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Disturbance Along North Carolina Coast; Severe Storms in the Central U.S.; Widespread Heat Concerns

The National Hurricane Center is monitoring an area of low pressure just offshore of North Carolina for tropical or subtropical development. Heavy rain, flooding and gusty winds are possible along coastal sections of the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast the next few days. Severe storms are likely today in the Central U.S. and heat related products extend from the Southwest into parts of the East. Read More >

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The NOAA Weather Radio (NWR) system is a direct broadcast by the National Weather Service on the VHF-FM band.

The broadcast is a continuous cycle of individual products providing a tailored weather information package for residents within the weather radio broadcast area. The product format varies with the time of day and with the season. A warning alarm is transmitted whenever severe weather, national emergency, or other hazardous event requires rapid public warnings. Regular programming is interupted to broadcast these warnings. This warning alarm can be heard on weather radios equipped with the "alarm" feature.

NOAA Weather Radio broadcasts can usually be heard as far as 50 miles from the antenna site, sometimes more. The effective range depends on many factors, particularly the height of the broadcasting antenna, terrain, quality of the receiver, and type of receiving antenna.

The following are NWR locations in Idaho and bordering states which broadcast continuous 24-hour weather information.

Boise NWR..................... WXK-68....... 162.55 MHz
Bonners Ferry NWR..... WWG-99...... 162.50 MHz
Burns (OR) NWR..... KHB-30........ 162.475 MHz
Grangeville NWR........... KXI-82.......... 162.45 MHz
Kalispell (MT) NWR....... WXL-82........ 162.55 MHz
Lewiston NWR............... WXK-98....... 162.55 MHz
Logan (UT) NWR........... WXK-22....... 162.40 MHz
McCall NWR................... WWF-58....... 162.475 MHz
Missoula (MT) NWR...... WXL-25........ 162.40 MHz
Payette NWR.................. WXK-88....... 162.40 MHz
Pendleton (OR) NWR... WXL-95........ 162.40 MHz
Pocatello NWR.............. WXL-33........ 162.55 MHz
Spokane (WA) NWR..... WXL-86........ 162.40 MHz
Twin Falls NWR............. WXL-35........ 162.40 MHz

 

NOAA Weather Radio Information