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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Omaha/Valley NE
622 AM CDT Sun Mar 25 2018

...2018 Severe Weather Awareness Week for Nebraska/Iowa...

The National Weather Service along with Nebraska Emergency Management
and the Iowa Homeland Security and Emergency Division have declared
March 26 through March 30 as Severe Weather Awareness Week.

Knowing when severe weather is possible will give you time to prepare!
You can always find the latest forecasts and hazardous weather
conditions at If you`re not on your computer, you can
access the same information via your mobile device at  Wireless Emergency Alerts are life saving
messages that will pop up on your mobile phone when you are in a geographic
area that is under a Warning. Visit for
more information!

Each day during Severe Weather Awareness Week, the National Weather
Service in Omaha will cover severe weather topics and have this
information available on our webpage as well as on NOAA Weather Radio
All Hazards.

Topics which will be covered include...

Monday...Severe Weather Terminology
Saturday...What to Report

If no severe weather is occurring or expected, the National Weather
Service will conduct a Tornado Drill on WEDNESDAY, March 28th,
between 10 & 11 a.m. CDT.  The TEST Tornado Warning will be at 10:15 a.m.
CDT.  The purpose of this drill is to ensure that
Nebraskans and Iowans can adequately receive a Tornado Warning and can
practice any actions that would be taken in the event of a real tornado.
The test warning will be sent through all communication channels normally
used for severe weather dissemination. This test will NOT activate
the wireless emergency alert on cell phones.

For safety information visit

For more information contact:
Brian Smith
Warning Coordination Meteorologist
National Weather Service Omaha/Valley NE

Cathy Zapotocny
National Weather Service Omaha/Valley NE

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