Welcome to the Near North Severe Weather Alliance (NNSWA)
The Near North Severe Weather Alliance is currently reconstructing this webpage. Work should be fully completed in the next two-three months. Thank you for your patience.
We have uploaded a media player to the site for your enjoyment. When we have no new material to display, we will have our "tornado siren" blowing. Enjoy! Hey, ever wonder what a tornado sounds like up close well turn up your speakers and listen in!
Is the Near North under the gun for severe weather? We have a three color code system to better prepare you for severe storms.
CODE GREEN= No strong or severe storms expected. There may be a shower or light thunderstorms but they will remain well below severe limits.
CODE YELLOW= Strong to severe storms are possible within a 5 hour period but these may be dropped or extended. This DOES NOT mean that strong to severe storms will occur but is only a precaution to be prepared for the development of strong to severe storms.
= Strong to severe storms are imminent within the Near North. We will give details of where these storms may hit and at what time. This type of alert may last up to 3 hours but these may be dropped or extended. During severe storms, seek immediate shelter and stay tuned to your local media outlet for further information. We work with AM 600 CKAT and 102 FM "The Fox", thus, tune in to these stations for weather updates. Report all severe weather damage to your local law enforcement.
Current Color Code:GREEN
UPDATED:2001/2/20 7:19 pm
Current Color Code (see legend above):GREEN
The Near North Severe Weather Alliance has constructed a quiz on Tornado Safety and What you should do if one approches. Enjoy!
The NNSWA is looking ahead and is looking into emergency sirens in case a severe storm bears down upon a town or city in the Near North. Here's a short clip of a demonstration of a tornado siren system in the U.S.
You'll need Quicktime player to play this video.
Tornado Siren video
The date today is:
It has been 1 year since some of the most violent tornadoes on the planet struck Oklahoma and Kansas with full F5 tornadic force. One such tornado was clocked with 318 mph(512 km/h) winds! The fastest wind ever recorded on Earth! Click on the link below to link to our special page.
Check out our new Winter Recreation Page by clicking on the picture below.
The NNSWA would like volunteers to report weather conditions from their locations. Only requirement,
you must live in the Near North. For more info, call the NNSWA at 472-7797 or email us at
Do you like to the most early warning for your safety.
Sign up for the NNSWA "First Alert Weather Warning System (FAWWS)"
It's free and you will be emailed whenever a weather watch or warning comes up.
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