Weather

Weather

Milwaukee County Emergency Management is responsible for the operation of the forty-eight outdoor warning sirens located throughout Milwaukee County. These sirens are electronically tested daily to determine their serviceability. This testing is done by radio at approximately 2:00 a.m. An audible test of the sirens is done on the second Wednesday of each month, weather permitting. The results of these tests are reviewed and forwarded on to the contracted servicing agency to affect any repairs that may be necessary.

 

It is important to emphasize that these are outdoor warning devices and the sirens are not designed to be heard inside buildings. If a siren is heard, take shelter immediately and seek information.  Weather information can be received through the media (television, radio), internet, NOAA weather radio, and various mobile phone apps.

 

The Milwaukee Office of the National Weather Service (http://www.crh.noaa.gov/mkx/), local media, the Weather Channel (http://www.weather.com), or a NOAA Weather Radio provides information to help keep current on approaching weather and potential severe weather warnings.