Siren Tone Change
As of May, 2019 Campbell County has changed the alert tone used for it's monthly tests and Tornado Warnings. The warning is now a solid, continuous tone lasting 45 seconds for the monthly test, and 3 minutes for actual Tornado Warnings. Both the test and warnings are preceded and followed by a 30 second voice message.
Campbell County tests the sirens on the Second Tuesday of each month.
- 8:30 a.m. in Wright
- 10:30 a.m. in Gillette
Help Us Test Our Sirens!
Go to the online reporting form and tell us what you heard (or didn't hear!)
Some Things to Know:
- If you hear them AND it's not time for a test...SEEK SHELTER! We only set them off if the area they serve is being threatened!
- We don’t sound an all clear afterwards
- There are NO designated public shelters in Campbell County
Remember, you're not always in the same place all the time so you need to plan in advance where you would take shelter if the sirens sound.
Make certain those you leave your children with have a plan!
Don't have time to make it to a shelter? FEMA has information about how you can build your own tornado shelter
CCEMA uses the CodeRED system to send out voice messages, email and text messages to those that have signed up to receive them
We provide five different types of notices:
- General Advisories
- Weather Advisories
- Facility Closures
- Red Flag Warnings
- Special Event Advisories
These are typically sent out as emails and text messages, but can also be voice telephone calls.
To receive them, you much create your own account in the system
We have more detailed information on our Emergency Management Agency Advisories page on this site
If you want to know more about our CodeRED system, including why you should update your information, visit our CodeRED page
CCEMA Weather Stations
Campbell County Emergency Management has four weather stations which you can now access on the Internet.
If you wish to view "Historical Data' for any of the sites, click on the appropriate link beneath the station. Please note...the first column on the left is the Date and Time in Universal Coordinated (UTC). YYYYMMDDHHMMSS It displays a Year, Month, Day as YYYYMMDD and the following six numbers are the Hour in Military Time, Minutes, Seconds (shown as HHMMSS).
To convert UTC time to Gillette time, this site can help.
At Fire Station 7 on the west side of the CamPlex
At Fire Station 11 in the Sleepy Hollow Subdivision
At Fire Station 12 in Rozet.
At Fire Station 9 in Wright.
The City of Gillette has two weather stations
Campbell County's SkyWarn® Program
Campbell County Emergency Management has initiated a SkyWarn® program designed to develop a cadre of trained SkyWarn® spotters who will be able to provide real-time severe weather information.
The program will be operating with the support of the Rapid City NWS Office and will help document real-time weather events.
This is NOT a Storm Chaser program, and members must agree they will not "storm chase" as a SkyWarn® member.
Those signing up to be part of the SkyWarn® program must fill out an application form, attend one of the annual Severe Summer Weather Classes conducted each Spring by the Weather Service, completing three (3) on-line SkyWarn training classes and three (3) on-line FEMA classes on the Incident Command System.
During weather events, the SkyWarn® Spotters will provide the Campbell County Emergency Operations Center specific storm information by way of radio, telephone or the internet and in turn, the EOC will provide the information to the Rapid City Weather Forecast Office as well as making advisory and warning decisions.