Tornado Drill Sirens Sound Across Minn. in Heavy Snow

Updated: 04/18/2013 7:09 PM By: Jennie Olson

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.