Public Information Statement
Issued by NWS Grand Rapids, MI

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The National Weather Service will use NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards to
conduct a test tornado drill on Wednesday 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. The
routine test this Wednesday will take place at 100 PM instead of 1100 AM.

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 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 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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