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NOAA Weather Radio All-Hazards (NWR) is a nationwide network of radio stations broadcasting continuous weather information directly from a nearby National Weather Service forecast office. NWR broadcasts National Weather Service watches, warnings, forecasts and other hazard information 24 hours a day.

Known as the "Voice of the National Weather Service," NWR is provided as a public service by the Department of Commerce's National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and covers the 50 states, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, and U.S. Pacific Territories.  There are over 1000 NWR Transmitters in operation, covering approximately 97% of the U.S. population.

NOAA Weather Radio All-Hazards broadcasts emergency and post-event information for all types of hazards -- both natural (such as severe weather, flooding, earthquakes and volcanic activity) and man-made (such as chemical releases or oil spills). Working with other Federal agencies and compatible with the Federal Communication Commission's Emergency Alert System (EAS), NWR is an "all hazards" radio network, making it the single source for the most comprehensive weather and emergency information available to the public.

To find out which NWR station covers your area, click here.

For a map of Illinois NWR stations, click here.

The National Weather Service office in Lincoln operates 9 NOAA Weather Radio transmitters:


Location Transmitter Transmitter Location Cities Covered
Bloomington KZZ-65
(162.525 MHz)
Far west side of Bloomington Bloomington/Normal, Clinton, Mackinaw, and Eureka
Champaign WXJ-76
(162.550 MHz)
WCIA-TV tower near Seymour Champaign-Urbana, Charleston-Mattoon, Danville, Paxton, Paris, and Farmer City
Galesburg KZZ-66
(162.400 MHz)
2 miles northeast of Galesburg Galesburg, Kewanee, and Monmouth
Jacksonville WXM-90
(162.525 MHz)
2 miles south of Lynnville Jacksonville, Beardstown, Winchester, Mount Sterling, Pittsfield, and Carrollton
Newton KXI-48
(162.450 MHz)
6 miles south of Newton Effingham, Greenup, Marshall, Newton, Robinson, Olney, Flora, Lawrenceville, Fairfield, and Albion
Paris KXI-47
(162.525 MHz)
2 miles south of Paris

Charleston, Tuscola, Paris, and Marshall in Illinois;
Terre Haute in Indiana

Peoria WXJ-71
(162.475 MHz)
WTVP-TV tower near East Peoria Peoria, Galesburg, Lacon, Mason City, and Canton
Shelbyville KXI-46
(162.500 MHz)
Tower Hill Taylorville, Shelbyville, Vandalia, and Effingham
Springfield WXJ-75
(162.400 MHz)
WUIS-FM tower near Mechanicsburg

Springfield, Decatur, Lincoln, Jacksonville, Beardstown, Mason City, Taylorville, Carlinville, and Litchfield


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