(WICHITA, Kan.) — Many people who live near the McConnell Air Force Base heard tornado sirens sound during Wednesday's storm.
The base sounded the sirens after its own weather service issued a tornado warning. The National Weather Service did not issue a tornado warning and Sedgwick County's sirens were not going off.
Each air force base in the country has its own weather service that's seperate from the National Weather Service and each has its own criteria for issuing warnings.
"They have aviation concerns, they have aircraft, things like that," explained Brad Ketcham of the National Weather Service.
It's recommended for people who live near the base and might hear the base's sirens, to make sure they listen to the local weather alerts to know that's going on.