148  
NOUS46 KPQR 302314 CCB  
PNSPQR  
 
PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT...CORRECTED  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PORTLAND OR  
341 PM PDT THU OCT 29 2020  
   
..NON-WEATHER EMERGENCY MESSAGE END TO END TEST
 
 
A SERIES OF TEST NON-WEATHER EMERGENCY MESSAGES (NWEMS) ARE  
SCHEDULED FOR DISTRIBUTION BY THE WASHINGTON STATE EMERGENCY  
MANAGEMENT DIVISION ON THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2020. THE PURPOSE OF  
THIS TEST IS TO DEMONSTRATE THE CAPABILITY TO PUBLICLY DISTRIBUTE  
EMERGENCY MESSAGES USING INTERCONNECTED SYSTEMS IN WASHINGTON STATE  
EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT DIVISION, THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE (NWS),  
AND THE FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY. IN THE EVENT THE TEST  
IS POSTPONED FROM NOVEMBER 5, 2020, A PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT  
WILL BE ISSUED TO ANNOUNCE THE POSTPONEMENT AND RESCHEDULING TO  
NOVEMBER 12, 2020.  
 
ON THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2020, THE NWS DISSEMINATION SYSTEM WILL  
SEND THE TEST NON-WEATHER RELATED EMERGENCY TEXT PRODUCT FROM THE  
WASHINGTON STATE EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT DIVISION WITH THE WORLD  
METEOROLOGICAL ORGANIZATION (WMO) HEADING WOUS46 KSEW AND AWIPS  
IDENTIFIER: DMOWA OR DMOSEW.  
 
DETAILS OF THE TEST MESSAGE ARE AS FOLLOWS.  
 
PLEASE PREPARE FOR TRANSMISSION OF THE TEST MESSAGE ON THURSDAY,  
NOVEMBER 5, 2020 AND BACK UP DATE OF NOVEMBER 12, 2020. THE TESTS  
ARE SCHEDULED TO OCCUR BETWEEN 1000 AM AND NOON, BUT WILL BE  
POSTPONED IF THERE IS FORECAST OR OCCURRENCE OF SEVERE WEATHER OR IF  
THERE IS A NON-WEATHER EMERGENCY IN THE AREA. THE TEST MESSAGE WILL  
BE SENT AS PRODUCT CATEGORY DMO, PRACTICE/DEMO WARNING TO MINIMIZE  
IMPACT ON NOAA WEATHER RADIO USERS. THEREFORE, THERE IS NO REASON  
FOR CONCERN IF YOU DO NOT RECEIVE THE TEST MESSAGE ON NOAA WEATHER  
RADIO DEVICES.  
 
THE NON-WEATHER EMERGENCY MESSAGE USED IN THIS TEST WILL BROADCAST  
NOAA WEATHER RADIO SPECIFIC AREA MESSAGE ENCODING (SAME) TONES FOR  
THE CATEGORY DMO PRACTICE/DEMO WARNING. MOST WEATHER RADIO AND  
PUBLIC ALERT RECEIVERS ARE DESIGNED NOT TO ALERT FOR THE DMO  
PRACTICE/DEMO WARNING. CHECK YOUR RECEIVER'S USER MANUAL FOR  
DETAILS. THE MESSAGE WILL CLEARLY INDICATE IT IS A TEST. THE MESSAGE  
SHOULD BE RECEIVED AND NOTED IN STATION LOGS AT EMERGENCY ALERT  
SYSTEM (EAS) STATIONS BUT SHOULD NOT BE BROADCAST OVER THE AIR.  
 
THE FOLLOWING IS A SAMPLE NON-WEATHER EMERGENCY MESSAGE SIMILAR TO  
WHAT WILL BE USED IN THE TEST. THE MESSAGE WILL HAVE WMO HEADER  
WOUS46 KSEW, AWIPS IDENTIFIER DMOSEW OR DMOWA AND UNIVERSAL  
GEOGRAPHIC CODE WAC049 (PACIFIC COUNTY).  
 
BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED  
PRACTICE/DEMO WARNING  
WASHINGTON STATE EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT DIVISION  
RELAYED BY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SEATTLE WA  
1000 AM PST THU NOV 5 2020  
   
..THIS IS A TEST MESSAGE. THIS IS ONLY A TEST
 
 
THE FOLLOWING MESSAGE IS TRANSMITTED AT THE REQUEST OF THE  
WASHINGTON STATE EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT DIVISION.  
 
THIS IS A TEST MESSAGE. THIS IS A TEST MESSAGE OF THE CAPABILITY TO  
RELAY EMERGENCY MESSAGES FROM NON-NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SOURCES  
USING DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY AND NWS SYSTEMS. THIS  
PRACTICE/TEST MESSAGE IS NOT INTENDED TO ACTIVATE THE EMERGENCY  
ALERT SYSTEM.  
 

 
DM5118118676012233728/5712239571143566336  
 
END SAMPLE NON-WEATHER EMERGENCY MESSAGE.  
 
NON-WEATHER RELATED EMERGENCY MESSAGES ARE ORIGINATED BY LOCAL,  
STATE OR FEDERAL CIVIL AUTHORITIES AND AT THEIR REQUEST MAY BE  
RELAYED BY THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN NON-WEATHER RELATED TEXT  
PRODUCTS, AND OVER NOAA WEATHER RADIO ALL HAZARDS (NWR) AND THE EAS.  
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOES NOT INITIATE NON-WEATHER RELATED  
EMERGENCY MESSAGES. NWS INSTRUCTION 10-518 INCLUDES THE  
SPECIFICATIONS FOR THESE PRODUCTS. NWS INSTRUCTION 10-518 APPENDIX  
B DEFINES CONTENT GUIDELINES FOR EACH NON-WEATHER EMERGENCY MESSAGE  
TYPE.  
 
NWS INSTRUCTION 10-518 IS AVAILABLE ON THE INTERNET AT:  
 
HTTPS://WWW.NWS.NOAA.GOV/DIRECTIVES/  
 
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS...PLEASE CONTACT:  
 
TREENA JENSEN...LEAD METEOROLOGIST  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE PORTLAND OR  
TREENA.JENSEN@NOAA.GOV  
 
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