Weather radio service restored after an outage


FARMERSBURG, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — Updated: As of 11:43 a.m. Wednesday the transmitters were returned to service.

Original: As stormy weather is expected to impact the Wabash Valley today, the National Weather Service reports that their transmitters in Edwardsport, Seymour and Putnamville are not on the air.

An official from the Indianapolis office of the NWS said the problem started about 2 days ago. A telecommunications error is responsible for the failure. The manager said that although they haven’t received a restore time estimate, the company that runs the system said workers would try to fix the problem on Wednesday.

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Edwardsport and Putnamville transmitters serve Parke, Putnam, Clay, Vigo, Sullivan, Owen, Greene, Knox and Daviess counties.

The NWS encourages residents to find another source of weather alerts until service can be restored.

WTWO/WAWV meteorologist Julie Henricks said current forecasts indicate residents should expect Wednesday’s worst weather to hit the area between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. Wind should be the biggest threat, however, light hail and brief heavy showers are possible. Henricks also isn’t ruling out the possibility of isolated tornadoes, especially at this time of year.

For the latest weather forecasts and alerts, visit our weather page here. A live interactive weather radar is available here. Chief Meteorologist Jesse Walker and Morning Meteorologist Julie Henricks will be tracking weather changes throughout the day and providing updated alerts here and on our Facebook page.


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