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Tranquil Stretch of Weather

A tranquil stretch of weather is likely this week for a large portion of the U.S. However, there are a few hazards the next few days. Elevated and locally critical fire weather concerns are likely for southern California. Locally heavy rainfall is possible across parts of Washington on Tuesday. A powerful storm will impact parts of Alaska with rain, snow and gusty winds the next several days. Read More >

NWR Specific Area Message Encoding (SAME)

 

Detailed SAME System Specification (pdf file)

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Explanation of NWR and SAME

NWR service to a county depends on reliable signal reception, which typically extends in about a 40 mile radius from the transmitter, assuming level terrain. Counties without NWR coverage or partial NWR coverage are indicated. Some counties or parts of counties, especially in mountainous areas, may not have reliable reception due to signal blockages or excessive distance from the transmitter.