Outdoor warning sirens are located throughout Lafayette County, the City of Oxford and the University of Mississippi campus. Sirens are only activated for two situations: Weekly testing and tornado warnings. Sirens are tested every Wednesday at 11:55 am, for a one minute cycle, weather permitting. The sirens are not tested if it is cloudy, raining, or if severe weather is imminent. Sirens are activated for a 3 minute cycle only if the National Weather Service has issued a tornado warning that includes some part of Lafayette County. We take great care in only activating sirens that are located within a warning area as designated by the National Weather Service. In most cases a tornado warning will not include the entire county.
Outdoor warning sirens have a limited range and not everyone will be in a location to hear a siren. Therefore, sirens should not be your only source for tornado warnings. Click on the link below to view a map of the outdoor warning sirens in Lafayette County (outside of Oxford and the University campus).
Lafayette County Outdoor Warning Sirens Map