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Another System For The Southern U.S.

Another system will impact the Southern U.S. through Thursday. Unfortunately, more heavy rain, with the possibility of flooding, is expected across the saturated region from Texas to Alabama. A couple of pockets of heavy snow are also expected from the Central Rockies to the Central Plains, with some light accumulations from parts of Tennessee to portions of North Carolina and southern Virginia. 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.