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 whenever needed.
  • 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 is provided.
  • 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 weather conditions.
  • 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.
WWG-86
  • serves the following counties in Wisconsin: Grant and Crawford.
  • serves the following counties in Iowa: Allamakee and Clayton.

WWG-89

  • serves the following counties in Wisconsin: Richland and Vernon.


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