Weather Authority Alert

Tornado Warning Inadvertently Sent to Cell Phones

Posted Monday, March 4, 2013 --- 12:10 p.m.

SULLIVAN, Wis. (AP) -- The National Weather Service says a tornado warning issued Monday was meant to be a test.

The warning alert for the southeastern and south-central part of the state was inadvertently sent to smartphone users and broadcasters about 10:30 a.m. The weather service says a coding problem sent the message to digital vendor services as a real warning, when in fact it was meant to be a test.

Copyright 2013: Associated Press


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