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Zeta Heading Toward the Gulf Coast; Snow and Ice Across the Southern Rockies & High Plains

Zeta is forecast to bring hurricane conditions, life-threatening storm surge, and heavy rainfall to portions of the northern Gulf Coast by late Wednesday. Meanwhile, areas of snow, sleet, and freezing rain will continue from the southern Rockies into the southern High Plains. Farther west, critical fire weather conditions are expected to persist over parts of California and the Southwest U.S. Read More >

NWR Specific Area Message Encoding (SAME)

 

Detailed SAME System Specification (pdf file)

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Explanation of NWR and SAME

NWR service to a county depends on reliable signal reception, which typically extends in about a 40 mile radius from the transmitter, assuming level terrain. Counties without NWR coverage or partial NWR coverage are indicated. Some counties or parts of counties, especially in mountainous areas, may not have reliable reception due to signal blockages or excessive distance from the transmitter.