Tornado Drill Sirens Sound Across Minn. in Heavy Snow
Tornado sirens sounded Thursday afternoon and evening as snow fell across the state.
It's part of Severe Weather Awareness Week and the state-wide tornado drills. The first siren went off at 1:45 p.m. and the second sounded at 6:55 p.m.
Officials say the tests are meant to give you a chance to practice what to do if there's a tornado.
According to the National Weather Service, Minnesota experiences an average of 40 tornadoes per year. The state set a record of 104 in 2010.
Wisconsin has postponed their statewide tornado drill Thursday because of the threat of severe weather.