Public Information Statement
Issued by NWS Detroit/Pontiac, MI

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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Detroit/Pontiac MI
947 AM EDT Wed Apr 11 2018

...A TEST SEVERE WEATHER DRILL WILL BE HELD TODAY APRIL 11TH...

The National Weather Service will use NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards
to conduct a test tornado drill today April 11th. Around 100 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. Persons 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 today 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 Drill.

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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