April 7-11: 2008 Wyoming Severe Weather Awareness Week
National Weather Service to do a Test Tornado Drill on April 9th
March 25, 2008
The week of April 7 - 11 has been designated as 2008 Wyoming Severe Weather Awareness Week by the National Weather Service. The NWS encourages educators, media and program managers to use this week as an opportunity to educate the public about severe weather and severe weather safety in Wyoming.
The National Weather Service will conduct a test tornado drill on Wednesday, April 9 to ensure that communication systems and the Emergency Alert System are properly operating. The Test Tornado Watch will begin at 10:00 a.m. MDT. This will be followed by a Test Tornado Warning issued at 10:30 a.m. and cancelled at 10:45 a.m. The Test Tornado Watch will end at 11:00 a.m.
The National Weather Service has personnel available to answer questions regarding activities associated with 2008 Wyoming Severe Weather Awareness Week, or to do live or taped interviews. Additional information is available online at: http://weather.gov/riverton throughout the campaign.
For more information, contact Chris Jones, Warning Coordination Meteorologist with the National Weather Service Riverton at 1-800-211-1448 or 307-857-3898 ext. 726
1-800-211-1448, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.