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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Paducah, KY
1127 AM CST Fri Feb 24 2017

...Severe Weather Campaigns to Begin Soon for Our Region...

Tornadoes, large hail, flash flooding and damaging thunderstorm
winds increase in likelihood each spring across our region. In
preparation for those events the NWS in cooperation with its
partners in emergency management, the media and others, conducts
severe weather preparedness campaigns during the late winter each
year. The intent of each campaign is for everyone, whether
individuals or businesses or agencies, to use this time to learn
about severe weather and the associated safety measures.

A key part of each campaign is the tornado drill. This year we are
emphasizing participation in the tornado drills. To promote
participation we are asking everyone who is willing to participate
to indicate as such at A
certificate of participation will be emailed to participants
following the drill.

Here are the particulars for each of our region`s state

State     Campaign     Tornado Drill          Drill Code
-----     --------     -------------          ----------

Kentucky  March 1-7    Feb 28 - 9:07AM CST       TOR

Illinois  March 5-11   Mar 7 -10AM CST           TOR

Missouri  March 5-11   Mar 7 -10AM CST           TOR

Indiana   March 19-25  Mar 21 - 9-9:30AM CDT     TOR
                                6:30-7PM CDT

1. All drill times are approximate.
2. NWS Paducah will also provide weather radio testing (RWT code)
for the Tennessee tornado drill scheduled for Wednesday March 1
at 9:30 AM CST.

For more information, visit our web site at,
or follow us on Facebook or Twitter at
and You may also contact NWS Paducah
Warning Coordination Meteorologist, Rick Shanklin at 270-744-6440
Ext. 726 or via

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