Public Information Statement
Issued by NWS Gaylord, MI

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GAYLORD MI
840 AM EDT MON APR 13 2015

...A TEST SEVERE WEATHER DRILL WILL BE HELD ON THURSDAY APRIL 16TH...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MICHIGAN WILL USE NOAA WEATHER
RADIO ALL HAZARDS TO CONDUCT A TEST TORNADO DRILL ON THURSDAY
APRIL 16TH AT 200 PM EDT. THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILL USE
THEIR ROUTINE WEEKLY TEST (RWT) TO SIMULATE THE ACTUAL TORNADO
WARNING. THESE TESTS WILL COVER ALL COUNTIES IN MICHIGAN AND WILL
ORIGINATE FROM THE NWS OFFICES IN GRAND RAPIDS...GAYLORD...MARQUETTE...
DETROIT...AND NORTHERN INDIANA.

TO ALL MEDIA IN THE STATE...PLEASE BE AWARE OF THESE MESSAGES AND
TAKE APPROPRIATE ACTIONS AS NECESSARY. THE MESSAGE WILL BE SENT OUT
ON NOAA WEATHER RADIO EAS ENCODING UNITS USING THE ROUTINE WEEKLY
TEST CODE (RWT) AND SHOULD NOT ADVERSELY AFFECT THE EAS.

TO OUR NOAA WEATHER RADIO LISTENERS...PLEASE BE AWARE THAT THE
NOAA WEATHER RADIO ALARM TONE WILL BE ACTIVATED ON THURSDAY APRIL
16TH AT 2 PM EDT FOR THE ROUTINE WEEKLY TEST. THIS TEST WILL TAKE
THE PLACE OF OUR NORMAL WEDNESDAY RADIO TEST.  THERE WILL BE A
SPECIAL WORDED BROADCAST TO SIGNIFY THE TEST TORNADO DRILL.

THE TEST TORNADO DRILL IS BEING CONDUCTED IN CONJUNCTION WITH
SEVERE WEATHER AWARENESS WEEK...APRIL 12TH TO APRIL 18TH.

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