Joplin will test the outdoor warning sirens today, 01 July, at 10:00 AM. Please note that this is a test.
Out siren testing policy is as follows:
Storm sirens will be audibly tested on the first Monday of each month at 1000 hrs.
The monthly audible siren test will last for one minute.
Audible Testing will NOT take place:
During times when thunderstorms are predicted in the area, or are actually in the area
During freezing weather conditions
If the sirens are not audibly tested due to either of the above situations, the sirens will be audibly tested at the next regularly scheduled date and time. There will be no "make-up" audible test.
Siren repair - audible testing will only occur following a minimal time period needed to notify the media and public that a siren will be audibly tested. This is usually 24 hours' notice.
We encourage the use of NOAA weather radios, as well as severe weather warning apps for your smartphone, as means of receiving up-to-the-date weather information.