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Atmospheric River Impacting California

A major winter storm with an active atmospheric river is inundating California the next few days with a tremendous amount of moisture. Heavy to excessive rainfall is likely from central to southern California that may produce flooding along with mudslides and dangerous debris flows near recent and vulnerable burn scars. A significant amount of snow is anticipated in the Sierra with feet of snow. 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.