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Upper Cowlitz NOAA Weather Radio

Broadcast Area
Upper Cowlitz Broadcast Area

Routine Broadcast Program
Every Cycle:
  • Weather Synopsis
  • Current Regional Observations
  • Western Washington Forecast (through 7 days)
  • Public Zone Forecasts for:
    • Upper Cowlitz Valley
      (including Randle and Packwood)
    • Cascade Mountains
      (including Mt. Rainier National Park)
Timed Products:
  • Seasonal Avalanche Warnings
    • :05, :25, and :45 after the hour
  • "No Avalanche Warning" Message
    • :05 and :35 after the hour
  • Seasonal Pass Reports
    • :10, :30, and :50 after the hour
  • Eastern Washington Forecast (through 5 days)
    • :15 and :45 after the hour
  • 8 to 14 Day Outlook
    • :25 and :55 after the hour

Counties Served - Warning Alarm EAS Codes
EAS Code

Note: Routine Weekly Tests of the Warning Alarm Feature are conducted each Wednesday around mid-day. When there is a severe weather threat, the test is postponed until the next good-weather day.

Station Operating Information
NOAA Weather Radio station WZ-2502 operates continuously on a frequency of 162.425 MHz.  The station is powered by a 100-watt transmitter at a Lewis County radio transmitter site between Bennett Road and US Highway 12. The broadcast originates from the National Weather Service (NWS) office in Seattle.


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