Tornado Warning
Issued by NWS Blacksburg, VA

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TEST...Tornado Warning...TEST
National Weather Service BLACKSBURG VA
943 AM EDT TUE MAR 21 2017

...This message is for test purposes only...

* This is a test message. Tornado Warning for...
  all of Virginia...

* Until 1000 AM EDT

* This is a test message. This practice tornado warning for all
  cities and counties in Virginia is issued as part of the 2017
  Virginia statewide tornado drill.  Repeat, this is a test tornado
  warning for Virginia cities and counties only.  No severe weather
  is actually occurring.  You should review and implement your severe
  weather safety procedures at this time.

* This is a test message. Locations include all cities and counties
  in Virginia.


When a real tornado warning is issued, a tornado has either been
sighted, or detected by National Weather Service Doppler radar.  When
a real tornado warning is issued, get to the basement, or interior
portion of the lowest level of the building.  Stay away from windows.
Get into a small room such as a closet or bathroom.  Get as many
walls as possible between you and the outside part of the structure.
If you are in a mobile home or older manufactured home, leave it, and
get into a reinforced building or home, or lie down in a low lying
area.  If you are caught outside and see the tornado close to you,
try to get into a sturdy building.  Otherwise, get into a ditch or
ravine.  This test tornado warning has been issued as part of
Virginia Tornado Preparedness Day.  No severe weather is actually


This is a test message. Do not take action based on this message.

LAT...LON 3734 7846 3726 7868 3708 7844 3670 7865
      3663 7855 3669 7868 3654 7873 3659 8168
      3660 8167 3678 8127 3701 8144 3696 8178
      3714 8190 3751 8030 3775 8026 3827 7980
      3817 7944 3754 7890 3780 7849 3769 7824
TIME...MOT...LOC 1341Z 180DEG 0KT 3830 8099


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