Public Information Statement
Issued by NWS Upton, NY

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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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