Franklin Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Dense Fog Advisory
Statement as of 11:25 PM CDT on October 23, 2014

...Dense fog advisory remains in effect until 10 am CDT Friday...

* visibility...widespread visibilities of one quarter mile or less have developed across the area. Expect further reduced visibilities overnight.

* Impacts...travel and the morning commute will be impacted by the reduced visibilities and fog. Allow extra travel time.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A dense fog advisory means visibilities will frequently be reduced to less than one quarter mile. If driving...slow down... use your headlights...and leave plenty of distance ahead of you.

Public Information Statement
Statement as of 1:02 am CDT on October 24, 2014

...NOAA Weather Radio kjy-63 at Forest City is off the air...

The NOAA Weather Radio transmitter kjy-63 at Forest City Iowa is off the air due to a communications or hardware failure. Technicians have been notified but there is no estimated restore time.

The Forest City NOAA Weather Radio broadcasts on channel 5...or a frequency of 162.500 mhz...and services the following counties in Iowa...Cerro Gordo...Franklin...Hancock...Kossuth...Winnebago... Wright...and Worth. Faribault and Freeborn counties in Minnesota are also served by this transmitter.

Neighboring transmitters that service some of these counties include wng-688 at Ringsted broadcasting on channel 4 or 162.475 mhz...kxi- 68 at Saint Ansgar broadcasting on channel 3 or 162.450 mhz...wng- 666 at Iowa Falls broadcasting on channel 6 or 162.525 mhz...wxk- 84 at Fort Dodge broadcasting on channel 1 or 162.400 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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