LUBBOCK, Texas — The City of Lubbock announced on Thursday it will conduct an Outdoor Warning System (OWS) test on Friday at 9:30 a.m.

According to a press release the test will be a 3 minute activation of the Outdoor Warning System sirens. 

The release “is only a test and does not indicate severe weather in the area.”

Sirens will be tested monthly on the second Friday of the month. If the National Weather Service forecasts a ten percent chance or greater of a thunderstorm the day of the rest, the OWS test will be canceled and not rescheduled.  

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