009  
NOUS46 KSEW 302244 AAA  
PNSSEW  
WAZ001-503-504-506-507-509>517-555-556-558-559-567>569-051800-  
 
PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT...UPDATED  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SEATTLE WA  
344 PM PDT FRI OCT 30 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 THE 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 BACKUP DATE OF NOVEMBER 12, 2020. THE TESTS ARE  
SCHEDULED TO OCCUR BETWEEN 1000 AM PST AND 1200 PM PST, 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 RECEIVERS 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 CODES WAC027 (GRAYS HARBOR COUNTY), WAC033 (KING COUNTY),  
WAC035 (KITSAP COUNTY), WAC041 (LEWIS COUNTY), WAC045 (MASON  
COUNTY), WAC049 (PACIFIC COUNTY), WAC053 (PIERCE COUNTY), AND WAC061  
(SNOHOMISH 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 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.  
 
THIS IS A TEST. THIS IS TEST MESSAGE NUMBER ONE. THIS IS ONLY A TEST.  
 

 
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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:  
HTTP://WWW.NWS.NOAA.GOV/DIRECTIVES  
 
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS...PLEASE CONTACT:  
 
REID WOLCOTT... WARNING COORDINATION METEOROLOGIST  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE SEATTLE WA  
206-526-6095 X223  
REID.WOLCOTT@NOAA.GOV  
 

 
 
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