As we reported a few weeks ago, the National Weather Service was due to start sending Commercial Mobile Alert System (CMAS) messages, also known as Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA), this month. Unfortunately, it looks like some delays are going to push this date out to the end of the month.
In an email sent to their local Warning Coordination Meteorologists (WCMs), NWS explained that due to due to technical issues the launch will be delayed 7-10 days.
“If all goes well, a late Wednesday or Thursday (June 27 or 28) rollout is possible and we’ll try not to push things back until the following week.”
Here’s to hoping that all of the issues get worked out soon. We know that there are a lot of people excited to see CMAS at work in the field.