Weather Warning False Alarm


KTRE News reports, National Weather Service says emergency warning was false alarm
Whitney Mayfield KTRE
Dec 6, 2017 11:55 AM
EAST TEXAS (KTRE) – National Weather Service:

The routine Wednesday morning NOAA Weather Radio Test inadvertently transmitted as a Radiological Hazard Warning this morning.

At 11 am, the Shreveport National Weather Service erroneously and inadvertently transmitted the routine NOAA Weather Radio Wednesday morning communications test under an incorrect header that triggered the Specific Area Message Encoder to display an incorrect Radiological Hazard Warning.

The proper Specific Area Message Encoder to display for the routine weekly NOAA Weather Radio Communications test during each Wednesday morning between 11 and noon is Routine Weekly Test. The correct communications test message was rebroadcast at 11:10 am this Wednesday morning with the proper Routine Weekly Test.

The National Weather Service regrets any inconveniences to our listening audience.

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