Statewide Test Tornado Drill Wednesday on March 26th
Drill will use the Emergency Alert System (EAS) TOR Codes
Drill starts at 10 a.m. CDT / 9 a.m. MDT
The purpose of the drill is to ensure that Nebraskan's can adequately receive a tornado warning and to practice any actions which would be taken to protect your life in the event of a real tornado. The test warning will be sent through all communication channels which are normally used for severe weather dissemination. In the event of severe weather or potential severe weather on the day of the test, these test watches and warning may be postponed.
This tornado drill presents an excellent opportunity for everyone at work, school, or home to practice their safety measures. The National Weather Service Forecast Offices serving Nebraska will be issuing test tornado warnings using the TOR EAS codes. The drill timeline for each office to issue initial tornado warnings across the state include:
Products issued by the North Platte office will include:
Again this tornado drill presents an excellent opportunity for everyone at work, school, or home to practice their safety measures, and we hope all will participate. Any questions or comments please contact the Warning Coordination Meteorologist or office for your location.