We have an update to an earlier story KXAN covered last week. The Llano NOAA weather radio transmitter is still unavailable. National Weather Service officials hoped it’d be up and working by the end of last week but it’s repair has now been scheduled for Tuesday of this coming week.
PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE AUSTIN/SAN ANTONIO TX 859 PM CDT SAT APR 12 2014 ...LLANO NOAA WEATHER RADIO TRANSMITTER WWF-91 REMAINS OFF THE AIR... THE LLANO NOAA WEATHER RADIO TRANSMITTER WWF-91 WHICH OPERATES ON 162.425 MHZ IS CURRENTLY OFF THE AIR. THE TRANSMITTER AND EQUIPMENT WAS DAMAGED FROM A LIGHTNING STRIKE. THE TRANSMITTER AND WEATHER RADIO BROADCAST WILL BE OFF THE AIR UNTIL REPAIRS CAN BE MADE. DUE TO THE HEIGHT OF THE TOWER...SPECIALLY TRAINED TECHNICIANS ARE HAVING TO BE BROUGHT IN. THE CREW IS SCHEDULED TO WORK ON THE TRANSMITTER EARLY NEXT WEEK. RESIDENTS MAY BE ABLE TO RECEIVE BROADCASTS FROM NEARBY TRANSMITTERS IN AUSTIN 162.400 MHZ...KERRVILLE 162.450 MHZ...AND SAN SABA 162.525 MHZ OR GO DIRECTLY TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WEBPAGE AT WWW.WEATHER.GOV/AUSTIN Parts of Central Texas are included in a slight risk area for severe weather Sunday. Those in the Hill Country with a weather radio that isn't working, try tuning in to a neighboring tower. There is some overlap. Scattered showers and thunderstorms are possible as a dryline moves into the Hill Country.