Tornado Watch means weather conditions are favorable for tornado development and are possible in the area. Remain alert for approaching storms and changing weather conditions.
Tornado Warning means a tornado has been sighted in the area by spotters or indicated by weather radar.
Seek shelter immediately in a designated shelter area. Severe Weather sirens will sound when Northfield is in the path of the tornado and an Ole Alert will be sent.
Thunderstorms are heavy rain storms that include thunder, lightning and the possibility of damaging hail. Remain indoors away from windows to avoid lightning strikes and hail injuries.
Severe Weather Siren Tests are conducted by the City of Northfield the first Wednesday of every month at 1:00 pm. Sirens are located throughout Northfield and the St. Olaf Siren is located on top of the Center for Art & Dance building. Sirens are meant to warn people outside of buildings and are not designed to be heard inside every building.
Local Television Weather Resources Include:
Channel 4 WCCO
Channel 5 KSTP
Channel 9 KMSP
Channel 11 KARE
Local Radio Stations Weather Resources Include: