The National Weather Service has cancelled the statewide tornado drills scheduled for Thursday, April 11 due to the snowstorm hitting the state.  Winter type weather has been experienced during Severe Weather Awareness Week a few times in recent years so maybe the Minnesota Department of Public Safety Homeland Security and Emergency Management Division might want to consider moving this event back a week or two.

In Minnesota the weather can literally change within a day. When discussing severe spring and summer weather people are more likely to pay attention if the weather is close to spring or summer-like.  That's why the National Weather Service decided to cancel the tornado drills for Thursday.

The Department of Public Safety says, "A make up date has not yet been scheduled."

No word on whether the Friday topic addressing extreme heat has been postponed but it would seem to make sense for the same reason the tornado drill day was set aside.