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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Detroit/Pontiac MI
800 AM EDT Tue Mar 19 2019

...A TEST SEVERE WEATHER DRILL WILL BE HELD NEXT WEDNESDAY MARCH 
27TH...

The National Weather Service will use NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards 
to conduct a test tornado drill on Wednesday March 27th. Around 100 
PM EDT...the National Weather Service will use their Routine Weekly 
Test (RWT) 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, Northern 
Indiana, and Detroit/Pontiac. 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 Wednesday March 27th 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 in Michigan...March 24th to March 30th.

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