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Dangerous Heat Continues Across the South for Memorial Day; Severe Thunderstorms Along the East Coast

A dangerous early-season heat wave over south Texas, the Central Gulf Coast, and southern Florida will persist through Memorial Day. At or near record daily high temperatures and heat index readings over 115 degrees are possible. Along the eastern seaboard, strong to severe thunderstorms are expected to develop this afternoon and linger into the evening hours. Read More >


NOAA Weather Radio

As the "Voice of the National Weather Service," NOAA Weather Radio provides a continuous broadcast of the latest weather information from the National Weather Service Forecast Office (NWSFO) in Sacramento. Personnel at NWSO Sacramento are responsible for two separate NOAA Weather Radios - one for the Northern Sacramento Valley area and one for the Southern Sacramento Valley and Northern San Joaquin Valley area.

Listeners up north can tune in WXL88 at 162.55 MHz for broadcasts transmitted from a tower on top of South Fork Mountain in Shasta County. Listeners in the Southern Sacramento Valley, the Northern San Joaquin Valley and surrounding areas can choose between two frequencies. People residing in the Sacramento area northward to Oroville can tune in WWF67 at 162.40 MHz, which is transmitted from Wolf Mountain in Nevada County. A simulcast transmission on KEC57 at 162.55 MHz is broadcast from Jackson in Amador County, and can be heard from Sacramento southward to Modesto.

Broadcasts for the two NOAA Weather Radios include hourly observations, forecasts, climate information, and any warnings or advisories currently in effect. The majority of the program on the broadcasts is automated using computer generated text-to-speech technology. Tests of the warning device are conducted Wednesday each week between 11:00 am and Noon, weather permitting.

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