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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MELBOURNE FL
1037 PM EDT MON JUL 18 2011

...ALERTS FOR ORANGE COUNTY WILL BE ADDED TO THE NOAA WEATHER RADIO
MELBOURNE TRANSMITTER...

BEGINNING WEDNESDAY JULY 20TH...SEVERE WEATHER WATCHES AND WARNINGS
FOR ORANGE COUNTY WILL BE TONE ALERTED ON THE NOAA WEATHER RADIO
MELBOURNE TRANSMITTER...STATION WXJ-70...OPERATING ON A FREQUENCY OF
162.550 MEGAHERTZ. THIS CHANGE IS IN RESPONSE TO RECENT SIGNAL TESTS
THAT HAVE SHOWN THAT PORTIONS OF EASTERN ORANGE COUNTY CAN RECEIVE A
SIGNAL FROM WXJ-70 STRONG ENOUGH TO ACTIVATE NOAA WEATHER RADIO.

ALERTS FOR ORANGE COUNTY WILL CONTINUE TO BE BROADCAST ON THE NOAA
WEATHER RADIO STATIONS KIH-63 IN ORLANDO...OPERATING ON A FREQUENCY
OF 162.475 MEGAHERTZ...AND KIH-26 IN DAYTONA BEACH...OPERATING ON A
FREQUENCY OF 162.400 MEGAHERTZ. WEATHER RADIO LISTENERS IN ORANGE
COUNTY...EAST OF STATE ROAD 417...THAT ARE HAVING RECEPTION ISSUES
WITH THESE STATIONS MAY WISH TO SWITCH TO THE MELBOURNE TRANSMITTER
TO DETERMINE IF A STRONGER SIGNAL CAN BE RECEIVED.

TESTS OF THE NOAA WEATHER RADIO PUBLIC WARNING SYSTEM ARE NORMALLY
CONDUCTED EACH WEDNESDAY BETWEEN 11 AM AND NOON AND AGAIN BETWEEN 6
AND 8 PM. IF SEVERE WEATHER IS EXPECTED DURING THESE TIMES...THEN
THE TEST WILL BE POSTPONED UNTIL THE NEXT DAY...WEATHER PERMITTING.
NOAA WEATHER RADIO LISTENERS SHOULD CHECK THEIR EQUIPMENT TO MAKE
SURE THEIR RECEIVERS HAVE BEEN ACTIVATED BY THIS ALERT.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON NOAA WEATHER RADIO...PLEASE VISIT:

HTTP://WWW.SRH.NOAA.GOV/MLB/?N=NWR
HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/NWR

FOR ANY ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS ON THIS BROADCAST CHANGE...PLEASE
CONTACT THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE:

SCOTT SPRATT
WARNING COORDINATION METEOROLOGIST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
421 CROTON RD.
MELBOURNE FL 32935
321-255-0212
SCOTT.SPRATT@NOAA.GOV

DERRICK WEITLICH
NOAA WEATHER RADIO PROGRAM MANAGER
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
421 CROTON RD.
MELBOURNE FL 32935
321-255-0212
DERRICK.WEITLICH@NOAA.GOV

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WEITLICH

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