Severe WeatherPage address: https://www.mnsu.edu/security/emergencies/severe/
There is a tornado shelter location for each building on campus. In the event of potentially severe weather, it is recommended that each occupant have access to a portable AM/FM radio in order to follow weather updates.
Severe Weather Announcements
- Public warning signal (radio, TV; there will be no siren unless there is danger of tornado).
- Tune in radio to local commercial broadcast station (AM: KYSM 1230 or KTOE 1420; FM: KMSU 89.7, KXLP 94.1, KDOG 96.7, KEEZ 99.1, or KATO 93.1).
|Severe Thunderstorm Watch||Tells you when and where severe thunderstorms are likely to occur. Watch the sky and stay tuned to NOAA Weather Radio, commercial radio, or television for information.|
|Severe Thunderstorm Warning||Issued when severe weather has been reported by spotters or indicated by radar. Warnings indicate imminent danger to life and property to those in the path of the storm.|
|Tornado Watch||Tornadoes are possible. Remain alert for approaching storms. Watch the sky and stay tuned to NOAA Weather Radio, commercial radio, or television for information.|
|Tornado Warning||A tornado has been sighted or indicated by weather radar. Take shelter immediately.|
Severe Weather Information
- Tornado warning signal (3-5 minutes steady blast on Civil Defense Siren), also alert will be disseminated to MSU Security from National Severe Weather System.
Sirens are tested first Wednesday of each month at 1 p.m.
- Tornado warning announcement will be broadcast to the university's telephone system.
This is tested on the first Wednesday of each month as well.
- All persons should proceed to pre-designated tornado shelter areas. It is suggested that departments take and listen to a portable battery operated AM/FM radio to accompany you to the appropriate shelter so you are informed of weather updates, such as Tornado warning, expirations or extensions.
- Evacuate to the shelter areas - don't be sightseers!
- Secure (lock) your areas when evacuating to prevent possible thefts, take along personal valuables.