“Malfunction” during the MO/KS Statewide Tornado Drill


FOUR STATE REGION (KSNF/KODE) — Some sort of issue happened during the Kansas/Missouri Statewide Tornado Drill Tuesday.

The National Weather Service in St. Louis calls the issue a “malfunction” between the Weather Emergency Alert System and the NWS.

Meanwhile, NWS Kansas City says the word “TEST” was supposed to be on the alert. They are looking into the cause.

Concerning the recent tornado drill. The National Weather Service issued a properly coded TEST tornado warning. Somewhere in the Wireless Emergency Alert System chain, the message was misinterpreted as an actual warning and sent it out that way. We are looking into the cause

NWS Kansas City Twitter

Either way, many NWS offices across both states were quick to jump on social media and remind everyone today was just a test and only a test.

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