April 12-16, 2021 was Tornado and Severe Weather Safety Week in Wisconsin, but this information is relevant throughout the year. Thus, this article will remain on the right side of the wqow.com/weather page until next winter. Included in this story are weather facts and tips on how to stay safe from all types of threats thunderstorm season brings.
Following are different topics the Stormtracker 18 Weather Team focused on this year in preparation for severe weather season.
Click HERE to learn about how to determine if lightning that you see is close enough to be a threat.
Click HERE to learn the risk from the deadliest threat of thunderstorms, and the deadliest weather risk apart from heat waves.
Click HERE to learn how Severe Thunderstorm wind gusts differ from tornadoes, and in some cases pose a larger threat.
Click HERE to learn how, when, and where to best seek shelter from a tornado and/or severe thunderstorm. Chief Meteorologist Matt Schaefer also explains what to do if you live on an upper floor apartment with no interior rooms, though the answer is never perfect and both every building and every storm is different.
WHAT TO EXPECT FROM US
Click HERE for information on how to get warnings, the differences between a watch, warning, and emergency, and what you can expect from the Stormtracker 18 Weather Team when alerts are issued.