Wright Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Public Information Statement
Statement as of 1:22 am CDT on October 26, 2014

...NOAA Weather Radio wng-688 at Ringsted is off the air...

The NOAA Weather Radio transmitter wng-688 at Ringsted Iowa is off the air due to a communications or hardware failure. Technicians have been notified but there is no estimated restore time.

The Ringsted NOAA Weather Radio broadcasts on channel 4...or a frequency of 162.475 mhz...and services the following counties in Iowa...Emmet...Hancock...Humboldt...Kossuth...Palo Alto...and Winnebago. Faribault and Martin counties in Minnesota are also served by this transmitter.

Neighboring transmitters that service some of these counties include wxk-84 at Fort Dodge broadcasting on channel 1 or 162.400 mhz...kzz- 80 at Milford broadcasting on channel 7 or 162.550 mhz...kjy-63 at Forest City broadcasting on channel 5 or 162.500 mhz...and wxk-40 at Mankato Minnesota broadcasting on channel 1 or 162.400 mhz.

We apologize for this interruption and will have service restored as soon as possible.

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