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The El Paso National Weather Service office operates two transmitter sites in Far West Texas and Southern New Mexico.  The NWS NOAA Weather Radio broadcast is the FASTEST most DIRECT source of official weather forecast and warning information for these areas.  Click here to find information on El Paso area, Spanish- El Paso area, Las Cruces area, and Silver City area     

 County Codes for SAME equipped receivers

County

FIPs Code

Frequency

El Paso

048141

162.475 MHz

Hudspeth

048229

162.475 MHz

Dona Ana

035013

162.400 MHz

Grant

035017

No coverage

Hidalgo

035023

No coverage

Luna

035029

No coverage

Otero

035035

162.400 MHz

Sierra

035051

162.400 MHz


  Fast Facts about NWS:

  • NOAA Weather Radio (NWR) is provided as a public service by the Department of Commerce's (DoC) National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
  • NWR broadcasts National Weather Service warnings, watches, forecasts and other hazard information 24 hours a day.
  • Weather radios equipped with a special alarm tone feature can turn themselves on and and sound an alert, giving immediate information about life threatening situations.
  • There are more than 450 NOAA Weather Radio stations in the 50 states and near adjacent coastal waters, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and U.S. Pacific Territories.
  • Broadcast rance from a NOAA Weather Radio transmitter is approximately 40 miles.
  • NOAA Weather Radio broadcasts watches when conditions are favorable for severe weather, and warnings when the occurence of severe weather is imminent.
  • Did you know...that the audio you hear on the local cable channel is typically a rebroadcast of NOAA Weather Radio?
  • Weather radios come in many sizes and with a variety of functions and costs; from simple battery-operated portables, to CB radios, scanners, and short wave sets.
  • NOAA Weather Radios are available at electronics stores across the county.
  • SAME (Specific Area Message Encoding) technology, a new feature in the NWR system, will let listeners pre-select the NWS alerts they want to receive, based on the county where they live.
  • NOAA Weather Radio is beginning a program that will turn written words into quality synthesized-voice broadcasts, significantly reducing the time it takes to get watch and warning information to the public.
  • The goal of the National Weather Service and other emergency preparedness agencies is to expand the reach of weather radio broadcasts to 95 percent of the U.S. population.


Mark Trail Picture

Meet Mark Trail...legendary comic strip character.  He is the official spokesperson for NOAA Weather Radio.   Mark has taught generations of Americans about life in the outdoors. The strip, syndicated by King Features in 175 newspapers nationwide, is written and drawn by Jack Elrod.

 


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