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What is NOAA weather radio
NOAA Weather Radio (NWR) is the “Voice of the National Weather Service,” a nationwide network of radio stations broadcasting continuous weather information direct from a nearby National Weather Service office.
NWR broadcasts National Weather Service warnings, watches, forecasts, and other hazard information 24 hours a day commercial free.
Types of Information on NWR
Working with the Federal Communication Commission’s (FCC) Emergency Alert System, NWR is an “all hazards” radio network, making it your single source for comprehensive weather and emergency information. NWR also broadcasts warning and post-event information for all types of hazards–both natural, (such as earthquakes and volcanic activity) and environmental, (such as chemical releases or oil spills).
Getting Better Reception
Reception is usually best if placed near a window. An external antenna may be needed if you are located more than 30 miles from the transmitter. Strobe lights, pagers, computers, and text printers can be connected for the visually and hearing impaired. Remember power outages can occur at any time, so be sure to keep a battery-powered radio handy. Go to the NOAA Web site to find the nearest NWR transmitter.