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Active Western Storms; Quiet in the East

A cold weather system will produce heavy mountain snow and gusty winds across the Intermountain West and central Rockies. Windy conditions associated with this storm will produce critical fire weather threats for parts of the central High Plains and elevated threats into the south Plains. An approaching storm may produce showers with areas of heavy mountain snow on the West Coast. Read More >

NWWS User Options for Alerts and Warnings

 

Various Alert Receivers

INTERNET

SATELLITE

RADIO

E-MAIL

TELEPHONE

TELEVISION

Used to receive the local  EAS

RCA AlertGuard TV

 

 

NWR built-in

 

 

Auto-tune to Channel Broadcast

Yes; English and Spanish text and voice; tone alert, and channel switch to selected weather channel for more information.

NOAA Weather Radio  (NWR) Receivers  (162.400 MHz – 162.550 MHz)

 

 

7-frequencies; Specific Area Message Encoding (SAME) within 40 miles of NWR tower

 

 

 

Yes; can activate flashers and bed shakers for critical alerts and warnings .

NOAA Weather Wire Service (NWWS) over computer

XMPP Software and filter

Novra DVB-S2 Satellite Receiver system;

C-band  1.8m dish or larger

 

Some software has the capability to send e-mail notifications upon receipt of particular message type or outage.

Some software has the capability to call a number when a particular product is received.

 

Yes; some software has the capability  for a tone alert for product receipt or system outages.

Commercial Telephone Applications

Depends on software

There may be a service fee or cost

Depends on software

Depends on software

Depends on software

 

Yes

Commercial Software Applications

There may be a service fee or cost

There may be a service fee or cost

Depends on software

 

 

 

 

Yes

iPhone/Android

There may be a service fee or cost

There may be a service fee or cost

Depends on software

Depends on software

Depends on software

 

Yes

Blackberry

There may be a service fee or cost

There may be a service fee or cost

Depends on software

 

Depends on software

Depends on software

 

Yes

Personal Computers

(other software/ applications)

NWWS-OI, NWS FTP Anonymous, other applications

NWWS-PID201, EMWIN; other satellite applications for GOES products.  May require a satellite dish.

Depends on software

Depends on software

Depends on software

 

 

Yes

 

See DISSEMINATION for other available options