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NOAA Weather Radio

Selected NWR Audio Downloads

The Voice Of The National Weather Service

NOAA Weather Radio (NWR) provides listeners with continuous broadcasts of the latest weather information from your local National Weather Service office. Broadcasts are specifically tailored to weather information needs within the listening area of the transmitter. The transmitter listening area is usually within 40 miles of a transmitter but can vary depending on surrounding terrain and atmospheric conditions.

Regular broadcast programming includes local forecasts, climate data, hourly weather conditions, extended forecasts and more. These products are continuously updated throughout the day or as need is dictated by change in the weather. Broadcast cycles are generally 4 to 7 minutes long but are shortened during severe weather to provide the listener with active weather watches or warnings that pose a threat to life or property.

NOAA Weather Radio utilizes seven frequencies in the VHF band between 162.400 and 162.550 megahetz (MHz) to broadcast across the country on over 800 transmitters nationwide. These frequencies are outside the normal AM or FM broadcast range thus requiring a special receiver or weather radio. These radio's can be bought at electronic stores starting at around $20.

Most receivers can be remotely activated by a tone alert transmitted by the National Weather Service preceding a warning. However, some receivers are equipped with a special feature, Weather Radio Specific Area Message Encoding (NWR SAME), that allows for pin point warnings within a county.

More information can be found at the National Weather Service NOAA Weather Radio web site.


Select the transmitter of interest from the map below or select from the list to its right.

 

Transmitter location map Snowboard Ridge Transmitter Wilkenson Hill Transmitter Spout Springs Transmitter Silussi Butte Transmitter Stacker Butte Transmitter Dewey Road Transmitter Rattlesnake Ridge Transmitter Yakima Ridge Transmitter Sky Meadows Transmitter Powell Butte Transmitter Fall Mountain Transmitter Carney Butte Transmitter


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