The Louisville area weather radio transmitter has been disabled due to technical problems. The National Weather Service issued a statement, indicating that the necessary parts to repair the transmitter are on order and that they hope to have the transmitter back up and running by the end of the week.
The weather service apologized for the inconvenience and assured area residents that weather patterns should be quiet through Friday. For current weather conditions, please monitor the Louisville Dispatch weather page.
The KIH43 transmitter site located in New Albany covers the Louisville Metro Area and surrounding areas in southern Indiana and Kentucky. The transmitter operates on a frequency of 162.475 and can normally be heard on radios equipped to receive weather service transmissions. Weather radio programming normally carries forecasts and information about current weather conditions. When severe weather happens, alerts are broadcast with special tones that allow weather radio receivers to be activated in order to warn listeners of the impending dangerous conditions.