Outdoor Warning Sirens
When the National Weather Service notifies St Croix County Emergency Communications of severe thunderstorm warnings or tornado warnings the sirens will be activated in the affected quadrants. Our goal is to protect or minimize the risk of injury to the public.
Quadrant Based Storm Notification
- Quadrant One: Hudson, North Hudson, Roberts and Hammond
- Quadrant Two: Somerset (Village and Township), Star Prairie (Village and Township), New Richmond and Deer Park
- Quadrant Three: Deer Park and Glenwood City
- Quadrant Four: Woodville, Baldwin and Hammond
While the sirens located in Hammond and Deer Park will be assigned to multiple quadrants their sirens will only be activated once for each event. Learn more about the quadrant system by reading through the press release (PDF) from the county.
Watches & Warnings Defined
- Watch: Conditions are favorable for severe weather to develop.
- Warning: Severe thunderstorms are occurring or tornado has been sighted or indicated by weather radar.
Tornadoes are unpredictable and can cause injury, death and structural damage. Severe thunderstorms can also cause injury and/or death, structural damage and may produce tornado(s) with little or no warning.
Testing Outdoor Sirens
The St Croix County Emergency Communications Center tests/activates all outdoor warning sirens in St Croix County the first Wednesday of each month at approximately 11 a.m.
For Your Safety
The siren is designed to alert people to get in and tune in when outside. If you hear the siren sounding, get inside and tune to your radio, TV, internet or NOAA weather radio for information. St. Croix County encourages residents to purchase a NOAA weather radio. When other forms of technology are not available a NOAA weather radio will provide necessary emergency information.
Take shelter if needed to protect yourself and/or family.
St Croix County does not issue an “all clear” tone on sirens. Such a notice could be confusing to residents in the event of additional warnings.