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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MILWAUKEE/SULLIVAN WI  
842 AM CDT THU APR 11 2024  
   
..THE WISCONSIN STATEWIDE TORNADO DRILL IS ON FOR TODAY
 
 
THE WISCONSIN STATEWIDE TORNADO DRILL COMMITTEE HAS DECIDED THAT  
THE STATEWIDE TORNADO DRILL FOR WISCONSIN IS OFFICIALLY ON FOR  
TODAY. THERE WILL BE SOME DARK CLOUDS WITH RAIN SHOWERS AND  
POSSIBLY SOME THUNDERSTORMS, BUT THOSE STORMS ARE EXPECTED TO STAY  
BELOW SEVERE LEVELS.  
 
AS A REMINDER:  
 
-TORNADO DRILLS ARE BEING HELD AT 1:45PM AND 6:45PM  
-THERE WILL BE A VOICE OVER BROADCAST ON NOAA ALL-HAZARDS WEATHER  
RADIO, EXACTLY LIKE THE ROUTINE WEEKLY TEST WHICH WE DO AROUND  
NOON ON WEDNESDAYS  
-SOME MUNICIPALITIES WILL SOUND THEIR SIRENS DURING THESE TESTS  
-THERE WILL BE SOCIAL MEDIA POSTS AT THE DRILL TIMES REMINDING  
PEOPLE TO PRACTICE/DISCUSS THEIR PLANS AT WORK/HOME/SCHOOL/ETC  
-SOME TV AND RADIO STATIONS MAY INTERRUPT BROADCAST COVERAGE, BUT  
MOST WILL FOLLOW UP WITH A MESSAGE AT AN APPROPRIATE TIME  
 
THERE WILL NOT BE:  
-A TEST TORNADO WATCH OR TEST TORNADO WARNING SENT OUT BY THE NWS  
-EAS ALERTS THROUGH TV OR RADIO  
-CELL PHONE/APP PUSH NOTIFICATIONS/WIRELESS EMERGENCY ALERTS  
 
THINGS ARE STARTING TO LOOK MORE ACTIVE SEVERE WEATHER-WISE OVER  
THE NEXT WEEK OR SO AND WE'RE RIGHT AT THE BEGINNING OF WHAT IS  
NORMALLY THE PEAK OF SEVERE WEATHER SEASON. NOW IS THE TIME WHEN  
YOU WANT TO BE THINKING ABOUT AND TALKING ABOUT YOUR PLANS FOR  
WHAT YOU'D DO WHEN A TORNADO WARNING, SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING  
OR FLASH FLOOD WARNING IS ISSUED FOR YOUR LOCATION. WHERE IS YOUR  
SHELTER AT HOME, WORK OR SCHOOL? TAKE SOME TIME TODAY AND TONIGHT  
TO TALK ABOUT THIS WITH YOUR FAMILY WHEN YOU'RE ALL TOGETHER. MAKE  
SURE THAT EVERYONE IS AWARE OF THE PLAN.  
 
FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE VISIT WEATHER.GOV/MILWAUKEE AND  
READYWISCONSIN.WI.GOV  
 

 
 
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