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NOAA Weather Radio
"The Voice of the National Weather Service"

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NOAA Weather Radio provides continuous broadcasts direct from your local office of the National Weather Service. NOAA Weather Radio broadcasts the latest weather information on seven frequencies in the 162.40 to 162.55 MHz range and can be received up to 40 miles from the transmitter. In the Mobile NWS Office Forecast Area, NOAA Weather Radio transmitters serve a total of 29 counties across southeast Mississippi, southwest Alabama and the northwest Florida panhandle.

Regular broadcasts are tailored to the needs of the people who live within the listening area of the NOAA Weather Radio transmitter. During hazardous weather, regular programming will be interrupted to provide up-to-date information, watches, and warnings. A special tone automatically triggers weather radio receivers with an "alert" feature that can be used to alert you of a dangerous weather situation.

Many NOAA Weather Radios are now equipped with SAME, short for "Specific Area Message Encoder", which allows you to select only the county or counties you want to be alerted for. The SAME alert system allows you to program your receiver for a specific county or for multiple counties. SAME is one of the primary activators of the Emergency Alert System. SAME equipped NOAA Weather Radio Receivers are available to the public at local radio supply stores at a cost typically ranging from $30 to $100. A NOAA Weather Radio is very useful in situations where hazardous weather is expected to impact your area at night since the weather radio will alert and awaken you to the warning. IT COULD SAVE YOUR LIFE!

Under a January 1975 White House policy statement, NOAA Weather Radio was designated the sole Government-operated radio system to provide direct warnings into homes for both natural disasters and nuclear attack.


NWS Mobile broadcasts continuous weather information to parts of southeast Mississippi, southwest Alabama, and the northwest Florida panhanle on the following stations and frequencies:
 

STATION TRANSMITTER LOCATION AREAS SERVED FREQUENCY
KIH-59 Dozier, AL Andalusia, Troy (AL) 162.550 MHz
KEC-61 Mobile, AL Pascagoula, Lucedale (MS) and Mobile, Bay Minette, Gulf Shores (AL) 162.550 MHz
KEC-86 Pensacola, FL Gulf Shores (AL) and Pensacola, Ft. Walton Beach (FL) 162.400 MHz
WWF-55 Jackson, AL Jackson, Grove Hill, Chatom, Monroeville (AL) 162.500 MHz
WNG-607 Greenville, AL Greenville (AL) 162.425 MHz
WNG-646 Brewton, AL Brewton (AL) 162.475 MHz
WNG-640 Leaksville, MS Leaksville (MS) 162.425 MHz

 

Already have a NOAA Weather Radio and need the programming codes for your county?
Codes for ALABAMA, MISSISSIPPI, and FLORIDA.

Here is a look at the NOAA Weather Radio stations and frequencies across the southern United States.

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Programming Schedule for NOAA Weather Radio at NWS Mobile
Program Item When is it updated?
Station ID and Weather Synopsis 2 am, 10 am, 6 pm
Radar Summary and Hourly Weather Conditions Every hour
Short Term Forecast When needed
Local Forecast and Extended Forecast 5 am, 5 pm (or updated) 
Marine Weather Conditions (not on KIH-59, WWF-55 or WXL-72) Every hour
Coastal Marine Forecast, Tide Information and Tropical Weather Outlook (only in season) 5 am, 11 am, 5 pm, 10 pm
Climate Summaries (only on KEC61 and KEC86) 6 am, 6 pm

 

Additional NOAA Weather Radio Information:

FAQs

Self-Help Guide for Hard of Hearing People

NOAA Weather Radio Receiver Consumer Info

Voices you hear on NOAA Weather Radio

Learn more on the national NOAA Weather Radio webpage

 

If you have a question about NOAA Weather Radio, the information broadcast over NOAA Weather Radio, or the Specific Area Message Encoder (SAME) don't hesitate to contact our office!

 


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