally develop from severe thunderstorms, and are more likely to occur when warm, humid air along the ground is forced up rapidly by cooler air and develops into a spinning funnel. According to the National Weather Service, these conditions are most likely to occur in the spring and summer months."
Be listening for the sirens at 11 am on April 11 and make sure you are prepared in the event of a tornado.