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NOAA Weather Radio


The NWS maintains a nation-wide network of weather radio transmitters known as NOAA Weather Radio (NWR) which broadcast weather information 24-hours a day, 365 days a year.  This weather information includes, but is not limited to, local forecasts and observations, severe weather watches and warnings, and educational information.  The NOAA Weather Radio network broadcasts information over more than 560 stations across America. NWR broadcasts can be received over much of the state of Montana. NWFO Great Falls controls the transmitters in Great Falls, Helena, Havre, Conrad, Lewistown, Bozeman, Dillon, and Browning.

Information on where to buy a weather radio can be found at the NWR web page.
NOAA Wx Radio Map
Listening Area Call Sign Frequency (MHz)
Browning WNG-533162.525
Conrad WWG-84 162.500
Havre WXL-53 162.400
Great FallsWWG-84 162.550
Lewistown KZZ-54 162.500
Helena WXK-66 162.400
Bozeman KGG-97 162.500
Dillon WNG-638162.475
Missoula WXL-25 162.400
Butte WXL-79 162.550
Kalispell WXL-82 162.550
Circle KHC-26 162.550
Glasgow WXL-32 162.400
Glendive WWF-93 162.475
Jordan KHB-53 162.500
Malta WWG-85 162.475
PlentywoodWWF-50 162.475
Poplar KGG-94 162.550
Scobey WWF-92 162.450
Winnett WNG-670162.400
Baker WXK-57 162.550
Billings WXL-27 162.550
Broadus WNG-565162.425
Forsyth WNG-719162.525
Hardin WNG-724162.450
LivingstonWNG-682162.525
Ryegate WNG-726162.450
Miles CityWXL-54 162.400
Williston ND WXL-84162.550
Sheridan WY WXL-84162.550
Yellowstone NP WNG-686162.450
Cranbrook BC VBI853162.400
Lethbridge AB XKA598162.400
Medicine Hat AB VBK616162.550
Swift Current SK XLF524162.550
Midale SK VAM595162.400


Information on Specific Area Message Encoding (SAME)... New digital coding can activate only those special receivers programmed for specific emergency conditions in a specific area, typically by county. SAME can activate specially equipped radios and cable television receivers and provide a short text message that identifies the location and type of emergency.

Visit the NOAA Weather Radio SAME web page for further information on the operation and programming of your NWR SAME Receiver. SAME codes for NWS Great Falls area of responsibility are listed in the following table.

Montana coverage and codes; rev. 10/4/02

ST. COUNTY                 SAME #  NWR TRANSMITTER         FREQ MHZ CALL
MT  Beaverhead             030001  Butte MT                162.550  WXL79   
MT  Beaverhead             030001  Dillon MT 	           162.475  WNG638
MT  Blaine                 030005  Havre MT                162.400  WXL53    
MT  Blaine                 030005  Malta MT                162.475  WWG85  
MT  Broadwater             030007  Helena MT               162.400  WXK66    
MT  Cascade                030013  Great Falls MT          162.550  WXJ43    
MT  Chouteau               030015  Havre MT                162.400  WXL53   
MT  Chouteau               030015  Conrad MT               162.500  WWG84   
MT  Chouteau               030015  Great Falls MT          162.550  WXJ43   
MT  Chouteau               030015  Lewistown MT            162.500  KZZ54  
MT  Fergus                 030027  Lewistown MT            162.500  KZZ54  
MT  Fergus                 030027  Winnett, MT             162.400  WNG670
MT  Gallatin               030031  Bozeman, MT             162.500  KGG97
MT  Gallatin               030031  Butte MT                162.550  WXL79    
MT  Glacier                030033  Browning MT             162.475  WNG35
MT  Glacier                030035  Conrad MT               162.500  WWG84     
MT  Hill                   030041  Havre MT                162.400  WXL53      
MT  Jefferson              030043  Helena MT               162.400  WXK66      
MT  Jefferson              030043  Butte MT                162.550  WXL79      
MT  Judith Basin           030045  Great Falls MT          162.550  WXJ43    
MT  Judith Basin           030045  Lewistown MT            162.500  KZZ54       
MT  Lewis and Clark        030049  Helena MT               162.400  WXK66      
MT  Liberty                030051  Conrad MT               162.500  WWG84    
MT  Madison                030057  Butte MT                162.550  WXL79
MT  Madison                030057  Bozeman MT              162.500  KGG97 
MT  Madison                030057  Dillon MT               162.475  WNG638    
MT  Meagher                030059  Great Falls MT          162.550  WXJ43
MT  Meagher                030059  Helena MT               162.400  WXK66
MT  Pondera                030073  Conrad MT               162.500  WWG84     
MT  Teton                  030099  Great Falls MT          162.550  WXJ43      
MT  Teton                  030099  Conrad MT               162.500  WWG84    
MT  Toole                  030101  Conrad MT               162.500  WWG84    

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