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Inclement Weather Continues in the West; Heavy Precipitation Possible Over The Southern And Eastern U.S. Next Week

The inclement weather pattern over the western U.S. will likely bring mountain snow through the weekend. Critical fire weather will continue over the Southern Plains. Early next week through mid-week, there will be potential for heavy rain and possible flooding in the southern U.S. and wintry precipitation from the Mid Atlantic to the Northeast. Read More >


A national test of the Wireless Emergency Alert (WEA) system and Emergency Alert System (EAS) will take place on Wednesday Oct 3, 2018 at 12:18 MDT and 12:20 pm MDT. The National Weather Service (NWS) will not convey any test messages across NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards (NWR) or any other NWS dissemination systems. These tests are being conducted by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), in coordination with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).


These tests will assess the readiness to distribute an emergency message nationwide and determine whether improvements are needed. Details on how the test messages will reach the public, the exact contents of the test messages, and other test information is posted on FEMA's web page at: