Monday, June 05, 2017

They Are More Than Just Tornado Sirens.

Last night (Sunday) was annoying and educational at the same time.  It started about 11:48PM as I was about to doze off to sleep and the outdoor warning sirens began to wail all over west Little Rock.  However, it wasn't the constant wail you would expect during a tornado warning.

After a few calls and some digging, Alyson Courtney found out it was a malfunction and the National Weather Service confirmed that to me as well.  It was finally over at 12:24AM Monday.  That was 36 minutes of my kids asking me what was going on out there!

Yes, annoying, but I discovered something new.  We are accustomed to the constant wail of a tornado warning, but there are actually 6 different tones and they all have 6 different meanings.

Here they are from the city of Little Rock website PLUS, there's a link to the siren manufacturer, Whelen.  You can actually hear recordings of the tones.  Enjoy annoying your coworkers with this today! LOL



CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO THE TONES

56 SIRENS SURROUND OUR CITY.  HERE ARE THE 6 TONES.

FROM THE CITY OF LITTLE ROCK WEBSITE AND THE SIREN SYSTEM.

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