Rock County Issues Statement Concerning Tornado Warning Error

ROCK COUNTY (WIFR) -- The Rock County Sheriff's Department issued the following statement concerning the earlier Tornado Warning that was issued in error.

"At 10:30 am this morning, the National Weather Service issued a Tornado Warning in Rock County and several surrounding counties. This warning was issued inadvertently during a test of the Wireless Emergency Alert System. This alert was only a test of the system and was not intended for release via NOAA weather radios and cellular phones.

While we do not have a current threat of a tornado in the Rock County area, we are under a Winter Storm Warning until Tuesday at 6:00 pm. This winter storm could bring a possible ten inches of heavy snow accumulation. Please stay tuned for further details as the storm approaches.

The Rock County Sheriff’s Office is committed to keeping the community safe and alert. In any event of severe weather, you can stay informed by checking the weather conditions at or monitoring the local news broadcasts. For current alerts, you can like The Rock County Sheriff’s Office on Facebook and register on for community notifications – Or text your zip code to 888777 for current Rock County Sheriff’s Office notifications through your mobile device."

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