New Weather Warning Format

The National Weather Service Shreveport office is revising the format of warnings for thunderstorms.  The chart below explains it all.

The most notable change is in the upper range of severity of storms predicted.  There is now alerts on cell phones of weather danger.

The weather service posted, “Please become familiar with the changes.”

This week the Shreveport office relayed this message from FEMA Federal Emergency Management Agency.  They said, Mark the calendar! We’ll conduct a national test of Wireless Emergency Alert & the Emergency Alert System on August 11 at 2:20 PM ET.

Remember, the WEA test message will only be displayed on cell phones if you have opted-in to receive test messages.

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