NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards

In Brief:

NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards is a service provided by all NWS offices, free of charge, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. It is the fastest, most reliable means of receiving information about life-threatening weather. Routine programming includes the latest weather conditions; short term forecasts of significant weather expected within the next 1-3 hours; forecasts of temperature, sky condition, wind and precipitation out to 7 days; marine forecasts out to 5 days; a hazardous weather outlook; tropical weather outlooks and/or advisories (in season). Of course, all watches, warnings and advisories will also automatically be broadcast.

Since 1997, a computer-automated voice has been used to broadcast NWS products. While the vocal quality of this voice left something to be desired, it did allow for instantaneous broadcasting of time-critical warnings. Recently, the NWS upgraded the "voice of the NWS" with a more human-sounding voice. Learn more about the NWR Voice Improvement Program here.

NWS Tallahassee maintains the following ten NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards stations. Click on the map below to get additional information about each transmitter, including the counties officially served by each transmitter.

Click on the map to get detailed information about each transmitter

Click on the call sign of each station below to see experimental graphics that show approximate coverage ranges. Important note: these ranges are based on signal level and are considered experimental. They should not be relied on for warnings. A detailed interactive map is also available. Learn how to interpret these coverage maps here.

 

  • KIH-24 Tallahassee, FL (Leon Co. 162.400 MHz
    Serving the Florida Big Bend and extreme Southwest Georgia
  • WWF-88 Salem, FL (Taylor Co. ) 162.425 MHz
    Serving the eastern Florida Big Bend
  • WWF-86 Eastpoint, FL (Franklin Co.) 162.500 MHz
    Serving the southwestern Florida Big Bend and southeastern Panhandle
  • KGG-67 Panama City, FL (Bay Co.) 162.550 MHz
    Serving the Eastern Florida Panhandle
  • WWH-20 Bethlehem, FL (Holmes Co.) 162.450 MHz
    Serving the Eastern Florida Panhandle and extreme Southeast Alabama
  • WXK-53 Pelham, GA (Mitchell Co.) 162.550 MHz
    Serving Southwest Georgia
  • WXM-79 Hahira, GA (Lowndes Co.) 162.500 MHz
    Serving South Central Georgia
  • KZZ-70 Blakely, GA (Early Co.) 162.525 MHz
    Serving extreme Southwest Georgia and extreme Southeast Alabama
  • KWN-50 Ashburn, GA (Turner Co.) 162.450 MHz
    Serving Southwest and South Central Georgia
  • WNG-63 Sneads, FL (Jackson Co.) 162.425 MHz
    Serving Extreme Southwest Georgia, the Westernmost Florida Big Bend and the Easternmost Florida Panhandle

A county-by-county list of our coverage areas is also available. SAME codes for each county are included in the list. To learn more about SAME, or Specific Area Message Encoding, click HERE.

Here is a list of all the NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards stations in the United States.

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 severe thunderstorms, large hail, strong and damaging winds, tornadoes, and flash floods. Many weather radio receivers are equipped with a tone alert feature which will be activated when severe weather threatens your area.

Are you looking for that special (but affordable) gift? Why not give a NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards receiver? Whether you're boating, camping, traveling, or just getting ready for work, a NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards receiver puts timely weather information and forecasts at your fingertips...twenty-four hours a day.

We all know that smoke detectors and fire alarms should be basic necessities in any home, office, or public meeting place. Unfortunately, many people do not include NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards receivers in this list of potentially life-saving devices. Many receivers have specially built alarm features that sound off during hazardous weather situations, even when the radio receiver volume is turned off. NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards is one of the quickest ways of warning the public about dangerous weather, and it makes an inexpensive (but valuable) gift for family members and friends.

There are many fine types of NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards receivers available. Prices generally range from $20 to $50. If you do invest in a receiver, the National Weather Service recommends that you buy one with an alarm feature that can be activated to warn of emergency situations.

 


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