Public Information Statement
Issued by NWS Detroit/Pontiac, MI

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DETROIT/PONTIAC MI
900 AM EDT THU APR 16 2015

...A TEST SEVERE WEATHER DRILL WILL BE HELD THIS AFTERNOON...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MICHIGAN WILL USE NOAA WEATHER RADIO
ALL HAZARDS TO CONDUCT A TEST TORNADO DRILL THIS AFTERNOON. AT 200 PM
EDT...THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILL USE THEIR ROUTINE WEEKLY TEST
ON NOAA WEATHER RADIO ALL HAZARDS TO SIMULATE AN ACTUAL TORNADO
WARNING. THESE TESTS WILL COVER ALL COUNTIES IN MICHIGAN...AND WILL
ORIGINATE FROM THE NWS OFFICES AT GRAND RAPIDS...GAYLORD...
MARQUETTE...DETROIT/PONTIAC...AND NORTHERN INDIANA.  PERSONS ARE
URGED TO PRACTICE THEIR TORNADO SAFETY MEASURES DURING THE DRILL.

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 FOR
THE ROUTINE  WEEKLY TEST (RWT SAME CODE)...BUT THE NWS OFFICES WILL
HAVE 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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RBP



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