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Issued by NWS Des Moines, IA

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NOUS43 KDMX 231715
PNSDMX
IAZ084-085-096-097-261800-

Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Des Moines IA
1215 PM CDT Fri Oct 23 2020

...Non-Weather Emergency Message End To End Test...

A test Non-Weather Emergency Message is scheduled for
distribution by the ADLM Emergency Management Agency on Monday
October 26 2020. The purpose of the test is to demonstrate the
capability to publicly distribute emergency messages using
interconnected systems of ADLM Emergency Management Agency, the
National Weather Service (NWS) and the Federal Emergency
Management Agency. On Monday October 26 2020, the NWS
dissemination system will send the test non-weather related
emergency text product from ADLM Emergency Management Agency with
the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) heading: WOUS43 and
AWIPS Identifier: DMODMX Details of the test message are as
follows.

Please prepare for transmission of the test message on Monday
October 26 2020. The test is scheduled for 0100 pm CDT. The test
message will be sent as product category DMO, Practice/Demo
Warning to minimize impact on users. There is no reason for
concern if you do not receive the test message. The non-weather
emergency message used in this test will broadcast NOAA Weather
Radio Specific Area Message Encoding (SAME) tones for the category
DMO Practice/Demo Warning. Most weather radio and public alert
receivers are designed not to alert for the DMO Practice/Demo
Warning. Check your receiver`s user manual for details. The
message will clearly indicate it is a test. The message should be
received and noted in station logs at Emergency Alert System (EAS)
stations but should not be broadcast over the air.

The following is a sample non-weather emergency message similar
to what will be used in the test. The message will have WMO header
WOUS43 KDMX and AWIPS Identifier DMODMX.

BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
PRACTICE/DEMO WARNING
ADLM EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT MORAVIA IA
RELAYED BY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
100 PM CDT MON OCT 26 2020

THIS IS A TEST MESSAGE. THIS IS ONLY A TEST.

THE FOLLOWING MESSAGE IS TRANSMITTED AT THE REQUEST OF THE
ADLM EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT MORAVIA IA.

THIS IS A TEST MESSAGE. THIS IS A TEST OF THE CAPABILITY TO RELAY EMERGENCY MESSAGES FROM NON-NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SOURCES USING FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY AND NWS SYSTEMS. THIS TEST MESSAGE IS NOT INTENDED TO ACTIVATE THE EMERGENCY ALERT SYSTEM.

THIS IS A TEST MESSAGE. DO NOT TAKE ACTION BASED ON THIS TEST MESSAGE.

$$

End sample non-weather emergency message.

If you have any questions or comments...please contact:

Chad Hahn... Warning Coordination Meteorologist
National Weather Service Office Des Moines IA
515.270.2614
Chad.Hahn@noaa.gov

$$

HAHN/SMALL


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