Emergency Alert System (EAS) 2020 Required Monthly Test Schedule

Each month, a required test of the Emergency Alert System takes place statewide.

It occurs on the third Thursday of every month except March to avoid conflict with the NCAA basketball tournament.

Below is the required monthly test schedule for 2020:

ODD MONTHS: 2:50 pm Eastern EVEN MONTHS: 4:50 am Eastern

  1. January 16, 2020 2:50 pm Eastern
  2. February 20, 2020 4:50 am Eastern
  3. March 18, 2020 2:50 PM Eastern*
  4. April 16, 2020 4:50 am Eastern
  5. May 21, 2020 2:50 pm Eastern
  6. June 18, 2020 4:50 am Eastern
  7. July 16, 2020 2:50 pm Eastern
  8. August 20, 2020 4:50 am Eastern
  9. September 17, 2020 2:50 pm Eastern
  10. October 15, 2020 4:50 am Eastern
  11. November 19, 2020 2:50 pm Eastern
  12. December 17, 2020 4:50 am Eastern

* 2020 NWS Severe Weather Preparedness Week – March 15-21, 2020. Use of the live TOR code is being requested for the Wednesday, March 18, 2020 NWS Test.

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