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Title: Wisconsin Tornado & Severe Weather Awareness Week 4/08 - 4/12/2019
Post by: KC9ONY on April 03, 2019, 10:04:22 PM
Gov. Tony Evers has declared April 8 - 12 as
Wisconsin's Tornado and Severe Weather Awareness Week.
https://dma.wi.gov/DMA/wemnews/2019wemnews/ready190327

Wisconsin Broadcasters Association, Wisconsin Emergency Management,
and the National Weather Service are all teamed together to sponsor this
mock tornado drill.

Drill Schedule:  (Statewide)
Thursday, April 11 at:
1:00 pm - National Weather Service issues a Mock Tornado Watch
1:45 pm - National Weather Service issues a Mock Tornado Warning
2:00 pm - End of 1:45 pm Mock Tornado Warning drill

6:45 pm - National Weather Service issues a Mock Tornado Warning
7:00 pm - End of 6:45 pm Mock Tornado Warning drill

This would be a good time to check your amateur radios that have the
Weather Alert feature, to see if it receives the mock watch and warning
signals.    Also check your commercial weather radios to ensure that they
operate as intended, too.

Media Packet has more information and answers to FAQs:
https://dma.wi.gov/DMA/divisions/wem/news/2019/Tornado_Media_Packet2019.pdf

Stay safe.
Title: Re: Wisconsin Tornado & Severe Weather Awareness Week 4/08 - 4/12/2019
Post by: KC9ONY on April 10, 2019, 05:34:27 PM
Due to the real possibility of severe weather on Thursday,
the mock Tornado Drill is now postponed until Friday, April 12th.

https://dma.wi.gov/DMA/wemnews/2019wemnews/ready190410