Tornado Warning Test Today at 1:30 PM

The State of Michigan will conduct a live test tornado warning Wednesday April 13

The National Weather Service will use NOAA Weather Radio To conduct a statewide live test tornado drill on Wednesday April 13. At 1:30 p.m. EDT, the National Weather Service will use a live tornado warning code on NOAA Weather Radio 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.

Outdoor Warning Siren system

Outdoor Warning Siren system

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 a live tornado warning code (T O R) and will activate E A S.
To our NOAA Weather Radio listeners, please be aware that the NOAA Weather Radio alarm tone will be activated on Wednesday April 13 at 1:30 p.m. for the live tornado warning code (T O R SAME code). The 130 pm EDT statewide tornado drill will replace the normal scheduled Wednesday routine weekly test (R W T SAME code).
The statewide live test tornado warning is being conducted in partnership with the State of Michigan, Michigan State Police, Emergency Management and Homeland Security Division, Michigan Association of Broadcasters, local and state emergency management, the Michigan Committee for Severe Weather Awareness, and the American Red Cross.
Comments and feedback of the statewide live tornado drill can be submitted on the Michigan Committee for Severe Weather Awareness
The statewide tornado drill is being conducted in conjunction with Severe Weather Awareness Week…April 10 to April 16.
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