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Severe Thunderstorms and Heavy Rainfall on the East Coast

Scattered severe thunderstorms may continue Friday over the Carolinas and along the East Coast north into parts of the Mid-Atlantic. Damaging wind gusts and a few tornadoes are the primary threats. Across the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic, localized flash and urban flooding impacts are possible due to potentially heavy rainfall, particularly over steep terrain and in vulnerable urban areas. Read More >


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NOAA Weather Radio WXL-89
162.55 MHz - Greater Bakersfield Area
Routine broadcasts include:
The Southern San Joaquin Valley weather forecast covering the next 36 to 48 hours (updated at least twice daily, at 3:30 am/pm)
Below is the approximate listening area for the NOAA Weather Radio transmitter. The listening area is based upon line-of-sight with the transmitter. The quality of what you hear is dictated by the distance from the transmitter, local terrain, and quality and location of your receiver.
WXL-89 Listening Area
Short-term forecasts (6 hours or less) for the Southern San Joaquin Valley, Kern Mountains and Deserts (issued & updated as needed)
The Southern Sierra Nevada and Tehachapi Mountains forecast covering the next 36 to 48 hours (updated at least twice daily, at 3:30 am/pm)
The forecast for the Kern County Deserts(updated at least twice daily, at 3:30 am/pm)
Three to seven day extended forecasts for Central California including the Southern San Joaquin Valley and the Southern Sierra Nevada (updated twice daily, at 3:30 am/pm)
Current weather observations from selected sites in Central and Southern California (updated hourly)
Daily climatological summary for Bakersfield based on observations from Meadows Field (updated at 6:00 pm)

As always, during severe weather, routine broadcasts can be interrupted and special warning messages inserted concerning threat to life and property.