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Several local NOAA weather radio transmitters have been on and off the air inconsistently throughout the past few days. The periodic outages were a result of maintenance being done on a telecommunication line that is used to transmit data from our office. Fortunately, this maintenance is coming to a conclusion, and service has been restored to most of our NOAA weather radio transmitters. As of the morning of Wednesday, January 19, only KXI-86 Crescent City remains impacted by these outages. It is anticipated that this transmitter will return to service by the end of this week.

In the meantime, information about NOAA weather radio transmitter coverage in northern Illinois and northwest Indiana can be found below. More can be found here.

Transmitter

Frequency (MHz)

Power (Watts)

Area

KWO-39 Chicago

162.550

300

Cook, DuPage, Lake IL, Lake IN, Porter

KZZ-81 Lockport

162.425

1000

Cook, DuPage, Kane, Kankakee, Kendall, Lake IL, Lake IN, Will

KZZ-57 Rockford

162.475

1000

Boone, DeKalb, Green, Lee, Ogle, Rock, Stephenson, Winnebago

WNG-536 DeKalb

162.550

300

Boone, DeKalb, Kane, Lee, Ogle, Winnebago

KZZ-55 Dixon

162.525

300

Bureau, Carroll, Clinton IA, Lee, Ogle, Whiteside

WNG-689 Hebron

162.450

300

Jasper, Lake IN, LaPorte, Newton, Porter, Pulaski, Starke

KXI-41 Crystal Lake

162.500

300

Boone, Cook, Kane, Kenosha, Lake, McHenry, Walworth

KXI-58 Plano

162.400

300

DeKalb, DuPage, Grundy, Kane, Kendall, LaSalle, Will

WXK-24 Odell

162.450

1000

Ford, Grundy, Iroquois, Kankakee, LaSalle, Livingston, Marshall, McLean, Will, Woodford

KXI-86 Crescent City

162.500

300

Benton, Ford, Iroquois, Kankakee, Newton, Vermillion

KZZ-58 Kankakee

162.525

300

Iroquois, Kankakee, Lake, Newton, Will