NOAA Weather Radio is the Best Means to Receive Warnings From the National Weather Service
NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards (NWR) is a nationwide network
of radio stations broadcasting continuous weather information directly
from the nearest National Weather Service office. NWR broadcasts
official Weather Service warnings, watches, forecasts and other
hazard information 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
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
In conjunction with Federal, State, and Local Emergency Managers
and other public officials, NWR also broadcasts warning and post-event information
for all types of hazards – including natural (such as earthquakes or avalanches), environmental
(such as chemical releases or oil spills), and public safety (such as AMBER alerts or 911 Telephone outages).
You can purchase a weather radio starting from around $28 at most major retailers.
Known as the "Voice of NOAA's National Weather Service," NWR is provided
as a public service by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA),
part of the Department of Commerce. NWR includes more than 985 transmitters ,
covering all 50 states, adjacent coastal waters, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands,
and the U.S. Pacific Territories. NWR requires a special radio receiver or scanner
capable of picking up the signal. Broadcasts are found in the VHF public service
band at these seven frequencies (MHz):
Weather radio programming information may be found here.