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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LINCOLN IL
1147 AM CDT MON JUL 23 2018

...SERVICE AREA CHANGE FOR NOAA WEATHER RADIO STATION WXJ-71 IN
PEORIA...

EFFECTIVE MONDAY, AUGUST 27TH AT NOON CDT, A CHANGE WILL BE MADE
TO THE SERVICE AREA OF NOAA WEATHER RADIO (NWR) STATION WXJ-71 IN
PEORIA. FORECAST AND WARNING INFORMATION FOR PUTNAM COUNTY WILL NO
LONGER BE INCLUDED IN THE BROADCAST.

PUTNAM COUNTY IS ON THE FRINGE OF RELIABLE RECEPTION FROM WXJ-71.
ANOTHER NWR STATION, WXL-22, WAS INSTALLED MANY YEARS AGO NEAR
PRINCETON, IN NEARBY BUREAU COUNTY. THIS STATION IS ONLY ABOUT 10
MILES FROM PUTNAM COUNTY, AND PROVIDES A SOLID SIGNAL ACROSS THE 
ENTIRE COUNTY. WXL-22 CURRENTLY INCLUDES PUTNAM COUNTY IN ITS 
SERVICE AREA, SO WXJ-71 LISTENERS IN THE COUNTY SHOULD TUNE THEIR 
RADIO RECEIVERS TO WXL-22 BETWEEN NOW AND AUGUST 27TH.

WEATHER RADIO PROGRAMMING INFORMATION:

* COUNTY CODE FOR PUTNAM COUNTY:  017155
* FREQUENCY FOR WXL-22:  162.425 MHZ (CHANNEL 2)
* OTHER COUNTIES IN THE WXL-22 SERVICE AREA: BUREAU (017011),
  HENRY (017073), LA SALLE (017099), LEE (017103), MARSHALL
  (017123), STARK (017175), WHITESIDE (017195)

STATION WXJ-71 IN PEORIA, WHICH OPERATES ON A FREQUENCY OF 162.475
MHZ, WILL CONTINUE TO AIR FORECASTS AND WARNINGS FOR THE FOLLOWING
COUNTIES: FULTON, KNOX, MARSHALL, MASON, PEORIA, STARK, TAZEWELL,
AND WOODFORD. 

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS ABOUT THIS ACTION, PLEASE
CONTACT:

CHRIS MILLER, WARNING COORDINATION METEOROLOGIST
PHONE: 217-732-3089 (8:30 AM TO 4 PM)
E-MAIL: CHRIS.MILLER@NOAA.GOV

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GEELHART

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