UPDATED MARCH 4 AT 9:23 A.M. - There is an enhanced risk of severe thunderstorms this evening between 9-11 p.m. All modes of severe weather are possible with high winds and large hail being the primary threat. There is a low chance for tornadoes. Discrete cells may move across the area around 9-10 p.m., and the main front should pass through at 10-11 p.m. Storm activity should be through the area by midnight.
Remember, sirens aren’t just for tornadoes!
Allen operates 26 outdoor warning sirens that sound during severe weather events, including:
- Large hail greater than 1 inch in diameter
- Winds greater than 70 mph
- Tornado warnings naming Allen in the path
Allen uses data from the National Weather Service, weather radars, and trained storm spotters/public safety officers to determine when these criteria are met. Allen’s outdoor warning sirens are designed to alert people outdoors of the need to find shelter and seek information. You may not be able to hear them indoors as other noises or insulation can muffle the tone. Allen Emergency Management recommends using phone apps, TV/radio reports, and NOAA weather radios to receive warnings while indoors. Learn more about storm and tornado safety.
Stay connected for closure, emergency information
CityofAllen.org is the primary source of closure and emergency information for the City of Allen. Residents also enroll in Hyper-Reach Emergency Notifications to get rapid alerts about urgent situations with a telephone call, text and/or email message.
During emergencies, the primary social media channel used to share information is the City of Allen Facebook page.