Public Information Statement
Issued by NWS Wakefield, VA
NOUS41 KAKQ 022248
PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WAKEFIELD VA
648 PM EDT TUE AUG 2 2016
...Public Information Statement...
Several false warnings (tornado, severe thunderstorm and flash
flood) were reportedly issued by WFO AKQ between 2:30 PM and 5:30
PM today. In fact, no public warnings were issued by WFO AKQ
The NWS had a testbed running in Kansas City doing a parallel
severe weather operations for the Wakefield, VA area. A change was
made to their dissemination and did not realize their products
would be transmitted via EMWIN. The error has been acknowledged
and testing has ended.
We apologize for the inconvenience that has been caused.