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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SALT LAKE CITY UT
1110 AM MDT TUE APR 19 2016

...THIS IS WYOMING SEVERE WEATHER AWARENESS WEEK...
...TORNADO DRILL ON WEDNESDAY APRIL 20...

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WEATHER FORECAST OFFICE SALT LAKE CITY UT
WILL PARTICIPATE IN WYOMING SEVERE WEATHER AWARENESS WEEK ACTIVITIES
ON WEDNESDAY APRIL 20 BY ISSUING A SERIES OF TEST TORNADO MESSAGES.
THESE TEST MESSAGES ENSURE THAT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE COMPUTER
SYSTEMS...INCLUDING NOAA WEATHER RADIO ALL HAZARDS...ARE PROPERLY
CONFIGURED FOR DISSEMINATION OF WARNINGS AND STATEMENTS.

THE MESSAGES PROVIDE AN OPPORTUNITY FOR MEMBERS OF THE MEDIA TO
CHECK THEIR DISSEMINATION SYSTEMS...AND MOST IMPORTANTLY...FOR
SCHOOLS...HOSPITALS...BUSINESSES AND FAMILIES TO PRACTICE TORNADO
DRILLS AND REVIEW SAFETY MEASURES.  UNDERSTANDING THE RISK OF SEVERE
WEATHER AND KNOWING HOW TO RESPOND CAN SAVE LIVES.

THE TORNADO DRILL PROVIDES AN EXCELLENT OPPORTUNITY TO PARTICIPATE
IN AMERICAS PREPAREATHON!...A NATIONWIDE...COMMUNITY-BASED CAMPAIGN
FOR ACTION TO INCREASE EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS AND RESILIENCE.

PLEASE TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THIS PREPAREDNESS OPPORTUNITY.
DETAILS OF THE TEST MESSAGES TO BE ISSUED ON FRIDAY ARE INCLUDED
BELOW.

AT 1030 AM MDT...WEATHER FORECAST OFFICE SALT LAKE CITY UT WILL
ISSUE A TEST TORNADO WARNING...WMO HEADER WFUS55 KSLC...FOR UINTA
COUNTY WYOMING.

AT 1045 AM MDT...THE WEATHER FORECAST OFFICE WILL ISSUE A TEST
SEVERE WEATHER STATEMENT...WMO HEADER WWUS55 KSLC...TO CANCEL THE
TEST TORNADO WARNING FOR UINTA COUNTY WYOMING.

FOR QUESTIONS AND/OR CONCERNS REGARDING THIS DRILL...PLEASE CONTACT:

KEVIN BARJENBRUCH
WARNING COORDINATION METEOROLOGIST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WEATHER FORECAST OFFICE SALT LAKE CITY UT
801-524-5113
KEVIN.BARJENBRUCH@NOAA.GOV

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