Public Information Statement
Issued by NWS Grand Forks, ND

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND FORKS ND
1210 PM CDT THU APR 14 2016

...TODAY IS MINNESOTA STATEWIDE TORNADO DRILL DAY...

THIS WEEK IS MINNESOTA SEVERE WEATHER AWARENESS WEEK...AND TODAY IS
THE MINNESOTA STATEWIDE TORNADO DRILL DAY.

AS PART OF TODAYS ACTIVITIES... THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICES
WHICH SERVE MINNESOTA COUNTIES AND COMMUNITIES WILL ISSUE PRACTICE
/TEST/ TORNADO WARNINGS FOR THOSE COUNTIES. PLEASE BE AWARE THAT
THESE MESSAGES MAY BE BROADCAST ON SYSTEMS WHICH ALSO SERVE
NEIGHBORING COUNTIES IN NORTH OR SOUTH DAKOTA AS WELL.

HERE IS THE SCHEDULE FOR TODAYS TEST:

- AROUND 1 PM... A *TEST* TORNADO WATCH FOR ALL OF MINNESOTA.

- AROUND 1:45 PM... A *TEST* TORNADO WARNING FOR ALL MINNESOTA
COUNTIES.

- AROUND 6:55 PM... A SECOND *TEST* TORNADO WARNING FOR ALL
MINNESOTA COUNTIES.

THIS IS A GREAT TIME TO TEST YOUR EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS PLANS AT
WORK...AT SCHOOL...AND AT HOME.

NORTH DAKOTA SEVERE WEATHER AWARENESS WEEK IS THE WEEK OF APRIL 25
THROUGH APRIL 29.

$$
GUST


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