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These stations provide complete and up-to-the minute weather information for residents in southwest Wisconsin. The WWG-86 Prairie du Chien broadcast extends into extreme northeast Iowa. Both transmitters will contain the same broadcast information. The following is the broadcast schedule:

  • A regional forecast is broadcast 24 hours a day and provides a summary of anticipated weather for Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, and northern Illinois. It is updated at 430 am, 1030 am, 330 pm, and 830 pm.
  • A seven day forecast for the area is broadcast 24 hours a day and updated at 430 am and 430 pm, or whenever needed.
  • Current weather conditions for selected locations across the upper Midwest are broadcast continuously and are updated approximately 5 minutes past each hour. When precipitation is occuring within about 130 miles from Prairie du Chien, a radar summary is provided.
  • A short term forecast of expected weather conditions in the next 2 to 4 hours is broadcast when precipitation is in the area or weather conditions are changing.
  • A brief climatological report is broadcast from 8 to 10 am, and 8 to 10 pm. This report will include high and low temperatures, along with precipitation for Boscobel and Prairie du Chien WI.
  • Other statements are periodically run on a varied schedule. These statements may include informational topics or statements about extreme weather conditions.
  • A warning alarm test is conducted every Wednesday between 1100 am and 1200 pm. If severe weather is forecast or threatens, the test is postponed until the next "good" weather day.


  • serves the following counties in Wisconsin: Grant and Crawford.
  • serves the following counties in Iowa: Allamakee, Fayette, and Clayton.


  • serves the following counties in Wisconsin: Richland and Vernon.
Prairie du Chien listening area
Richland Center listening area