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Public Information Statement

Statement as of 6:41 AM CDT on April 24, 2014


       ... Minnesota severe weather awareness week...

             ... tornado drill schedule today...

The National Weather Service... the Minnesota division of Homeland
security and emergency management... and other state... County and local
agencies ... have been conducting awareness activities this week.
The highlight is a tornado drill today. The drill will test the
statewide warning and communications system.

The schedule today is as follows...

100 PM - the National Weather Service will issue a simulated
          Tornado Watch for Minnesota.

145 PM - the National Weather Service will issue a simulated
          Tornado Warning for all Minnesota counties. Note that
          most cities and counties statewide will activate
          outdoor warning Siren systems.

200 PM - the National Weather Service will issue an... end of
          test... message using the severe weather statement.
          It should be stated that outdoor warning sirens will
          not be sounded again for this end of test... nor will
          there be any warning tone on NOAA Weather Radio.

655 PM - another simulated Tornado Warning for participating
          counties in Minnesota.

          A graphic of the counties participating in the evening
          drill is available at: http://www.Severeweather.State.MN.US

The 655 PM warning will be issued by all the National Weather
Service offices that serve Minnesota. It will be issued as a
test of family preparedness in the home and for second shift workers.


Weather Severe Map
Alabama - Flood Warning , Dense Fog Advisory
Alaska - Areal Flood Warning , Record Report
Arizona - Wind Advisory , Fire Weather Watch , Special Statement
Arkansas - Flood Warning , Lake Wind Advisory
California - Wind Advisory , Winter Weather Advisory , Fire Weather Watch , Special Statement
Colorado - Freeze Warning , Fire Weather Watch , Special Statement , Record Report , Public Information Statement
Connecticut - Freeze Watch , Fire Weather Warning
Delaware - Fire Weather Warning
Florida - Flood Warning , Dense Fog Advisory
Georgia - Flood Warning
Illinois - Flood Warning , Public Information Statement
Indiana - Public Information Statement
Iowa - Flood Warning , Public Information Statement
Kansas - Flood Warning , Public Information Statement
Kentucky - Special Statement
Louisiana - Flood Warning , Lake Wind Advisory , Dense Fog Advisory
Maine - Fire Weather Warning , Special Statement , Public Information Statement
Maryland - Fire Weather Warning , Special Statement
Massachusetts - Fire Weather Warning , Special Statement
Michigan - Flood Advisory , Winter Weather Advisory , Public Information Statement
Minnesota - Flood Warning , Flood Watch , Winter Weather Advisory , Winter Storm Warning , Record Report , Public Information Statement
Mississippi - Flood Warning , Dense Fog Advisory
Montana - Lake Wind Advisory , Record Report
Nebraska - Fire Weather Warning , Public Information Statement
Nevada - Lake Wind Advisory , Wind Advisory , Winter Weather Advisory , Winter Storm Watch , Fire Weather Watch
New Hampshire - Special Statement , Public Information Statement
New Jersey - Freeze Watch , Fire Weather Warning
New Mexico - Fire Weather Watch
New York - Flood Warning , Freeze Watch , Fire Weather Warning , Special Statement
North Carolina - Flood Advisory
North Dakota - Flood Warning , Record Report
Ohio - Special Statement , Public Information Statement
Oklahoma - Special Statement
Oregon - Wind Advisory , Avalanche Warning , Record Report
Pennsylvania - Fire Weather Warning
Rhode Island - Special Statement
South Carolina - Flood Warning
South Dakota - Fire Weather Warning , Public Information Statement
Texas - Lake Wind Advisory , Fire Weather Watch
Utah - Special Statement , Record Report
Vermont - Flood Warning , Fire Weather Warning , Special Statement
Virginia - Special Statement
Washington - Areal Flood Warning , Avalanche Warning , Record Report
Wisconsin - Flood Warning , Special Statement , Public Information Statement
Wyoming - Public Information Statement