StormReady: Severe Weather Overview

Severe weather refers to any weather event that poses a threat to life and or property. During the summer months, the main severe weather threats include severe thunderstorms, tornadoes, flash flooding and extreme heat.

In Wisconsin, our severe weather season usually runs from mid-April through early September, with the highest number of severe weather events occurring during the months of May, June and July.

Severe weather is most likely to occur during the late afternoon and early evening hours, which is near or just after peak heating of the day. However, severe weather is possible at all times of the day and night. Its occurrence is highly dependent on the type of atmospheric conditions that are present.

Because severe weather can occur very rapidly, it is very important to prepare ahead of time.

Click here for more information on how to prepare you and your family for severe weather.