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Western Storm Spreads East

A western storm will slowly spread accumulating snow into the Intermountain West and Rockies, while heavy snow persists across the southern Sierra-Nevada mountains. Locally heavy rain will be possible from parts of southeastern Arizona into western new Mexico. A strong Bering Sea storm will bring an accumulating wintry mix, coastal flooding and ice shoves to western Alaska. Read More >

NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards
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The Broadcast Message Handler (BMH) is the driving force behind NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards, the official voice of the National Weather Service. BMH converts text products to audible broadcasts using synthesized voice technology through AWIPS. This system replaced the older CRS system in 2016, being overall much easier to use and requiring less forecaster attention. It also assigns and transmits these broadcasts to one or more of the eight NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards transmitters distributed across the Mount Holly CWA. NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards receivers, specially designed to capture these broadcasts on seven designated frequencies (162.400 through 162.550 MHz), are needed to hear these transmissions. NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards receivers are available at most electronics store outlets and generally cost between $35 and $75. There are over 940 NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards transmitters across the country.

The following are broadcast on NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards 24 hours a day from the Mount Holly Forecast Office:
  • Forecasts of rain and snow, temperatures, clouds, and winds.
  • Warnings for severe thunderstorms, winds, tornadoes, floods, and heavy snow.
  • Marine forecasts of winds and seas.
  • Short term forecasts predict where rain, snow, thunder, fog, etc. are expected to begin or end.
  • Current weather at most cities in the region.
  • Climatological data including temperatures and precipitation.
  • Special information statements for significant or unusual weather.
The benefits of this system include:
  • Immediate broadcasting of severe weather warnings.
  • The ability to schedule certain products at particular times.
  • A greater amount of current observations (24 hours a day).

For more information, you can go to our Weather Radio link or to the NOAA Weather Radio home page.

                                                      

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