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Posted on: May 3, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Severe weather possible Monday evening, May 3


Severe storms are possible in Allen this evening, May 3. The primary threat is large hail; tornadoes are also possible. Residents are advised to stay weather aware, especially between 6 and 9 p.m.

Receiving alerts

The best source of weather alerts is a NOAA all-hazards weather radio which activates when it receives a radio signal from the National Weather Service. These radios can be kept in your vehicle, in your home or carried while camping/attending an outdoor event to alert you to severe weather in your area.

Backup options include:

Outdoor sirens

To provide additional warning to people who are outdoors, Allen operates 23 outdoor warning sirens that sound during severe weather events. You may not hear them inside as air conditioning, thunder, wind, rain and other conditions can drown out the sound. Sirens are activated for:

  • Hail greater than 1 inch in size
  • Winds greater than 70 mph
  • Tornado warnings from the National Weather Service naming Allen in the path

Learn more about storm and tornado safety.

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