Next week is Severe Weather Preparedness Week

ABERDEEN, S.D.(HubCityRadio)- Coming up next week in South Dakota is Severe Weather Preparedness Week.

Meteorologist Kelly Serr with the National Weather Service in Aberdeen prepares us for the weather in the spring & summer months.

Serr explains the difference between a watch and a warning.

Serr talks about what to do if you hear thunder in the area.

In years past during this week, the National Weather Service would issue Tornado Watch & Warning on Wednesday.  That is not occuring this year.  Serr explains why.

Brown County will run the sirens on Wednesday at 10:30AM.

Flooding can be an issues at times, Serr tells us what to do if you run into a flooded road.

Heat can become an issue in the summertime.  Serr talks about what the heat index needs to be to trigger High Heat Advisory & Watches.

You can learn more about the various topics discussed by the National Weather Service at

Severe Weather Preparedness Week runs from April 25th-29th.