NOAA Weather Radio Transmitter in Huntsville Offline Again (Update: Restored)
Station KIH-20 has been restored to service:
Public Information Statement National Weather Service Huntsville AL 1254 PM CST Wed Jan 4 2017 ...NOAA Weather Radio Transmitter in Huntsville back in service... NOAA Weather Radio station KIH-20, transmitting out of Huntsville on a frequency of 162.400 MHz, has been restored to service. The issue with the phone line that caused the broadcast outage has been resolved as of this afternoon. We apologize for any inconvenience this outage may have caused.
Station KIH-20 out of Huntsville, AL is off the air due to a communication problem. This outage comes only a few months after a previous outage caused by tornado damage on Monte Sano Mountain. Station KIH-20 serves the counties Lawrence, Limestone, Madison, Marshall, Morgan and Jackson, and Giles and Lincoln counties in middle Tennessee.
No severe weather is currently anticipated in the near future, so it is not vitally important to be tuned to the weather station. However for ease of mind, residents of the following counties can tune to alternate weather radio transmittes on their weather radio. If a Warning or Watch is issued they will still sound, although the quality of the broadcast will not be as good due to lower power used on several transmitters.
Lawrence county – Station KIH-57 Florence, AL – 162.475mhz
Morgan, Marshall, Madison & Jackson county – Station WNG-642 – 162.525mhz
Lincoln (TN), Madison & Jackson county – Station WNG-554 also on 162.525
A full statment from the National Weather Service this morning (1/3/17):
Public Information Statement National Weather Service Huntsville AL 1033 AM CST Tue Jan 3 2017 ...NOAA Weather Radio Transmitter in Huntsville Remains Offline... NOAA Weather Radio station KIH-20, transmitting out of Huntsville on a frequency of 162.400 MHz, remains off the air due to a communication outage. Technicians have been contacted and are beginning to address the problem with the communication line. During the outage, persons across the listening area can get their weather information from other stations. They include: WNG-642 out of Arab, transmitting on 162.525 MHz. KIH-57 out of Florence, transmitting on 162.475 MHz. WNG-554 out of Winchester, transmitting on 162.525MHz. The latest weather information is also available at our website, at http://weather.gov/huntsville. Weather information may also be available from local media and radio. We apologize for any inconvenience this outage may cause.