KANSAS CITY, Mo. — UPDATE, 10 p.m. | A Kansas City area weather radio transmitter went down Saturday night but was back on the air as of 10 p.m.
KID-77 seems to be back on the air for now, but it's still a good idea to have multiple methods of warning reception tonight. https://t.co/5tatD2IfIq— NWS Kansas City (@NWSKansasCity) May 9, 2021
The weather radio transmitter in KC (KID-77) is currently off the air. We are working to resolve it with the service company technicians.— NWS Kansas City (@NWSKansasCity) May 9, 2021
Please find alternate methods to get warnings as storms move into the area later tonight. pic.twitter.com/3b24euKIVc
Though the transmitter was repaired the National Weather Service still recommends people find other ways of getting weather related information as severe storms are expected later on in the night.
The NWS recommended the following resources to people:
- NOAA Weather Radio
- Local television and radio
- Wireless emergency alerts and weather apps
- Outdoor sirens
- Internet sites
- Reaching out to friends and family
People can also visit the 41 Action News weather forecast story for the latest updates.