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WXK24 Odell, 162.450 MHz

NOAA All Hazards Weather Radio station WXK24 serves portions of central and northeast Illinois, including the Pontiac, Gibson City, Morris and Ottawa areas, from a 1000 Watt transmitter in Odell, Illinois. The nominal effective range of the transmitter is about 40 miles. Continuous 24 hour programming is provided from the National Weather Service Chicago Forecast Office, located southwest of Chicago in Romeoville Illinois.

A map of the listening area is shown below, with Specific Area Message Encoder codes shown for each county. Severe weather watches and warnings are tone-alerted for all counties shaded in blue. Tone alarm tests for WXK24 occur each WEDNESDAY at approximately 11 AM.


Map of WXK-24 Warning Area

Signal coverage area map

County SAME code
Lasalle 017099
Grundy 017063
Livingston 017105
Ford 017053
Will 017197
Kankakee 017091
Iroquois 017075
Marshall ** 017123
Woodford ** 017203
McLean ** 017113
**Marshall, Woodford and McLean county warnings are handled by the NWS office in Lincoln, IL.


Broadcast Cycle

  • Station ID Message
  • Regional Weather Synopsis
updated around 430 AM and 430 PM, or as needed
  • Hourly Temperature Roundup
updated between 5 and 10 min past the hour
  • Short Term Forecast
only when precipitation or active weather is near North Central Illinois
  • Livingston County Forecast
updated 4 AM and 4 PM and as needed
  • River Stages
for the Illinois River (during the warm season)
  • Severe Weather and other special programming during "active" weather