Wisconsin Emergency Management Press Release
Selected NWS warnings will be send as Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) to mobile devices starting at 1 pm CDT Thursday June 28, 2012.
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Public Information Notice
CAP is an industry standard for the exchange of emergency alert information.
The week of June 25th through June 29th is the new target week when FEMA plans to enable the capability for NWS warnings to pass through the FEMA Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS) to the Commercial Mobile Alert System (CMAS), also known as the Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA).
NWS CAP messages will be formatted to trigger a warning notification on WEA-capable devices for the following NWS warning types:
The NWS push of CAP to IPAWS is an initial capability. Modifications and improvements are currently planned for the summer of 2012 to maximize performance and reliability. Plans also include enabling NWS CAP messages to pass through IPAWS to the Emergency Alert System (EAS) in late summer 2012.
For information about IPAWS, please visit http://www.fema.gov/emergency/ipaws/
Wireless carriers began rolling out the WEA service across the Nation on April 7, 2012. All major wireless carriers and hundreds of smaller carriers are taking part in WEA on a voluntary basis. For more information about WEA and a list of participating carriers, see http://fema.gov/emergency/ipaws/cmas.shtm
The NWS has a web page containing WEA information at: http://weather.gov/wea
If you have any questions or comments about NWS participation in IPAWS, please contact:
National Public Information Notices are online at: http://www.weather.gov/os/notif.htm
Below is a graphic showing the format of the NWS warnings as they will appear as a WEA. Clikc on graphic for larger version.
NOAA had information about WEA services here.