NOAA All Hazards Weather Radio

NOAA All Hazards Radio is our main communication link to the people we serve. Warning and forecast information, current weather conditions, special public weather information and weather safety tips are all incorporated into our daily Weather Radio broadcasts which are available to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

The 6 NWR transmitters in Northern Michigan and the assigned areas they serve are shown below.

Highlighted counties and marine zones are the designated SAME/tone alert areas for that particular transmitter:

Sault Ste. Marie Transmitter Service Area  Petoskey Transmitter Service Area

 Traverse City NWR Service Area  Alpena NWR Service Area 

Gaylord NWR Service Area  West Branch NWR Service Area

Additional NWR transmitters with overlap coverage and alerting into northern Michigan:

Wolf Lake (Lake County) 162.425 Mhz:  Manistee County, Wexford County, Missaukee County

Bad Axe (Huron County) 162.525 Mhz:  Iosco County, Arenac County

Newberry (Luce County) 162.450 Mhz: Chippewa County, Mackinac County

Local Broadcast Cycle

All normal NOAA Weather Radio programming will be suspended during Severe Thunderstorm and/or Tornado Watches/Warnings in order to give timely and consistent warning service.

 NOAA Weather Radio Warm Season/Summer Programming Schedule for East Upper and Northern Lower Michigan

Station Identification Plays twice each hour
Weather Synopsis Plays every cycle (includes Hazardous Weather Outlooks)
Hourly Weather Observations Plays every cycle and updated around 10 minutes past the hour
Marine Weather Observations Plays every cycle and updated around 15 minutes before the hour
2 Day weather forecast / Nowcast   Plays every cycle
3 to 7 Day weather forecast Plays every 30 minutes
2 Day Open Lakes Marine Forecasts Plays every cycle
Daily Climate Summary Plays every 30 minutes between 2am-noon
Monthly Climate Summary  Once per hour (around the top of each hour) on the first day of each month
Severe Thunderstorm and Tornado Watches Normal Programming is interrupted to give the latest severe weather information. Safety statements will play on NWR.
Severe Thunderstorm, Tornado, and Special Marine Warnings All programming is suspended with the exception of warnings, follow-up statements and short term forecasts (Nowcasts).
Flood Warnings Included in normal programming with SAME/EAS tone alert when necessary.
Blizzard Warnings Included in normal programming with SAME/EAS tone alert.

If you have any questions or comments email us at or call the National Weather Service in Gaylord at (989) 731-3384 Ext. 726 (Monday -Friday, 8AM - 4PM).

NWR receiver recalls

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

Setting up your NWR

Information for schools on programming your NWR

Transmitter Coverage areas and SAME codes

 Land areas (counties) 
 Marine areas (nearshore and open lakes)

 Other NOAA All Hazards Weather Radio links

National NOAA All Hazards Weather Radio page
Information about NOAA All Hazards Weather Radio receivers
Reporting a Transmitter Problem is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.