NOAA Weather Radio Broadcasts Experiencing Difficulties

...NOAA WEATHER RADIO BROADCASTS EXPERIENCING DIFFICULTIES...
NOAA WEATHER RADIO FROM THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MEMPHIS IS
CURRENTLY EXPERIENCING TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES.  THE SYSTEM IS BACK
ONLINE BUT IS NOT OPERATING AT AN OPTIMAL LEVEL.  THERE IS A HUM THAT
TECHNICIANS ARE AWARE OF,  HOWEVER THIS COULD IMPACT THE "SAME" AND "1050"
TONES IN AREAS THAT ARE NOT IN CLOSE PROMIMITY TO THE TRANSMITTER.  THE
ISSUE SHOULD BE RESOLVED ON WEDNESDAY.
 

 Additional Information:

...NOAA WEATHER RADIO COVERAGE EXPANDED ACROSS EASTERN ARKANSAS...
DUE TO A HARDWARE FAILURE OF THE NOAA WEATHER RADIO SYSTEM OUT OF THE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE IN MEMPHIS...SEVERAL COUNTIES ACROSS
EASTERN ARKANSAS WERE ADDED TO THE LITTLE ROCK NOAA WEATHER RADIO
BROADCASTS. ALTHOUGH THE HARDWARE ISSUE HAS BEEN CORRECTED...DUE TO THE
THREAT OF SEVERE WEATHER...THE ADDITIONAL COUNTIES WILL REMAIN ON THE
LITTLE ROCK TRANSMITTERS THROUGH WEDNESDAY.  THE COUNTIES AVAILABLE ON
PARTICULAR TRANSMITTERS ARE DETERMINED BY THE BEST COVERAGE PATTERN...
WITH TRANSMITTERS OUT OF THE MEMPHIS NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE
OFFERING BETTER COVERAGE ACROSS EASTERN ARKANSAS.  HOWEVER...DUE TO
THE SEVERE WEATHER POTENTIAL THIS AFTERNOON INTO THE OVERNIGHT HOURS...
SEVERAL COUNTIES WERE ADDED TO TRANSMITTERS BASED OUT OF THE NATIONAL
WEATHER SERVICE IN LITTLE ROCK...IN CASE ANOTHER ISSUE ARISES LATER TODAY.
THE FOLLOWING GIVES THE COUNTIES THAT WERE ADDED...AND WHICH TRANSMITTER
THE WEATHER RADIO WOULD NEED TO BE TUNED TO...IF THE NEED ARISES.
 
COUNTY          TRANSMITTER                 FREQUENCY
---------------------------------------------------------------
CLAY            CHEROKEE VILLAGE WNG-639    162.475 - CHANNEL 4
CRAIGHEAD       RUSSELL KXI-96              162.400 - CHANNEL 1
CROSS           RUSSELL KXI-96              162.400 - CHANNEL 1
GREENE          CHEROKEE VILLAGE WNG-639    162.475 - CHANNEL 4
LAWRENCE        CHEROKEE VILLAGE WNG-639    162.475 - CHANNEL 4
LEE             RUSSELL KXI-96              162.400 - CHANNEL 1
PHILLIPS        STAR CITY WXJ-54            162.400 - CHANNEL 1
POINSETT        RUSSELL KXI-96              162.400 - CHANNEL 1
RANDOLPH        CHEROKEE VILLAGE WNG-639    162.475 - CHANNEL 4
ST. FRANCIS     RUSSELL KXI-96              162.400 - CHANNEL 1
 
PLEASE NOTE...THE COVERAGE FROM TRANSMITTERS OUT OF THE LITTLE ROCK NATIONAL
WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE IN MOST CASES WILL NOT COVER THE ENTIRE COUNTY.  ALSO...
THERE WILL BE NO COVERAGE AVAILABLE IN CRITTENDEN OR MISSISSIPPI COUNTIES.


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