Service restored to Huntsville NOAA weather radio transmitter

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – After being offline for more than a week, crews have restored service to the NOAA weather radio transmitter in Huntsville.

Service was restored shortly after sunset Thursday.

The transmitter, located high atop Monte Sano in Huntsville, was knocked offline during severe storms Tuesday night, November 29.

The damage on the mountain was later determined to have been caused by an EF-2 tornado.

The meteorologist-in-charge at the National Weather Service in Huntsville says a cut phone line due a telephone pole being knocked down caused the outage.

Poor weather conditions earlier this week prevented crews from making the repairs sooner.

The Huntsville transmitter serves at least six surrounding counties with their weather radio signal.

In a statement released Friday morning, the National Weather Service plans to resume regular weekly testing of the radio at 11:30 a.m.