Public Information Statement
Issued by NWS Des Moines, IA

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
936 AM CDT FRI MAY 8 2015

...NOAA WEATHER RADIO WXL-57 AT DES MOINES WILL HAVE A DEGRADED
SIGNAL UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE...

THE NOAA WEATHER RADIO TRANSMITTER WXL-57 AT DES MOINES IOWA IS
EXPERIENCING A DEGRADED SIGNAL DUE TO A DAMAGED ANTENNA. ALL
LOCATIONS WITHIN THE SERVICE AREA WILL HAVE LITTLE TO NO
RECEPTION AND MAY NOT RECEIVE WATCH AND WARNING INFORMATION FOR
THE DURATION OF THE DEGRADED SIGNAL.

TECHNICIANS ARE WORKING TO RESTORE THE SYSTEM TO NORMAL BROADCAST
LEVELS. NOTIFICATION WILL BE MADE WHEN THE SYSTEM IS REPAIRED AND
THE BROADCAST IS RESTORED FOR THE ENTIRE SERVICE AREA. THE EXACT
TIME THAT THE SYSTEM WILL BE RESTORED IS UNKNOWN AT THIS TIME.

THE DES MOINES NOAA WEATHER RADIO BROADCASTS ON CHANNEL 7...OR A
FREQUENCY OF 162.550 MHZ...AND SERVICES THE FOLLOWING COUNTIES IN
IOWA...ADAIR...BOONE...CLARKE...DALLAS...GREENE...GUTHRIE...JASPER...
MADISON...MARION...POLK...STORY...AND WARREN.

NEIGHBORING TRANSMITTERS THAT SERVICE SOME OF THESE COUNTIES INCLUDE
WXK-84 AT FORT DODGE BROADCASTING ON CHANNEL 1 OR 162.400 MHZ...KXI-
98 AT MARSHALLTOWN BROADCASTING ON CHANNEL 5 OR 162.500 MHZ...KXI-
62 AT MONTEZUMA BROADCASTING ON CHANNEL 3 OR 162.450 MHZ...KZZ-68 AT
VAN WERT BROADCASTING ON CHANNEL 4 OR 162.475 MHZ...KXI-65 AT LENOX
BROADCASTING ON CHANNEL 3 OR 162.450 MHZ...AND KZZ-51 AT CARROLL
BROADCASTING ON CHANNEL 2 OR 162.425 MHZ.

WE APOLOGIZE FOR THIS INTERRUPTION AND WILL HAVE SERVICE RESTORED AS
SOON AS POSSIBLE.

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