NOAA WEATHER RADIO
WWG-86 PRAIRIE DU CHIEN/ WWG-89 RICHLAND CENTER
These stations provide complete and up-to-the minute weather
information for residents in southwest Wisconsin. The WWG-86 Prairie du Chien broadcast extends
into extreme northeast Iowa. Both transmitters will contain the same broadcast information.
The following is the broadcast schedule:
- A regional forecast is broadcast 24 hours a day and provides
a summary of anticipated weather for Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa,
and northern Illinois. It is updated at 430 am, 1030 am, 330 pm, and 830 pm.
- A seven day forecast for the area is broadcast 24
hours a day and updated at 430 am and 430 pm, or
- Current weather conditions for selected locations across the
upper Midwest are broadcast continuously and are updated
approximately 5 minutes past each hour. When precipitation is
occuring within about 130 miles from Prairie du Chien, a radar summary
- A short term forecast of expected weather conditions in the next
2 to 4 hours is broadcast when precipitation is in the area or weather conditions are changing.
- A brief climatological report is broadcast from 8 to 10 am, and 8 to 10 pm.
This report will include high and low temperatures, along with precipitation for
Boscobel and Prairie du Chien WI.
- Other statements are periodically run on
a varied schedule. These statements may include informational topics or statements about extreme
- A warning alarm test is conducted every Wednesday between 1100
am and 1200 pm. If severe weather is forecast or threatens,
the test is postponed until the next "good" weather day.
- serves the following counties in Wisconsin: Grant and Crawford.
- serves the following counties in Iowa: Allamakee and Clayton.
- serves the following counties in Wisconsin: Richland and Vernon.