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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW YORK NY
504 PM EST FRI FEB 21 2014

...NOAA WEATHER RADIO NEW YORK CITY REMAINS OUT OF SERVICE...

THE NOAA WEATHER RADIO TRANSMITTER THAT SERVES THE NEW YORK CITY 
METROPOLITAN AREA CONTINUES TO CAUSE RADIO FREQUENCY INTERFERENCE ON 
THE U.S. COAST GUARD CHANNEL 16 TRANSMITTER FOR INTERNATIONAL 
DISTRESS...SAFETY AND RESCUE.

THE NEW YORK CITY NOAA WEATHER RADIO TRANSMITS ON A FREQUENCY OF 
162.55 MHZ WHICH IS VERY CLOSE TO THE U.S. COAST GUARD CHANNEL 16 
BROADCAST FREQUENCY.

AFTER MANY MONTHS OF TROUBLESHOOTING...WE ARE UNABLE TO ISOLATE THE 
SOURCE OF THE INTERFERENCE PROBLEM. THEREFORE WE ARE PLANNING TO 
RELOCATE THE TRANSMITTER. RELOCATION WILL TAKE AT LEAST SIX MONTHS.

IT IS IMPORTANT TO NOTE THAT DURING THIS TIME...NOAA WEATHER RADIO 
WILL BE TURNED ON TO BROADCAST LIFE SAVING WEATHER WATCHES 
AND WARNINGS. 

THIS INCLUDES WATCHES AND WARNINGS FOR TORNADOES...FLASH FLOODS... 
AND SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS INCLUDING SPECIAL MARINE WARNINGS. 
THESE BROADCASTS WILL ENSURE DISSEMINATION THROUGH THE EMERGENCY 
ALERT SYSTEM...WHICH IS CARRIED BY THE BROADCAST MEDIA. 

WE WILL PROVIDE UPDATES ON THE STATUS OF THE NEW YORK CITY NOAA 
WEATHER RADIO TRANSMITTER THROUGH PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENTS AS 
MORE INFORMATION BECOMES AVAILABLE.

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