Public Information Statement
Issued by NWS Blacksburg, VA

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
227 PM EDT TUE SEP 1 2015

...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RICHLANDS RADIO TEST...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IS IN THE PROCESS OF EXPANDING THE NOAA
ALL HAZARDS WEATHER RADIO NETWORK. A NEW RADIO WZ 2543 IS BEING
INSTALLED NEAR RICHLANDS VIRGINIA. THE BROADCAST ORIGINATES FROM THE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE IN BLACKSBURG VIRGINIA AND IS
TRANSMITTING ON A FREQUENCY OF 162.425 MEGAHERTZ. THE TRANSMITTER
WAS PROVIDED FOR IMPROVED NOAA WEATHER RADIO COVERAGE FOR THE
RICHLANDS LISTENING AREA...TO INCLUDES TAZEWELL AND RUSSELL
COUNTIES.

THE STATION WILL UNDERGO TESTING FOR 30 DAYS BEGINNING
TUESDAY...SEPTEMBER 1 2015. WHEN TESTING IS COMPLETED...WE WILL
BROADCAST A DATE FOR OFFICIAL USE. UNTIL TESTING IS COMPLETED AND
A DATE FOR OFFICIAL USE IS ANNOUNCED...DO NOT USE THIS STATION FOR
WARNINGS AND SEVERE WEATHER INFORMATION. AT THE PRESENT TIME...THE
RADIO IS UNDERGOING TESTING AND SHOULD NOT BE RELIED UPON FOR ANY
WARNINGS OR SEVERE WEATHER INFORMATION. IF YOU HAVE ANY
QUESTIONS...OR EXPERIENCE ANY INTERFERENCE FROM THIS NEW
TRANSMITTER...PLEASE CONTACT THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
BLACKSBURG AT 1-540-552-0084.

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