NWS to Conduct Tornado Drill on April 14 Using Live EAS TOA & TOR Codes

On April 14, the National Weather Service (NWS) will initiate a live EAS Tornado Watch test using the TOA code at 1:00 p.m.  At 1:45 pm and again at 6:55 pm., the NWS will issue test Tornado Warnings using the TOR code. In the event of actual severe weather on that date, the test will be postponed until the following day (April 15) at the same times.  This test is being held in conjunction with Severe Weather Awareness Week (April 11-15). Find more information on Severe Weather Awareness week and the test Tornado Watch/ Warnings here. Hear National Weather Service Warning Coordination Meteorologist Todd Krause discuss severe weather safety on Access Minnesota.