NOAA Weather Radio All-Hazards (NWR) is a nationwide network of radio stations broadcasting continuous weather information directly from a nearby National Weather Service forecast office. NWR broadcasts National Weather Service watches, warnings, forecasts and other hazard information 24 hours a day.
Known as the "Voice of the National Weather Service," NWR is provided as a public service by the Department of Commerce's National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and covers the 50 states, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, and U.S. Pacific Territories. There are over 1000 NWR Transmitters in operation, covering approximately 97% of the U.S. population.
NOAA Weather Radio All-Hazards broadcasts emergency and post-event information for all types of hazards -- both natural (such as severe weather, flooding, earthquakes and volcanic activity) and man-made (such as chemical releases or oil spills). Working with other Federal agencies and compatible with the Federal Communication Commission's Emergency Alert System (EAS), NWR is an "all hazards" radio network, making it the single source for the most comprehensive weather and emergency information available to the public.
To find out which NWR station covers your area, click here.
The National Weather Service office in Lincoln operates 9 NOAA Weather Radio transmitters:
|Location||Transmitter||Transmitter Location||Cities Covered|
|Far west side of Bloomington||Bloomington/Normal, Mackinaw, and Eureka|
|WDWS-WHMS tower in Champaign||Champaign-Urbana, Charleston-Mattoon, Danville, Paxton, Paris, and Farmer City|
|2 miles northeast of Galesburg||Galesburg, Kewanee, and Monmouth|
|2 miles south of Lynnville||Jacksonville, Beardstown, Winchester, Mount Sterling, Pittsfield, and Carrollton|
|6 miles south of Newton||Effingham, Greenup, Marshall, Newton, Robinson, Olney, Flora, Lawrenceville, Fairfield, and Albion|
|2 miles south of Paris||
Charleston, Tuscola, Paris, and Marshall in Illinois;
|WTVP-TV tower near East Peoria||Peoria, Galesburg, Lacon, Mason City, and Canton|
|Tower Hill||Taylorville, Shelbyville, Vandalia, and Effingham|
|WUIS-FM tower near Mechanicsburg||
Springfield, Decatur, Lincoln, Jacksonville, Beardstown, Clinton, Mason City, Taylorville, Carlinville, and Litchfield