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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Grand Rapids MI
316 PM EDT Mon Mar 25 2019

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

The National Weather Service will use NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards 
to conduct a test tornado drill on Wednesday March 27th. At 1 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) as usual...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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