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The NWS Greenville-Spartanburg, SC office broadcasts continuous weather information and short-fused warnings on NINE transmitters serving northeast Georgia, Upstate South Carolina, and western North Carolina. 

NOAA Weather Radio broadcasts can usually be heard within a 40 mile radius of 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 maps below shows transmitter locations in our County Warning Area (CWA), as well as transmitters close to our CWA.

 

 

 

Our office broadcasts continuous weather information and short fused warnings on 9 transmitters serving Northeast Georgia, Upstate South Carolina and Western North Carolina

 

Call Sign

Frequency

Location

WXJ-21

162.550 MHz

Greenville, SC

WXL-56

162.400 MHz

Asheville, NC

WXL-70

162.475 MHz

Charlotte, NC

WWH-24

162.425 MHz

Toccoa, GA

WWG-82

162.525 MHz

Nantahala, NC

KXI-81

162.450 MHz

Rabun, GA

WNG-538

162.450 MHz

Linville, NC

KHC-27

162.425 MHz

Rock Hill, SC

KJY-85

162.525 MHz

Mooresville, NC

     

NOAA Weather Radio broadcasts can usually be heard within a 40 mile radius of 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 maps below shows transmitter locations in our County Warning Area (CWA), as well as transmitters close to our CWA.

 

NOAA Weather Radio coverage areas with SAME numbers

NOAA Weather Radio coverage areas with county codes

Left-hand Map: NOAA Weather Radio coverage areas with SAME numbers.Right-hand Map:NOAA Weather Radio coverage areas with county codes

The following is a list of the counties that each transmitter serves. Click on the links to the right of the station name and ID to see a county map of the broadcast service area, or a map of the transmitter coverage area.

Some of the counties in the GSP CWA can also receive SAME/tone alerts from surrounding NWR transmitters. Below is a list of these transmitters and the corresponding counties. The location of each transmitter is denoted by the yellow circles on the map above.

  • Athens, GA (WXK-56) - Coverage Map
    • Georgia: Elbert, Franklin, and Hart
  • Bristol, TN (WXK-47) - Coverage Map
    • North Carolina: Avery, Madison, Mitchell, and Yancey
  • Buck Mountain, NC (WWF-60) - Coverage Map
    • North Carolina: Cabarrus, Rowan, and Union
  • Cleveland, GA (WXJ-53) - Coverage Map
    • Georgia: Franklin, Habersham, Hart, and Stephens
  • Kirksey, SC (KHC-28) - Coverage Map
    • Georgia: Elbert
    • South Carolina: Abbeville, Greenwood, and Laurens
  • Mount Jefferson, NC (WNG-588) - Coverage Map
    • North Carolina: Alexander, Caldwell, Catawba, and Iredell
  • Winston-Salem, NC (WXL-42) - Coverage Map
    • North Carolina: Alexander, Davie, Iredell, and Rowan

SAME Weather Radios

For those with SAME (Specific Area Message Encoder) radios, there is a link to a table with a list of county codes: North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia

The GSP office has the responsibility to SAME/tone alert hazardous watches and warnings on its 9 transmitters. Below is a list of weather and non-weather related products, and the SAME/tone alert guidelines for those products. YES means that the product is SAME/tone alerted and NO means that the product is not SAME/tone alerted. No advisory products are SAME/tone alerted.

Weather Related Hazards - SAME/Tone Alert Procedures

Product

Watch

Warning

Tornado

YES

YES

Severe Thunderstorm

YES

YES

Flash Flood

YES*1

YES

Areal Flood

YES*1

YES

River Flood (Forecast Point)

NO

YES*2

Winter Storm

NO

YES*1

High Wind

NO

YES*1

Wind Chill/Excessive Heat

NO

YES*1

     

Non-Weather Related Hazards - SAME/Tone Alert Procedures

Product

Watch

Warning

Child Abduction Emergency

NA

YES*1

Civil Emergency Message

NA

YES

Earthquake

NA

YES

Routine Weekly Test

NA

YES

     

*1 - Blackout period is desirable, with consideration of the onset time of the event. Product is not SAME/tone alerted between 11pm and 7am, unless the event is ongoing or is expected to begin within the blackout time period.

*2 - Initial issuances and categorical upgrades (moderate, major, near record) are SAME/tone alerted, with blackout period constraints (as described in *1).

Links and Contact Information

For additional information on NOAA Weather Radio, go to Official NWR Home page

Any comments, questions or suggestions, please e-mail our NOAA Weather Radio Focal Point.