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000 NOUS41 KOKX 240941 PNSOKX CTZ005>012-NJZ002-004-006-103>108-NYZ067>075-078>081-176>179-251000- PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW YORK NY 600 AM EDT SUN APR 24 2016 ...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE/NWS OFFICES WILL CONDUCT A COMMUNICATIONS DRILL FOR NY STATE ON THURSDAY APRIL 28... SEVERE WEATHER AWARENESS WEEK IS APRIL 24 THROUGH APRIL 30. THE GOAL OF THIS WEATHER SAFETY CAMPAIGN IS TO FURTHER EDUCATE THE GENERAL PUBLIC IN SEVERE WEATHER...FROM SCIENCE TO SERVICE. FIVE NWS OFFICES SERVING NY STATE WILL CONDUCT A COMMUNICATIONS DRILL ON THURSDAY APRIL 28 AROUND 1:15 PM. WE WILL ISSUE A TEST MESSAGE AS A REQUIRED MONTHLY TEST FOR DISSEMINATION THROUGH THE EMERGENCY ALERT SYSTEM INCLUDING NOAA WEATHER RADIO. A TEST MESSAGE ALSO WILL BE SENT AS A SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT THROUGH ALL NWS COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS INCLUDING THE INTERNET. THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW YORK NY OFFICE WILL ISSUE THIS SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT FOR... SOUTHEAST NEW YORK ZONES...NYZ067>075-078>081-176>179 ADVANCED WEATHER INTERACTIVE PROCESSING SYSTEM/AWIPS IDENTIFIER... NYCSPSOKX WMO HEADER...NYCSPSOKX WWUS81 KOKX UPON RECEPTION OF THIS TEST MESSAGE...WE ARE ASKING TEST PARTICIPANTS ...EMERGENCY MANAGERS...BROADCAST MEDIA AND EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS TO COMPLETE AND SUBMIT A ONE PAGE ON LINE SURVEY AT...HTTP://CSTAR.CESTM.ALBANY.EDU/WHAW/SWAW.HTML (LOWER CASE) FOR SPECIFIC INSTRUCTIONS...REFER TO OUR SEVERE WEATHER PREPAREDNESS WEB LINK AT...HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/OKX/SEVEREWX (LOWER CASE) IF YOU REQUIRE ADDITIONAL INFORMATION...CONTACT GARY CONTE WARNING COORDINATION METEOROLOGIST GARY.CONTE@NOAA.GOV (LOWER CASE) TOMORROWS TOPIC COVERS SEVERE WEATHER TERMS AND DEFINITIONS. $$

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