NWS will issue test tornado warnings in Iowa & Nebraska - KTIV News 4 Sioux City IA: News, Weather and Sports

NWS will issue test tornado warnings in Iowa and Nebraska counties from 10 to 11 a.m.


The FCC has granted Iowa and Nebraska a waiver for the 2013 tornado drill.

Therefore, the real Emergency Alert System warning codes for test messages will be used during the drill.

Tornado Test Details

9:50 a.m. Storm Prediction Center coordinates with Iowa/Nebraska National Weather Service offices about a test tornado watch for Iowa and Nebraska.

10:00 a.m. Storm Prediction Center issues Test Tornado Watch for Iowa and Nebraska. Each Iowa/Nebraska National Weather Service office will issue test Watch Coordination Notification messages. Test watch will be toned alerted on NOAA All Hazards Radio and sent through the Emergency Alert System as a test message.

10:10 a.m. NWS Sioux Falls issue test tornado warnings for their Iowa & Nebraska counties.

10:30-10:35 a.m. All Iowa NWS offices issues a Severe Weather Statement to terminate the test warnings.

11:00 a.m. Test tornado watch expires.

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