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Posted on: April 4, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Severe storms this evening and tonight

Lighting flash in a dark stormy sky

UPDATED APRIL 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. Please do not rely on outdoor warning sirens, as the sound may not adequately penetrate a home to awake sleeping residents. Allen Emergency Management recommends using at least two methods of weather alerting to stay aware, which should include an NOAA weather radio. Learn more about storm and tornado safety.

Stay connected for closure, emergency information 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.

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