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NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards is a free public service provided by the National Weather Service. It consists of continuous broadcasts of current weather conditions and forecasts as well as hazard (weather and non-weather) information as needed.

National Weather Service Wilmington, NC operates 5 weather radio transmitters serving portions of southeast NC and northeast SC. The map below displays the frequency and coverage area of each transmitter. The six-digit numbers displayed below each county name are the FIPS (Federal Information Processing System) codes used to program weather radios with the SAME (Specific Area Message Encoding) feature. More information about local NWR broadcasts can be found here
NOAA Weather Radio Transmitters

  • Winnabow, NC - 162.550 MHz (KHB-31) serving Bladen, Brunswick, Columbus, New Hanover, Pender and southern Sampson counties, and the North Carolina coastal waters between Surf City and Little River Inlet.
  • Aynor, SC - 162.400 MHz (KEC-95) serving western Brunswick, southern Columbus, southern Dillon, eastern Florence, Georgetown, Horry, Marion and Williamsburg counties and the South Carolina coastal waters between Little River Inlet and Cape Romain.
  • Florence, SC - 162.550 MHz (WXJ-22) serving Darlington, Dillon, Florence, Marion, Marlboro, and Williamsburg counties, and relaying warnings for Chesterfield, Clarendon, Kershaw, Lee, and Sumter counties.
  • St. Pauls, NC - 162.475 MHz (WXL-50) serving Moore, Harnett, Hoke, Scotland, Cumberland, Marlboro, Dillon, Robeson, Bladen and Columbus.
  • Georgetown, SC - 162.500 MHz (WNG-628) serving Georgetown, eastern Williamsburg County and the coastal waters from Little River Inlet to South Santee River, SC.

Broadcasts are automatically generated using a computer system which translates text forecasts and other products into audio when they are issued.

Weather radios can be purchased at most electronics and department stores, or over the internet. Different models are available with a variety of features and prices. Some models can even be customized with your county FIPS code so they will only alarm for certain warnings for certain areas. For additional information, check out the NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards page.