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Tornado Ready

Tornado Ready 2017- 2018 is here! This severe weather education program brings the CBS 58 Ready Weather team into your school.  This interactive program focuses on having a plan when severe weather strikes. Just as your students practice storm drills at school, our program encourages students to take that same drill home with them. 

Two or more of our meteorologists will visit your school, talk to students about the importance of having a severe weather plan, show a short video about finding their Ready Spot and answer questions from students. At the end, every student that participates will receive an educational Tornado Ready booklet. Your school will be also be featured on CBS 58 News that evening.

We are focusing on multi-grade assemblies. Our preference is 2nd through 5th grade, however all school assemblies or individual grades are negotiable.

Each Tornado Ready program is about 45 minutes to an hour in length. The first programs will start September 18, 2017 and the Ready Weather team will do programs through May 15, 2018.

To schedule your visit, contact Chief Meteorologist Drew Burgoyne at dburgoyne@cbs58.com. Please put the words Tornado Ready into the subject line. You can also call at (414) 607-8140.

See the list of schools that have talks scheduled for below:



November 1, 2017

Muskego Elementary, Muskego

November 6, 2017

Mill Valley Elementary, Muskego

November 15, 2017   

Prairie Lane Elementary, Pleasant Prairie

November 20, 2017   

Elmwood Elementary, New Berlin

November 21, 2017   

Carson Academy of Science, Milwaukee

December 15, 2017

Lafollette Elementary, Milwaukee

December 19, 2017

Cooper Elementary, Burlington

January 5, 2018   

Dousman Elementary, Dousman

January 17, 2018

Cedar Grove-Belgium Elementary, Cedar Grove

January 25, 2018

Grewenow Elementary, Kenosha

January 30, 2018

Madison Elementary, West Allis

February 6, 2018

Dunwiddie Elementary, Port Washington

February 16, 2018

Kettle Moraine Elementary, Wales

February 23, 2018

Mount Calvary Lutheran School, Waukesha

March 2, 2018

Washington School, Waterford

March 7, 2018

Jefferson Elementary, West Allis

March 8, 2018

Eisenhower Elementary, Wauwatosa

March 16, 2018

McKinley Elementary, Wauwatosa

March 19, 2018

Meadowview Elementary, Oak Creek

March 20, 2018

Big Bend Elementary, Big Bend

March 22, 2018

Whittier Elementary, Waukesha

March 23, 2018

Pewaukee Lake Elementary, Pewaukee

March 27, 2018

Ronald Reagan Elementary School, New Berlin

April 9, 2018

Waller School, Burlington

April 11, 2018

Lakeview Elementary School, Wind Lake

April 19, 2018

Friedens Lutheran School, Kenosha

April 27, 2018   

St. Matthew School, Oak Creek

April 30, 2018   

Horizon Elementary, Pewaukee

May 1, 2018   

Heyer Elementary, Waukesha

May 4, 2018   

Bethesda School, Waukesha

May 8, 2018   

Drought School, Franksville

May 9, 2018   

Prairie Elementary, Waukesha

May 14, 2018   

Meadowbrook Elementary, Waukesha

May 15, 2018   

Pershing Elementary School, West Milwaukee

May 21, 2018   

Hadfield School, Waukesha

May 22, 2018   

Lowell Elementary, Waukesha

Number of Tornado Ready Students: 3,025

Muskego Elementary Mill Valley Elementary Prairie Lane Elementary Elmwood Elementary Lafollete Elementary Cooper Elementary Dousman Elementary Cedar Grove-Belgium Elementary Grewenow Elementary Madison Elementary Dunwiddie Elementary Mount Calvary Lutheran School Washington Caldwell Elementary Jefferson Elementary Eisenhower Elementary

Hear what Katy Williams, Principal of Elmwood Elementary has to say about the CBS 58 Ready Weather presentation and the experience offered to the students .