Nebraska Statewide Drill Will Use TOR EAS Code

The statewide drill for Severe Weather Awareness Week in Nebraska will use the Emergency Alert System (EAS) TOR code.

 

 

 

The drill will take place on Wednesday, March 16th

 
between 10 & 11 a.m. CDT

 Here is the timeline:

1000 AM CDT....Drill begins.

1010 AM CDT...Weather Forecast Office (WFO) in Omaha issues a TEST Tornado Warning.  This warning will be transmitted with the actual TOR EAS code.

1020 AM CDT...WFO Omaha issues a Severe Weather Statement (SVS) as a follow-up to the  Tornado Warning.

1030 AM CDT...WFO Omaha issues an SVS to expire the Tornado Warning.

1100 AM CDT...Drill sequence ends.

 

Other National Weather Service Offices serving Nebraska will also be issuing tornado warnings using the TOR code as well. Here is the timeline for those other warnings across the state.


1000 AM CDT...Drill sequence begins

1010 AM CDT...WFOs in Omaha and Sioux Falls issues TEST tornado
warnings for their areas valid for 20 minutes.

1020 AM CDT/920 AM MDT....WFO Hastings issues a TEST tornado warning
for their area valid for 20 minutes.

1030 AM CDT/930 AM MDT.....WFO Cheyenne issues a TEST tornado warning
for their area valid  for 20 minutes.

1035 AM CDT/935 AM MDT.....WFO North Platte issues a TEST tornado
warning for their area valid for 20 minutes.

1040 AM CDT/940 AM MDT.....WFO Goodland issues a TEST tornado warning
for their area valid  for 20 minutes.

 

 

 

       This tornado drill presents an excellent opportunity for everyone at work, school, or home to practice their safety measure, and we hope all will participate.



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