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  • Dennis Harriss
    As you will notice these messages will be sent by Weather Radio also. Denny N8CTT Sent: Tuesday, June 06, 2006 13:54 Subject: Public Information Statement 491
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      As you will notice these messages will be sent by Weather Radio also.

      Denny N8CTT

      Sent: Tuesday, June 06, 2006 13:54
      Subject: Public Information Statement


      491
      NOUS43 KGRR 061753
      PNSGRR
      301-713-3391 X 139 301-713-0090 X 146

      PNSGRR

      PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
      NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND RAPIDS MI
      150 PM EDT TUE JUN 06 2006

      ...HAZCOLLECT NON-WEATHER EMERGENCY MESSAGE TESTING...

      THE HAZCOLLECT OPERATIONAL ACCEPTANCE TEST IS SCHEDULED FROM
      JUNE 5 TO JULY 21 2006. HAZCOLLECT IS A SYSTEM DEVELOPED BY THE
      NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE /NWS/ TO RELAY EMERGENCY MESSAGES FROM
      NON-NWS SOURCES USING DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY AND NWS
      SYSTEMS.

      HAZCOLLECT TESTING WILL SEND NON-WEATHER RELATED EMERGENCY TEXT
      PRODUCTS WITH THE FOLLOWING WORLD METEOROLOGICAL ORGANIZATION /WMO/
      HEADINGS:

      WOUSII CCCC FOR PRODUCTS IN THE CONTIGUOUS UNITED STATES

      AWIPS IDENTIFIERS /NNNXXX/ WILL BE INCLUDED IN EACH PRODUCT WHERE
      NNN IS THE AWIPS PRODUCT CATEGORY AND XXX IS THE IDENTIFIER OF THE
      RELAYING NWS OFFICE OR THE TWO-LETTER UNITED STATES POSTAL SERVICE
      /USPS/ ID OF THE AFFECTED STATE OR TERRITORY. THE FOLLOWING AWIPS
      IDENTIFIER PRODUCT CATEGORIES /NNN/ ARE AUTHORIZED FOR USE IN EACH
      OF THE PRODUCTS IDENTIFIED BY THE WMO HEADINGS DESCRIBED ABOVE:

      AWIPS NNN MASS NEWS DISSEMINATOR /MND/ PRODUCT TYPE LINE

      ADR ADMINISTRATIVE MESSAGE/FOLLOWUP STATEMENT
      AVA AVALANCHE WATCH
      AVW AVALANCHE WARNING
      CAE CHILD ABDUCTION EMERGENCY
      CDW CIVIL DANGER WARNING
      CEM CIVIL EMERGENCY MESSAGE
      EQW EARTHQUAKE WARNING
      EVI EVACUATION IMMEDIATE
      FRW FIRE WARNING
      HMW HAZARDOUS MATERIALS WARNING
      LEW LAW ENFORCEMENT WARNING
      LAE LOCAL AREA EMERGENCY
      TOE 911 TELEPHONE OUTAGE EMERGENCY
      NUW NUCLEAR POWER PLANT WARNING
      RHW RADIOLOGICAL HAZARD WARNING
      SPW SHELTER IN PLACE
      VOW VOLCANO WARNING

      A NATIONAL TEST MESSAGE WILL BE ORIGINATED EACH TUESDAY/JUNE 6...
      JUNE 13 ...JUNE 20...JUNE 27...JULY 11... AND JULY 18/ AND ON JUNE 7
      AND JULY 6 TO TEST DISTRIBUTION OF EMERGENCY MESSAGES OF NATIONAL
      SIGNIFICANCE. NATIONAL TEST MESSAGES WILL BE DISSEMINATED UNDER
      APPROPRIATE WMO HEADINGS AND WITH AN ASSOCIATED AWIPS IDENTIFIER
      ADRXX WHERE XX IS THE TWO-LETTER USPS ID OF A STATE OR TERRITORY.

      ALL NATIONAL TEST MESSAGES WILL BE SENT AS PRODUCT CATEGORY ADR TO
      MINIMIZE IMPACT ON USERS OF NWS INFORMATION AND NON-WEATHER
      EMERGENCY MESSAGES AND ACCORDING TO THE SCHEDULE BELOW. VARIOUS
      PARAMETERS OF THE TEST MESSAGES WILL CHANGE...SUCH AS MESSAGE TYPE...
      CREATION TIME...SOURCE AND NWS OFFICE...AND TEST MESSAGE NUMBER.

      MOST HAZCOLLECT TEST MESSAGES ARE INTENDED TO BE DISTRIBUTED OVER
      ALL NWS SYSTEMS FOR WHICH NON-WEATHER EMERGENCY MESSAGES ARE
      CURRENTLY SCHEDULED... INCLUDING NOAA WEATHER RADIO ALL HAZARDS.
      THE ADR ADMINISTRATIVE MESSAGE/FOLLOW UP TEST MESSAGES MAY BE
      RELAYED BY EMERGENCY ALERT SYSTEM PARTICIPATING STATIONS IN
      ACCORDANCE WITH LOCAL AND STATE EAS PLANS.

      A SAMPLE TEST MESSAGE FOLLOWS. NOTE: COG IS DEFINED AS
      COLLABORATIVE OPERATIONS GROUP.

      WOUS41 KCTP 251430
      ADRPA

      COUNTY SPECIFIC MESSAGE:

      STEVEN.SCHOFIELD@... HERBERT.WHITE@...
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