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Major Storm System Bringing A Plethora Of Impacts To The Central And Eastern U.S. This Weekend

A powerful storm system will track from the Plains to the Great Lakes region this weekend. On the cold side of the storm, heavy snow with blizzard conditions are expected over portions of the central and northern Plains to the upper Great Lakes. Severe thunderstorms, heavy rainfall, and flash flooding will be possible over the lower Mississippi, Tennessee, and Ohio Valley. Read More >

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What is NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards?

The voice of the National Weather Service, NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards broadcasts direct from weather offices 24 hours a day nationwide.   For questions please email or call 609-261-6615 (8am to 4pm)

Hear NOAA Weather Radio

You can selected radio broadcasts for several locations on the County Coverage NOAA Weather Radio web site.

National Information

Are you traveling to another area of the country? Just interested in other information about NOAA Weather Radio? Follow this link!

How to report transmitter problems

Use these links to report a transmitter problems:

What weather information is available?

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.
Current weather at most cities in the region.
Climatological data including temperatures and precipitation.
Special information statements for significant or unusual weather.

How often are forecasts issued?

Routine daily forecasts are issued every 3 hours. Long term forecasts are every 12 hours. Current weather every hour. Special statements, watches and warnings whenever unusual or dangerous weather threatens your area.

Forecast and current coverage Area

  • Northern New Jersey - A transmitter located in Sussex County serves areas such as Netcong, NJ; Morristown, NJ; Stroudsburg, PA; and Port Jervis, NY.
  • Poconos, Lehigh Valley, and northwestern New Jersey - A transmitter located in Lehigh County serves areas such as Allentown, PA; Reading, PA; Mt. Pocono, PA; and Washington, NJ.
  • Delaware Valley - A transmitter located in Philadelphia, PA serves areas such as Philadelphia, PA; Wilmington, DE; Trenton, NJ; and Camden, NJ.
  • East-Central and Coastal New Jersey - A transmitter located in Monmouth County serves such areas as Belmar, NJ; Toms River, NJ; Wrightstown, NJ; West Windsor, NJ; and S. Brunswick, NJ.
  • Southeastern and Coastal New Jersey - A transmitter located in Atlantic County serves areas such as Atlantic City, NJ; Millville, NJ; and Cape May, NJ.
  • Central and Southern Delaware - A transmitter located in Sussex County serves areas such as Dover, DE; Lewes, DE; and Georgetown, DE.
  • Northeastern Maryland and Delaware - A transmitter located in Queen Annes County serves areas such as Easton, MD; Denton, MD; Chestertown, MD; Dover, DE; and Middletown, DE.
  • Southeastern Pennsylvania - A transmitter located in Hibernia Park, Pennsylvania serves Chester County, PA.

NWR WFO PHI Coverage Map
Transmitter coverage map
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Where is NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards available?

Just about anywhere! NOAA Weather Radio stations broadcast from weather service offices across the nation. There are over 370 locations throughout the United States, including Puerto Rico. Reception is good within about 30 to 50 miles of each transmitter.

Selected National Cities

  • Atlanta, GA - 162.55 MHz
  • Boston, MA - 162.475 MHz
  • Chicago, IL - 162.425 MHz
  • Dallas, TX - 162.40 MHz
  • Denver, CO - 162.55 MHz
  • Detroit, MI - 162.55 MHz
  • Los Angeles, CA - 162.55 MHz
  • Miami, FL - 162.55 MHz
  • Seattle, WA - 162.55 MHz
  • San Francisco, CA - 162.40 MHz
  • Choose another area!

NOAA Weather Radio with SAME Technology

Station locations in the region and their frequencies

  • New York, NY - 162.55 MHz
  • Hardystown, NJ - 162.500 MHz
  • Howell Twp, NJ - 162.450 MHz
  • Allentown, PA - 162.40 MHz
  • Philadelphia, PA - 162.475 MHz
  • Atlantic City, NJ - 162.40 MHz
  • Lewes, DE - 162.55 MHz
  • Sudlersville, MD - 162.500 MHz
  • Baltimore, MD - 162.40 MHz
  • Salisbury, MD - 162.475 MHz
  • Hibernia Park, PA - 162.425 MHz

NOAA Weather Radio Alarm Feature

Some NOAA Weather Radios come with a feature that will set off an alarm for any warnings in your area! There is a new technology called SAME (Specific Area Message Encoding), which will set off an alarm for counties you choose only! Again, these alert features are only available with certain NOAA Weather Radios. In order for the SAME technology to work, you have to program a "FIPS" code into your NOAA Weather Radio. 

Where can I purchase a NOAA Weather Radio?

NOAA Weather radio information is not broadcast in the normal AM/FM radio bands. A special receiver is needed. Radios are available from department, discount, and radio stores for a relatively inexpensive price. Many receivers have and automatic alerting device that turns the radio on whenever a watch or warning is issued. Small battery operated radios will fit in a shirt pocket. Larger devices with alarms are the size of a book.

Why do I need ANOTHER radio to tell me the weather?

Your favorite radio station will probably keep you updated with local weather, provide details about rain and snow seen on weather service radars, and will quickly relay emergency warnings about dangerous or damaging weather in your area. The convenience of NOAA Weather Radio is that broadcasts are totally dedicated to weather information, and it's continuous any hour of the day. If you're hunting, fishing, or sailing, it might be the best source of information on rapidly changing weather. If you're on vacation, you don't need to search for a station to provide the latest forecast. Late on a Saturday night or early on a Sunday morning, NOAA Weather Radio will still provide continuous weather information.

Receiver Recalls

For information on Weather Radio receiver recalls, go to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission web site and choose "Radios Weather" in the product Type list.