| As the "Voice of the National Weather Service,"
NOAA Weather Radio provides a continuous broadcast of the latest weather
information from the National Weather Service Forecast Office (NWSFO) in
Sacramento. Personnel at NWSO Sacramento are responsible for two separate
NOAA Weather Radios - one for the Northern Sacramento Valley area and one for
the Southern Sacramento Valley and Northern San Joaquin Valley area.
Listeners up north can tune in WXL88 at 162.55
MHz for broadcasts transmitted from a tower on top of South Fork Mountain
in Shasta County. Listeners in the Southern Sacramento Valley, the Northern
San Joaquin Valley and surrounding areas can choose between two frequencies.
People residing in the Sacramento area northward to Oroville can tune
in WWF67 at 162.40 MHz, which is transmitted
from Wolf Mountain in Nevada County. A simulcast transmission on KEC57
at 162.55 MHz is broadcast from Jackson in
Amador County, and can be heard from Sacramento southward to Modesto.
the two NOAA Weather Radios include hourly
observations, forecasts, climate information,
and any warnings or advisories currently
in effect. The majority of the program
on the broadcasts is automated
using computer generated text-to-speech
technology. Tests of the warning device
are conducted Wednesday each week between
11:00 am and Noon, weather permitting.