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NOAA Weather Radio Broadcasts May Have Problems Still

By news@wbbjtv.com

UPDATE 7:40 p.m. - ...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.

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - NOAA Weather Radio in the Memphis area has been restored according to the National Weather Service.

Officials expect full service to be available during severe weather Tuesday night and Wednesday morning.

The National Weather Service in Memphis reported they have an equipment failure kept them off the air for a time. The problem was described as a significant hardware failure.


Madison County EMA Director Marty Clements recommended that residents make sure to have more than one method of getting weather alerts like a phone tree or thru the emergency alert features on their cellular phones.

During weather advisories, watches and warnings, a crawl will be on the screen of WBBJ-TV ABC and CBS. During tornado warnings, our weather staff will be live on the air.

Our weather coverage will be simulcast on Thomas Media Stations (STAR 107.7, KIX 96, WWYN 106.9, 102.3 The Rocket, WJAK 1490AM).