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Pittsburgh PA
 KIH-35
162.550 MHz
Hourly Weather for Pittsburgh Airport
Hourly Weather for Pittsburgh Weather Radio
Forecast for Pittsburgh Weather Radio
Climate report
River Forecast for Pittsburgh Weather Radio
Parker PA
 WWG-53
162.425 MHz
Hourly Weather for Parker Weather Radio
Forecast for Parker Weather Radio
Climate report
River Forecast for Parker Weather Radio
High Hill OH
 WXJ-47
162.475 MHz
Hourly Weather for High Hill Weather Radio
Forecast for High Hill Weather Radio
Climate report
River Forecast for High Hill Weather Radio
Bridgeport OH 
WWF-35
162.525 MHz
Hourly Weather for Bridgeport Weather Radio
Forecast for Bridgeport Weather Radio
Climate report
River Forecast for Bridgeport Weather Radio
Backbone Mountain WV
 KXI-73
162.450 MHz
Hourly Weather for Backbone Mountain Weather Radio
Forecast for Backbone Mountain Weather Radio
Climate report
River Forecast for Backbone Mountain Weather Radio
Gregg Knob WV
 KWN-36
162.500 MHz
Hourly Weather for Gregg Knob Weather Radio
Forecast for Gregg Knob Weather Radio
Climate report
River Forecast for Gregg Knob Weather Radio
Morgantown WV
 KWN-35
162.475 MHz
Hourly Weather for Morgantown Weather Radio
Forecast for Morgantown Weather Radio
Climate report
River Forecast for Morgantown Weather Radio
Punxsutawney PA
 KZZ-42
162.500 MHz
Hourly Weather for Punxsutawney Weather Radio
Forecast for Punxsutawney Weather Radio
Climate report
River Forecast for Punxsutawney Weather Radio

New Philadelphia OH
 WNG-735
162.425 MHz

Hourly Weather for New Phildelphia Weather Radio
Forecast for New Phildelphia Weather Radio
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River Forecast for New Phildelphia Weather Radio

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NOAA 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 (EAS), NWR is an "all hazards" radio network, making it your single source for comprehensive weather and emergency information.

Known as the "Voice of NOAA's National Weather Service",NWR is provided as a public service by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), part of the Department of Commerce. NWR includes 950 transmitters, covering all 50 states, adjacent coastal waters, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the U.S. Pacific Territories.

The seven frequencies in the VHF band (MHz) that NOAA Weather Radio broadcasts on are:

162.400
162.425
162.450
162.475
162.500
162.525
162.550

Transmitters operated by NWS Pittsburgh

 

NWS Pittsburgh Transmitters

 

                      KIH-35 162.55 MHz                                                              WWG-35 162.425 MHz  

KIH-35 (162.55 MHz) coverage mapWWG-53 (162.425 MHz) coverage map

                       WWF-35 162.525 MHz                                                         WXJ-47 162.475 MHz

WWF-35 (162.525) coverage mapWXJ-47 (162.475 MHz) coverage map

                         KXI-73 162.450 MHz                                                            KWN-36 162.500 MHz

KXI-73 (162.450 MHz) coverage mapKWN-36 (162.500 MHz) coverage map

                          KWN-35 162.475 MHz                                                   KZZ-42 162.500 MHz

KWN-35 (162.475 MHz) coverage map             KZZ-42 (162.500 MHz) coverage map

 

 

      WNG-735 162.425 MHz

 

WNG-735 (162.425 MHz) coverage map

 


 

The National Weather Service in Pittsburgh operates 9 different NOAA Weather Radio transmitters in our CWA (county warning area).

Radio Station KIH-35 serves the Pittsburgh metropolitan area and surrounding counties. The transmitter broadcasts on a frequency of 162.55 MHz from a tower located in the City of Pittsburgh, PA.

Radio Station WWF-35 (Bridgeport, OH) serves parts of Eastern Ohio, the Northern Panhandle of West Virginia and Southwestern Pennsylvania. The transmitter broadcasts on a frequency of 162.525 MHz. from a tower located in Bridgeport Ohio.

Radio Station WXJ-47 (High Hill, OH) serves much of East Central and Southeast Ohio. The transmitter broadcasts on 162.475 MHz. from a tower located in Cambridge Ohio.

Radio station WWG-53 (Parker, PA) serves West Central and portions Northwest Pennsylvania. The transmitter broadcasts on a frequency of 162.425 MHz. from a tower owned by Central Electric CO-OP, near Parker Pennsylvania.

Radio station KXI-73 (Backbone Mountain) serves Tucker, Preston, Barbour, Randolph, and Grant counties in West Virginia, as well as Garrett County, MD. The transmitter broadcasts on a frequency of 162.450 MHz. from a tower located in Central Tucker County, West Virginia.

Radio Station KWN-36 (Gregg Knob)serves North Central West Virginia, Western Maryland, and portions of Southwestern Pennsylvania. The transmitter broadcasts on a frequency of 162.500 MHz. from a tower located in East Central Preston County, West Virginia.

Radio Station KWN-35 (Morgantown) serves Northern West Virginia, and portions of Southwestern Pennsylvania. The transmitter broadcasts on a frequency of 162.475 MHz. from a tower located near Morgantown West Virginia.

