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Critical Fire Weather Threats in the Southwest; Unsettled in the South and East

A western storm system will produce gusty winds with Critical fire weather threats in Southern California and the Colorado River Valley, and areas of rain with mountain snow. Showers, including a wintry mix in the Northeast, thunderstorms in the Deep South, and gusty winds will move through the eastern U.S.. Some thunderstorms may be strong in the South Plains and Lower Mississippi Valley. Read More >

NWR Coverage

 


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Coverage Map Notes

The coverage statistics and maps are calculated using a computer model and station data assuming ideal conditions. Coverage may be 5 to 10 percent below the computer predicted coverage for the following reasons:

  • The computer model is sensitive to antenna performance. Antenna performance is a function of local conditions, causing signals to be stronger signal level in some directions than others.
  • Placement of NWR antennas is dictated by the tower owner, which may result in a less than ideal set up.
  • The antenna may be affected by nearby structures or bodies of water.
  • In some special instances, the antenna may have been intentionally adjusted to be "directional" and provide better coverage to a specific area to the detriment of other areas.
  • Because of variations in local site conditions, the performance of an individual transmitter and antenna may be less than predicted or expected.
  • Seasonal environmental conditions, such as icing or heavy rain, affect performance of a transmitter station and its various components, particularly those subject to continuous weather exposure.
  • The coverage maps are shown in a single color format, which relates to an estimated signal level.
    • White: Signal level of greater than 18dBuV: Reliable coverage