Van Buren Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Public Information Statement
Statement as of 8:30 PM CDT on October 20, 2014

...Two NOAA Weather Radio stations are currently off the air...

NOAA Weather Radio station wxl-66...broadcasting at 162.425 mhz at Mountain View...remains off the air.

NOAA Weather Radio station wxn-92...broadcasting at 162.525 mhz at Harrison...is off the air as well.

This is affecting NOAA Weather Radio broadcasts for Baxter...Boone... Carroll...Cleburne...Fulton...Independence...Izard...Marion...Newton ...Searcy...sharp...and Van Buren counties.

Both of these transmitters have sustained damage from recent thunderstorms...restricting the transmission of NOAA Weather Radio broadcasts. Repairs will have to be made to the antenna and cabling...but at this time it is unknown when the repairs will be complete. Broadcasts may be audible during the outage...though severely degraded due to damage at the site.

We will advise when service has been restored. Thank you for your patience during this outage. We hope to have our regularly scheduled broadcast restored as soon as possible.