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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
527 PM EDT WED OCT 26 2011

...PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT...

EARLIER TODAY...TEST WEATHER WARNINGS THAT WERE LABELED AS TESTS...BUT
IMPROPERLY CODED AS ACTIVE WARNINGS...WERE INADVERTENTLY
DISTRIBUTED TO SUBSCRIBERS OF THE NOAA WEATHER WIRE AND EMERGENCY
MANAGEMENT NEWS WIRE FROM A NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HEADQUARTERS
TESTING FACILITY. THOUGH THE MESSAGES WERE CLEARLY LABELED AS A
TEST...THEY SHOULD NOT HAVE BEEN DISTRIBUTED OUTSIDE THE AGENCY.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE/WASHINGTON WEATHER FORECAST
OFFICE REGRETS ANY CONFUSION THAT THIS MAY HAVE CAUSED. THE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HEADQUARTERS TESTING FACILITY WANTS TO
ASSURE OUR CUSTOMERS THAT THEY WILL IMMEDIATELY TAKE ACTION TO
PREVENT THIS FROM HAPPENING IN THE FUTURE.

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