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All Hazards NOAA Weather Radio LogoNOAA Weather Radio (NWR) is a nationwide network of radio stations broadcasting continuous weather information direct from a nearby National Weather Service office. NWR broadcasts National Weather Service warnings, watches, forecasts and other hazard information 24 hours a day. Working with the Federal Communication Commission's FCC) Emergency Alert System, NWR is an "all hazards" radio network, making it your single source for comprehensive weather and local emergency information. NWR also broadcasts warning and post-event information for all types of hazards--both natural (such as earthquakes and volcano activity)and environmental (such as chemical releases or oil spills).

Known as the "Voice of the National Weather Service," NWR is provided as a public service by the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), part of the Department of Commerce. NWR includes 1000 transmitters, covering all 50 states, adjacent coastal waters, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the U.S. Pacific Territories. NWR broadcasts on the Very High Frequency (VHF) band and requires a special radio receiver or scanner capable of picking up the signal. Receivers can be bought at many department, or electronic specialty stores.

The Binghamton Weather Service office provides weather forecast and warning broadcasts for 13 NOAA All-Hazard Radio transmitters across central New York and northeast Pennsylvania. Please browse the links provided on this web site for more information. If you have any questions or comments about the local NWR program, please contact David Nicosia via e-mail, or by phone at 607-729-1597 x 223.


Check your radio every Wednesday between 11 a.m. and noon during our live SAME/Tone alert test!


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