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NOUS41 KOKX 121909
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CTZ005>012-NJZ002-004-006-103>108-NYZ067>075-078>081-176>179-162000-

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT 
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW YORK NY 
309 PM EDT WED JUN 12 2019

...PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT...

...THE NOAA WEATHER RADIO NYC TRANSMITTER IS EXPECTED TO RETURN TO 
SERVICE AUTUMN 2019...

THE NOAA WEATHER RADIO TRANSMITTER THAT SERVES THE NYC METROPOLITAN 
AREA IS EXPECTED TO RETURN TO SERVICE IN AUTUMN 2019 AFTER AN 
EXTENDED OUTAGE. THE NEW LOCATION FOR KWO-35 WILL BE AT THE TOP OF 
THE EMPIRE STATE BUILDING IN MIDTOWN MANHATTAN.

IN NOVEMBER 2017, SERVICE WAS TERMINATED DUE TO FAILED LEASE 
NEGOTIATIONS. THE OUTAGE REQUIRED THE NWS TO RE-LOCATE THE 
TRANSMITTER TWO TIMES. WHILE THE PROCESS OF IDENTIFYING POSSIBLE NEW 
LOCATIONS WAS CHALLENGING, IT WAS ULTIMATELY COMPLETED. NOW THAT A 
NEW SITE HAS BEEN FINALIZED, NWS IS AUTHORIZED TO BEGIN NEW 
INSTALLATION PROCEDURES AND SYSTEM TESTING TO ENSURE THE TRANSMITTER 
SIGNAL WILL PERFORM AT OPTIMAL LEVELS. THIS PROCESS WILL TAKE 
SEVERAL MONTHS. HOWEVER, IF ALL GOES WELL, WE COULD HAVE THE 
TRANSMITTER BACK SOONER THAN ANTICIPATED. 

KWO35 WILL RESUME BROADCAST ON A FREQUENCY OF 162.550 MHZ ON 750 
WATTS.

IN THE MEANTIME, LOCAL NWS OBSERVATIONS, FORECASTS, AND DATA FOR THE 
NYC METROPOLITAN AREA CAN BE FOUND ON:

THE WEB AT: HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/OKX

FACEBOOK AT: HTTPS://WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/NWSNEWYORKNY

TWITTER AT: HTTPS://TWITTER.COM/NWSNEWYORKNY


IF YOU HAVE ANY COMMENTS OR QUESTIONS, PLEASE CONTACT SUSAN 
BUCHANAN, NWS ACTING DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS AT 
SUSAN.BUCHANAN@NOAA.GOV OR 301-427-9000.

VOICE RECORDINGS OF NWS WEATHER INFORMATION FOR THE NYC METROPOLITAN 
AREA WILL CONTINUE AT 631-924-0517.

WE WILL PROVIDE UPDATES ON THE STATUS OF THE NYC NOAA WEATHER RADIO 
TRANSMITTER THROUGH PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENTS WHEN ADDITIONAL 
INFORMATION BECOMES AVAILABLE.

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