What is a Severe Weather Alert Day?
As part of our promise to keep you ahead of the storm, KAKE News and the KAKEland Weather team has instituted Severe Weather Alert Days.
Storms can form anywhere, at any time. But there are times when we know in advance that dangerous weather is coming. When that happens, we'll trigger a Severe Weather Alert Day.
This means KAKEland viewers may be affected by dangerous weather conditions that day.
When will you trigger a Severe Weather Alert Day?
A Severe Weather Alert Day is issued when the forecast is potentially dangerous enough to cause us to escalate our coverage. This may include tornadoes and dangerous thunderstorms.
Our goal is to give our viewers time to take necessary precautions to keep their families safe once the storms hit.
How will I know when it is a Severe Weather Alert Day?
When a Severe Weather Alert Day is announced, we will alert our viewers quickly and accurately by using all of our assets. We’ll give you the choice of how you want to be alerted to the threat of potentially dangerous weather conditions.
When you see the alert on-air, on-line or on your phone, you'll know potentially dangerous weather is going to affect you in some way.
What should I do on a Severe Weather Alert Day?
Keep it on KAKE, or logged on to kakelandweathernow.com for updates. We will let you know when and where the severe weather will strike.
You can also learn what to do to stay safe during tornadoes, lightning strikes, and high winds.
All of this information will help you plan the best way to protect your family.
And we'll keep you informed until the threat is over.