Alert Ready Public Awareness Tests Schedule

Public Awareness Tests can occur up to a maximum of five times per year, with four test messages occuring on the third Wednesday of every third month of each calendar year beginning with March. Plus one test message occuring in May of each year during Emergency Preparedness week.

The following dates and times are scheduled for tests in 2017:

  • March 15 3:55 p.m.
  • May 10 at 1:55 p.m.
  • June 21 at 10:55 a.m.
  • September 20 at 1:55 p.m.
  • December 20 at 3:55 p.m.

Test message schedule for the following year is determined each November.