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...NOAA Weather Radio...
NOAA Weather Radio is the voice of the National Weather Service. The National
Weather Service broadcasts uninterrupted weather information directly to the public
24 hours per day. NOAA Weather Radio is the fastest way to receive warnings of
hazardous and potentially deadly weather events. Thus, NOAA Weather Radio saves
hundreds of lives each year.
NOAA Weather Radio broadcasts on seven VHF frequencies ranging from 162.400 to
162.550 MHz. These broadcasts can generally be received up to 40 miles from the
transmitter site...but can vary depending on the quality of your receiver, local
terrain and atmospheric conditions.
NOAA Weather Radio programming includes...
1. Weather statements, watches and warnings.
2. Location, movement and impacts of threatening weather.
3. Current weather conditions and local forecasts.
4. Civil emergency messages and amber alerts.
5. Local climate data.
Watches and warnings are tone alerted to activate the NOAA Weather Radio receivers
with a built-in tone alert feature.
The National Weather Service recommends that everyone have a NOAA Weather Radio
in their home or business. These radios may be purchased at your local electronic
stores, any department store and even on the internet. In the future, NOAA Weather
Radio technology will even be incorporated into some new televisions and on cell