NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards

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Click here for central Florida coverage areas

Click here for central Florida county code numbers

New NWR Station KPS-505, located in Sumterville (Sumter County), is on the air, providing improved weather radio reception to The Villages, and other locations in western Lake County.

KPS-505 will send alarms for Sumter, Marion, Lake, Citrus and Hernando Counties.

The frequency for the new NWR transmitter is 162.500 MHZ (Channel 5 on most receivers).

The NWR Tone Alert feature and SAME data burst is routinely tested every Wednesday between 11AM and Noon for the Daytona Beach, Orlando, Melbourne and Ft. Pierce stations. In the event of bad weather on the test day, the test will be postponed.  We also test between 6PM and 8PM on Wednesday evenings.

NOAA Weather Radio is THE FASTEST and most reliable means of receiving life-threatening weather information! Click here for a fact sheet (pdf format)

NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards is a service provided by all NWS offices, free of charge, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Routine programming includes the latest weather conditions, weather summaries for the area, short term forecasts of significant weather expected within the next 1-3 hours, and forecasts of temperatures and precipitation. Tropical weather outlooks, hazardous weather outlooks, and marine forecasts are also broadcast.

One of the most important reasons to own a weather radio is the ability to receive up to the second information on severe weather, such as hurricanes, severe thunderstorms, large hail, strong and damaging winds, tornadoes, and flash floods.

Many weather radio receivers are equipped with a tone alert which will be activated the moment severe weather threatens your immediate area, and the new "SAME"  (Specific Area Message Encoder) receivers even allow you to select specific areas (counties).

Got a new radio? Need to set it up? Here's some information you'll need for NWR stations which are programmed by the NWS in Melbourne:

FIPS Codes:

Area
 
County Code
Lake County
0 1 2 0 6 9
Volusia County
0 1 2 1 2 7
Seminole County
0 1 2 1 1 7
Brevard County
0 1 2 0 0 9
Orange County
0 1 2 0 9 5
Osceola County
0 1 2 0 9 7
Okeechobee County
0 1 2 0 9 3
Indian River County
0 1 2 0 6 1
St. Lucie County
0 1 2 1 1 1
Martin County
0 1 2 0 8 5
Polk County *
0 1 2 1 0 5
Putnam **
0 1 2 1 0 7
Flagler **
0 1 2 0 3 5

* Products originate with NWS Tampa Bay, relayed by NWS Melbourne on KIH-63
** Products originate with NWS Jacksonville, relayed by NWS Melbourne on KIH-26

The additional codes, and transmitter locations, for all of Florida are listed here.

Please ensure that the county you are coding into your receiver is actually served by the transmitter you are listening to. Look it up here.

The program for these transmitters is tailored for the geographic areas which the transmitters serve. Please refer to the maps below to view these areas.

You can also look here for a listing, and available map, of all stations in the state of Florida.

Click here for weather radio programming instructions (pdf)

The NWR Tone Alert feature and SAME data burst is routinely tested every Wednesday between 11AM and Noon, for the Daytona Beach, Orlando, Melbourne and Ft. Pierce stations. In the event of bad weather on the test day, the test will be postponed.  We also test between 6PM and 8PM on Wednesday evenings.

The National Weather Service in Melbourne provides programming to
four transmitter sites in east-central Florida. Check the detailed coverage
maps, and the geographic areas which the transmitters serve to see which radio
is best to receive warnings for your area.

KIH26 - Daytona Beach
Picture of Daytona Beach weather radio range.
162.4 Mhz   (Channel 1)    1000 Watts
(listen online)


Warnings broadcast for these counties:
Lake,  Brevard, Orange, Seminole, Putnam, Volusia, Flagler

Click here for a detailed coverage map.

KIH63 - Orlando
Picture of Orlando weather radio range.
162.475 Mhz   (Channel 4)  1000 Watts
(listen online)


Warnings broadcast for these counties:
Lake, Orange, Osceola, Seminole, Polk, Volusia.

Click here for a detailed coverage map.

The detailed coverage maps are shown in a three color format, which relates to three estimated signal levels.
  • White: Signal level of greater than 18dBuV: Reliable coverage
  • Green: 0dBuV to 18dBuV: picking up a signal is possible but unreliable
  • Red: Less than 0dBuV: Unlikely to receive a signal

WXJ70 - Melbourne
Picture of Melbourne weather radio range.
162.55 Mhz    (Channel 7)  1000 Watts
(listen online)


Warnings broadcast for these counties:
Brevard, Indian River, Osceola, Orange

Click here for a detailed coverage map.

WWF69 - Ft. Pierce
Picture of Fort Pierce weather radio range.
162.425 Mhz   (Channel 2)  1000 Watts
(listen online)


Warnings broadcast for these counties:
Indian River, Martin, St. Lucie, Okeechobee.

Click here for a detailed coverage map.


Consult your user's manual to match frequencies with channels.

Do not rely on your radio to automatically select a channel.

Where can I get a NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards receiver?

Your local electronics store, and many department stores, will most likely carry a receiver with the latest features. The price of around $20 - $80 is minimal compared to the safety and peace of mind it can offer you and your family.

Weather Radio can also benefit the hearing impaired.   Click here to find out how.

Some broadcasts are also available on the internet:
NWR on a PC
 

WXJ-70 - Melbourne
 

NWR on a PC
 
NWR on a PC

KIH-63 - Orlando

NWR on a PC WWF-69 - Ft. Pierce
There's a list of all sites in Florida which are available on-line here and a national list here.

If you have a question, a comment, or a concern of any kind regarding the NOAA All Hazards Weather Radio broadcasts for any of the transmitters listed above, please call us at (321)255-0212 from 8am to 4pm Monday thru Friday.  You can also write us at :

National Weather Service
421 Croton Road
Melbourne, FL  32935

Email the Program Supervisor by clicking here.

We want to hear from you!

 


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