Public Information Statement
Issued by NWS Gaylord, MI

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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Gaylord MI
213 PM EDT Mon Apr 2 2018


The National Weather Service will use NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards
to conduct a test tornado drill on Wednesday April 11th. At 1 PM
EDT, the National Weather Service will use their Routine Weekly
Test on NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards to simulate an actual
Tornado Warning.

These tests will cover all counties in Michigan, and will
originate from the NWS Offices at Grand Rapids, Gaylord, Marquette,
Detroit/Pontiac, and Northern Indiana. People are urged to
practice their tornado safety measures during the drill.

To all media in the state, please be aware of these messages and
take appropriate actions as necessary. The message will be sent out
on NOAA Weather Radio EAS Encoding Units using the Routine Weekly
Test Code (RWT) and should not adversely affect the EAS.  To our
NOAA Weather Radio listeners, please be aware that the NOAA
Weather Radio Alarm Tone will be activated on Wednesday April 11th
for the Routine Weekly Test (RWT SAME CODE), but the NWS Offices
will have a special worded broadcast to signify the Test Tornado

The Test Tornado Drill is being conducted in conjunction with Severe
Weather Awareness Week in Michigan...April 8th to April 14th.

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