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Southern Heat Continues; Severe Storms and Heavy Rain

A summer heat wave continues across much of the Southern U.S where widespread excessive heat warnings and heat advisories remain in effect. Scattered thunderstorms, some severe with damaging winds and large hail, will be possible today mainly across Montana, and from the Ohio/Tennessee Valleys into the Carolinas. Excessive rainfall from thunderstorms in these areas may lead to flash flooding. Read More >

What is NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards?

NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards (NWR) is a nationwide network of radio stations broadcasting weather information 24 hours a day direct from nearby National Weather Service offices. NWR is the fastest way to receive warnings of severe weather and floods. NWR broadcasts National Weather Service warnings, watches, advisories, forecasts, general weather information, and other hazard information. Weather messages are generally repeated every 4 to 10 minutes and are routinely updated every 1 to 3 hours or more frequently in rapidly changing local weather of if a nearby hazardous environmental condition exists.

NWR, known as the “Voice of the National Weather Service”, is a service of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) of the U.S. Department of Commerce. The NWR network includes more than 985 transmitters, covering all 50 states, adjacent coastal waters, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the U.S. Pacific Territories. NWR requires a special receiver or scanner capable of picking up the signal. Broadcasts can be found on seven frequencies in the VHF band.


NOAA Weather Radio Frequencies

162.400 MHz   (WX2 on marine radio)
162.425 MHz   (WX4)
162.450 MHz   (WX5)
162.475 MHz   (WX3)
162.500 MHz   (WX6)
162.525 MHz   (WX7)
162.550 MHz   (WX1)

Working with the Federal Communication Commission Emergency Alert System (EAS) , NWR is an all hazards radio network, making it your single source for comprehensive weather and emergency information. NWR also broadcasts warning and post-event information for all types of hazards, both natural (such as earthquakes and volcanic activity) and environmental (such as chemical releases or oil spills).

National NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards website
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