Radio Station WNG-735 (New Philadelphia) serves East Central and Northeastern Ohio. The transmitter broadcasts on a frequency of 162.425 MHz. from a tower located near New Philadelphia Ohio.

Radio station KZZ-42 (Punxsutawney, PA) serves West Central Pennsylvania. The transmitter broadcasts on a frequency of 162.500 MHz. from a tower located near Punxsutawney Pennsylvania.

All broadcasts originate from the National Weather Service office here in Pittsburgh .

The broadcasts can usually be heard as far as 40 miles from the transmitter sites. The distance will vary according to your elevation, the quality of your receiver and antenna, and the quality of the transmitter output.

During severe weather, the National Weather Service can interrupt the routine weather broadcasts and substitute special warning messages. These warnings are preceded by a tone alert signal that activates specially designed receivers. The receivers sound an alarm, indicating that a weather emergency exists. The listener can then turn up the volume to hear the warning message. Some radios can switch automatically from a muted mode to an audible volume so that the warning message is heard.

In the most sophisticated alerting system, Weather Radio Specific Area Message Encoding (SAME), digital coding is employed to activate only those special receivers programmed for specific emergency conditions in a specific area, typically a county. SAME can activate specially equipped radio and cable television receivers and provide a short text message that identifies the location and type of emergency.

The warning alarm and battery backup features are worthwhile, especially valuable for schools, hospitals, public safety agencies, and news media offices.

The warning alarm is activated for the following...

  • Products that are EASed/SAMED and tone alerted

  • Tornado Watches and Warnings

  • Severe Thunderstorm Watches and Warnings

  • Flash Flood/Flood Watches and Warnings

  • River Flood Warnings (only in very rapidly developing situations)

  • Blizzard Warnings

  • Winter Storm Watches and Warnings (only in very rapidly developing situations)

  • Nuclear Attack Messages

  • Civil Emergency Messages

  •  

Tests of the NOAA Weather Radio warning alarm system are conducted every Wednesday between 11 am and 12 noon. The test is canceled if severe weather is expected during that time.


       NOAA WEATHER RADIO SPECIFIC AREA MESSAGE ENCODING

      REQUIRED STATE AND COUNTY FIPS CODES FOR PROGRAMMING 

      NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PITTSBURGH PA WARNING AREA

Click here for a complete list of SAME codes for Areas not listed below:


STATE     COUNTY      FIPS CODE          STATE        COUNTY      FIPS CODE

  OHIO                   39                              PENNSYLVANIA           42

          BELMONT        013                           LAWRENCE       073

          CARROLL        019                            MERCER         085

          COLUMBIANA     029                         VENANGO        121

          COSHOCTON      031                         WASHINGTON     125

          GUERNSEY       059                          WESTMORELAND   129

          HARRISON       067              


                                                                   WEST VIRGINIA           54

          JEFFERSON      081                           BROOKE         009

          MONROE         111                             HANCOCK        029

          NOBLE          121                               MARION         049
 
         MUSKINGUM      119                           MARSHALL       051

          TUSCARAWAS     157                        MONONGALIA     061

                                                                   OHIO           069

  PENNSYLVANIA            42

          ALLEGHENY     003                            PRESTON        077

          ARMSTRONG     005                           TUCKER         093

          BEAVER        007                               WETZEL         103

          BUTLER        019


                                                                    MARYLAND              24

          CLARION       031                                GARRETT        023

          FAYETTE       051

          FOREST        053

          GREENE        059

          INDIANA       063

          JEFFERSON     065  

 SURROUNDING COUNTIES OF NWS PITTSBURGH COUNTY WARNING AREA

STATE      COUNTY      FIPS CODE 		     STATE    COUNTY       FIPS CODE

           OHIO 39                                       PENNSYLVANIA 42

           ASHLAND      005                            BEDFORD        009

           ASHTABULA    007                          BLAIR          013

           ATHENS       009                             CAMBRIA        021

           CUYAHOGA     035                          CENTRE         027

           DELAWARE     041                          CLEARFIELD     033

           FAIRFIELD    045                              CRAWFORD       039

           FRANKLIN     049                              ELK            047

	   GEAUGA       055                              ERIE           049

           HOLMES       075                              MCKEAN         083

	   KNOX         083                                 SOMERSET       111

           LAKE         085                                 WARREN         123

           LICKING      089		

                                                                   WEST VIRGINIA 54

           MAHONING     099                            BARBOUR        001

           MEDINA       103                               BRAXTON        007

	   MORGAN       115                             CALHOUN        013

           MORROW       117                            DODDRIDGE      017	

           PERRY        127                               GILMER         021

           PORTAGE      133                             GRANT          023

           RICHLAND     139                              HARRISON       033

           STARK        151                                LEWIS          041

           SUMMIT       153                               MINERAL        057

           TRUMBULL     155                            PLEASANTS      073

           WASHINGTON   167                         RANDOLPH       083

           WAYNE        169                              RITCHIE        085

  	                                                           TAYLOR         091

                                                                   TYLER          095

                                                                   UPSHUR         097

                                                                   WIRT           105

                                                                   WOOD         107

            MARYLAND 24

           ALLEGANY     001