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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 >

DISSEMINATION

 

NWS DISSEMINATION PLATFORMS

INTERNET

SATELLITE

RADIO BROADCAST

E-MAIL

TELEPHONE

TELEVISION

ACTIVATES the local
EMERGENCY ALERT SYSTEM (EA
S)

 

NOAA Weather Wire Service (NWWS)

https://weather.gov/nwws

Open Interface (OI); XMPP format only; sign-up required

PID201; WMO format only

 

NWWS.Help@noaa.gov

   

Yes; WMO or XMPP formats available

NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards (NWR)

https://weather.gov/nwr

   

162.400 MHz -162.550 MHz; within 40 miles of NWR tower.

   

RCA AlertGuard TV sets

Yes; WMO format only; off-air capture possible; uses SAME code to alert at-risk area receivers.

NWS FTP Anonymous

https://www.weather.gov/tg/dataprod

(Users cannot maintain 24-hour connectivity)

All NWS products in WMO format only.

See Product
Dissemination (https://www.
weather.gov/
NWWS/
)

         

NO

Interactive NWS (iNWS)

https://inws.ncep.noaa.gov/

     

Restricted Access; see iNWS website for details.

E-mail notifications can be received on some phones.

 

NO

SBN/NOAAPORT PID101-108

https://www.weather.gov/noaaport/

 

All NWS products; text products in WMO format; alerts and warnings in CAP v1.2 format.

       

Yes; WMO format and CAPv1.2 available

NWS Chat

https://nwschat.weather.gov/

Restricted Access; see NWSchat website for details

          NO

Emergency Manager’s
Weather Information Network (EMWIN)

https://weather.gov/emwin/

https://www.goes-r.gov/users/hrit.html

 

GOES – East and GOES West; products in WMO format via

High Rate Information Transmission

        NO

Marine Weather 
Contacts

https://www.weather.gov/marine/

Ocean Prediction Center

https://ocean.
weather.gov/
marine_areas.php

     

 (828) 271-4800

  NO

Local Weather Contacts

https://www.
weather.gov/stormready/contact

Weather

https://www.weather.gov/

          NO

 

OTHER AGENCIES & ORGANIZATIONS

INTERNET

SATELLITE

RADIO BROADCAST

E-MAIL

TELEPHONE

TELEVISION

ACTIVATES the local
EMERGENCY ALERT SYSTEM (EA
S)

 

The International Justice and Public Safety Network(Nlets)

https://www.nlets.org/

Restricted Access; see Nlets website for details

         

NO

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

https://www.fema.gov/how-sign-ipaws

Restricted access; see FEMA IPAWS website for details.

     

Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA)

 

Yes;  CAP v1.2 format only.

United States Coast Guard (USCG)

https://www.navcen.uscg.gov/?pageName=mtvhf

   

VHF  voice and marine
radio fax for coastal marine
ones

https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/
radiofax.shtml

https://www.dcms.uscg.mil/Our-Organization/Assistant-Commandant-for-Human-Resources-CG-1/Strategy-and-HR-Capability-CG-1B/AWS-E    

NO

 

COMMERCIAL DISSEMINATION PLATFORMS

INTERNET

SATELLITE

RADIO

E-MAIL

TELEPHONE

TELEVISION

EMERGENCY ALERT
SYSTEM (EAS)

Local Television Stations

Some Television-Weather Applications

  RCA AlertGuard TV sets  

Some Television-Weather Applications

Television sets; local stations for weather and EAS.

Check with local
Channel/ station

FM Radio Broadcasts    

88 MHz – 108 MHz

     

Check with station

AM Radio Broadcasts

   

535 kHz – 1605 kHz

     

Check with station

 

NON-COMMERCIAL DISSEMINATION PLATFORMS

INTERNET

SATELLITE

RADIO

E-MAIL

TELEPHONE

TELEVISION

EMERGENCY ALERT
SYSTEM (EAS)

Local Emergency Agency

     

Sign-up required

Sign-up required

 

E-mail, text, and telephone notifications possible. Check with local Emergency Management Agency.

Ham Radio Operators

   

Depends on individual Operator