Public Information Statement
Issued by NWS Memphis, TN

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MEMPHIS TN
209 PM CST MON FEB 9 2015

...THIS WEEK IS TORNADO PREPAREDNESS WEEK IN MISSISSIPPI...

FEBRUARY 9 THROUGH FEBRUARY 13 HAS BEEN DESIGNATED AS TORNADO
PREPAREDNESS WEEK IN MISSISSIPPI. LATE WINTER AND SPRING MONTHS
TYPICALLY BRING THE HIGHEST FREQUENCY OF SEVERE WEATHER TO
MISSISSIPPI. TORNADO PREPAREDNESS WEEK IS A GOOD TIME TO REVIEW
SEVERE WEATHER SAFETY PLANS AND ENSURE YOU HAVE A MEANS TO RECEIVE
TIMELY WARNINGS. DURING THE WEEK...YOUR NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
WILL BE PROVIDING INFORMATION ON TORNADO AND SEVERE WEATHER
HAZARDS AND SAFETY TIPS.

ON WEDNESDAY MORNING AROUND 915AM...THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
WILL ISSUE A TEST TORNADO WARNING MESSAGE ON THE NOAA WEATHER
RADIO SYSTEM. THIS DRILL WILL ALLOW ORGANIZATIONS TO TEST AND
REVIEW THEIR SEVERE WEATHER PLANS AND ENSURE THEIR NOAA WEATHER
RADIOS ARE WORKING PROPERLY. THE TEST MESSAGE WILL BE CLEARLY
WORDED AS A TEST. MANY NOAA WEATHER RADIOS MAY NOT SOUND AN AUDIO
ALARM...HOWEVER THEY WILL DISPLAY /TEST/ ON THEIR SCREEN
SIGNIFYING THEY SUCCESSFULLY RECEIVED THE TEST.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON SEVERE WEATHER VISIT THE NATIONAL WEATHER
SERVICE MEMPHIS WEB SITE AT WWW.WEATHER.GOV/MEMPHIS...LIKE US ON
FACEBOOK...AND FOLLOW US ON TWITTER.

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