NOAA weather radio transmitter down in Nashville

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Posted at 6:45 PM, Jan 02, 2023
and last updated 2023-01-03 19:54:25-05

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — National Weather Service officials have confirmed that the NOAA Weather Radio transmitter is down in Nashville.

"We don't quite know exactly what's going on, whether it's the cable or the antenna itself," said NWS Nashville Meteorologist-in-Charge, Krissy Hurley. "But we do have a technician on his way from Little Rock who has the expertise as well as the equipment to narrow down the issue to get the weather radio transmitter back up and running."

This news comes ahead of incoming storms in the Nashville and Middle Tennessee area overnight Monday and into Tuesday morning.

Alyssa Clements, with the National Weather Service, told NewsChannel 5 that crews are working to resolve the issue. However, some people in Davidson County may still pick up signals from surrounding transmitters in the meantime.

"So, we made sure that Clarksville weather radio transmitter, as well as LaFayette, also alerted for Davidson County," said Hurley.

At this time, there is no information on when the signal will return. The technician from Little Rock is expected to arrive in Nashville Wednesday morning.

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