National Weather Service meteorologist Mark Rose works at the NWS facility in Old Hickory, Tenn.
MAJOR NWS OUTAGE ONGOING. Level 3 radar is down for NOAA/NWS. We have a backup for warnings which is confirmed working. Switch to Level II!— AllisonHouse Status (@AH_Status) May 22, 2014
Here's what a comms outage looks like during a tornado event... pic.twitter.com/MowE5EdSBY— Ryan Hanrahan (@ryanhanrahan) May 22, 2014
Really embarrassing that the NWS doesn't have redundancies/backup systems to mitigate a comms outage.— Ryan Hanrahan (@ryanhanrahan) May 22, 2014
RVA under a tornado warning during a public radar feed outage. I'm blind at the moment. All the mobile tech in the world, useless w/no data.— Dan Goff (@WxDan) May 22, 2014
Data looks like it is starting to flow again. NWS radar data updating on GRLevel3 software.— Gary Szatkowski (@GarySzatkowski) May 22, 2014
would like to personally thank the NWS for allowing all the radar data in the east to go down during biggest outbreak we'll see all year— John Feerick (@AtmosFeerick) May 22, 2014