(Undated) -- Douglas and Sarpy counties announce the schedules for their severe weather tests.
In Douglas County, routine monthly siren testing will occur on the first Wednesday of each month at 11:00 AM throughout the severe weather season. Routine monthly testing of the Outdoor Warning Siren System will occur at 11:00 AM on March 2, April 6, May 4, June 1, July 6, August 3, September 7 and October 5, 2022. Each monthly siren test will consist of a single sounding.
There will also be a system-wide special siren test on March 23, around 10:00 AM as part of the National Weather Service Severe Weather Awareness Week. This special test will consist of a single sounding. The specific time of the sounding will be formally announced by the National Weather Service.
Testing of sirens is on a weather-permitting basis and will not be performed if threatening weather exists.
In Sarpy County, Sarpy County sirens will be tested on the first Saturday of each month at 10:00 a.m. The county’s first siren test of 2022 will be this Saturday, March 5, and will include two soundings at 10:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. The other testings will be on April 2, May 7, June 4, July 2, Aug. 6, Sept. 3, Oct. 1.