Weather radio not alerting

Since the April 16th tornado, I’ve been paying close attention to my weather radio when storms are approaching. The problem is that it hasn’t sounded for anything in weeks. I tried connecting my radio to my attic antenna (aimed directly at the WXL58 tower in Chapel Hill) but it didn’t seem to help.

I decided to pay close attention to my radio during today’s scheduled weekly test broadcast. When noon came and went without my radio sounding, I emailed the National Weather Service with a report that the alert system may be in the fritz. My friend Greg has also noted a lack of alarms lately, too, so I’m thinking it may not be just my radio.

Should I hear back from the folks at the NWS, I’ll let you know.

3 Responses to “Weather radio not alerting”

  1. Wade Minter says:

    My weather radio (tuned to the Garner station) has been working. It alarmed for a Wake County severe thunderstorm warning at 1am this morning.

  2. Mark Turner says:

    Thanks for letting me know, Wade. I’d try tuning in the Garner station but it looks like it no workie, either:

    Wake 037183 Garner 162.450 WNG706 300 OUT OF SERVICE

  3. Wade Minter says:

    Looks online to me?

    http://www.weather.gov/nwr/Maps/PHP/site.php?State=NC&Site=WNG706

    WNG706 300 W 162.450 MHz NORMAL

    I just went and hit my radio and I’m getting the standard broadcast from Garner just fine.