NOAA’s “All Hazards” radio transmitters were off the air for about twenty hours this weekend.
According to a bulletin issued at 10 PM Saturday, May 21 from the National Weather Service office in Taunton: “The computer system that runs NOAA all hazards radio from the Taunton forecast office has failed.” The outage also affected the office’s automated phone recordings. The bulletin indicated that parts “have been ordered”; it predicted that the transmitters might not be operational until Sunday night or Monday. A subsequent bulletin issued at 6 PM on Sunday, May 22 announced that service had been restored.
The Taunton office operates seven different transmitters throughout New England disseminating weather and hazard information to the general public.