UPDATE: Weather radio transmitter repairs delayed

The National Weather Service in Huntsville was expecting to have their Huntsville Weather Radio Transmitter back online Monday, after it went out last Tuesday, Nov. 29. Due to the weather crews were not able to make the necessary repairs though.

The site was damaged when an EF-2 tornado passed within a half mile of the transmitter Tuesday night. A phone line connecting the National Weather Service office in Huntsville to the transmitter went down after the site was damaged. While the line is down alerts will not be heard on any radio stations tuned into the Huntsville transmitter.

Verizon is currently waiting on the power company to now replace utility poles that were damaged on Monte Sano, so the phone line can be reconnected. Since the rainy weather is expected to last at least into Tuesday the National Weather Service is now expecting the transmitter to be back online sometime midweek.

Until then they encourage residents to listen to stations out of Arab or Fort Payne:

WNG-642 out of Arab, transmitting on 162.525 MHz.
WWF-44 out of Fort Payne, transmitting on 162.500 MHz.