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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MILWAUKEE/SULLIVAN WI  
936 AM CDT THU APR 20 2017  
   
..THE STATEWIDE TORNADO DRILL IS ON FOR TODAY
 
 
WHILE SKIES WILL BE CLOUDY TODAY, NO THUNDERSTORMS WILL OCCUR ACROSS  
THE STATE. THEREFORE, THE WISCONSIN TORNADO DRILL COMMITTEE HAVE  
DECIDED THAT THE STATEWIDE TORNADO DRILL IS OFFICIALLY ON FOR TODAY.  
 
IF SEVERE WEATHER WAS POSSIBLE IN THE AFTERNOON OR EVENING, THE TEST  
WOULD HAVE BEEN POSTPONED TO THE FOLLOWING DAY. HOWEVER, THERE IS  
NO CHANCE OF SEVERE WEATHER TODAY, SO THE TEST WILL PROCEED AS  
PLANNED.  
 
AS A REMINDER, THERE WILL BE A TEST TORNADO WATCH ISSUED AT 1PM AND  
THEN A TEST TORNADO WARNING AT 145PM WHICH BOTH END AT 2PM. THERE  
WILL THEN BE AN EVENING TEST TORNADO WARNING WHICH WILL BE SENT AT  
645PM AND END AT 7PM. THERE WILL NOT BE A TEST TORNADO WATCH ISSUED  
WITH THE EVENING TEST. ALSO, MILWAUKEE COUNTY WILL NOT BE SOUNDING  
THEIR SIRENS WITH THE EVENING TEST, BUT YOU CAN STILL BE PART OF THE  
TEST.  
 
CELL PHONES WILL NOT BE ALERTED VIA THE WIRELESS EMERGENCY ALERTS  
ALONG WITH OTHER APPS AS THIS IS NOT A TRUE TORNADO WARNING. NOAA  
WEATHER RADIO WILL BE ACTIVATED ALONG WITH MANY LOCAL OUTDOOR  
WARNING SIRENS WHICH ARE RUN BY CITY AND COUNTY GOVERNMENTS. EAS  
WILL ALSO BE ALERTED ON TV AND RADIO.  
 
THIS DRILL IS THE PERFECT TIME TO TALK ABOUT YOUR PLANS IF A TORNADO  
OR SEVERE WEATHER HITS. WHERE IS YOUR SHELTER AT WORK, SCHOOL OR  
HOME? TALK WITH YOUR FAMILY ABOUT WHAT YOU DO.  
 

 
 
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