Public Information Statement
Issued by NWS Bismarck, ND

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BISMARCK ND
750 AM CDT THU MAR 26 2015 /650 AM MDT THU MAR 26 2015/

...A TEST WATCH WILL BE ISSUED TODAY FOR WESTERN AND CENTRAL NORTH
DAKOTA...

A TEST WATCH WILL BE ISSUED FROM 1 PM CENTRAL TIME TO 2 PM CENTRAL
TIME...NOON TO 1 PM MOUNTAIN...TODAY...THURSDAY...MARCH 26...2015...
FOR WESTERN AND CENTRAL NORTH DAKOTA.

THIS WATCH WILL BE ISSUED AS PART OF THE STORM PREDICTION CENTER
TESTING THEIR BACKUP OPERATIONS AT THE SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE.

AGAIN...THIS WILL BE A TEST. THIS IS MORE OF AN INTERNAL TEST FOR
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE AND ITS STORM PREDICTION CENTER. WE
WANT TO BE SURE...AHEAD OF TIME...THAT THE PUBLIC IS AWARE OF THIS
TEST AND THAT YOU KNOW IT IS ONLY A TEST.

TESTS ARE NECESSARY TO ENSURE WATCHES CAN BE ISSUED BY A BACKUP
FACILITY IN THE EVENT OF A COMMUNICATIONS FAILURE.

$$

JP MARTIN




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