NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards

The coverage maps are shown in a three color format, which relates to three estimated signal levels.

White: Signal level of greater than 18dBuV: Reliable coverage
Green: 0dBuV to 18dBuV: picking up a signal is possible but unreliable
Red: Less than 0dBuV: Unlikely to receive a signal

NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards Coverage North Dakota Stations
WXL84 Williston 162.550 MHz
WXL80 Dickinson  162.400 MHz
WXL83 Minot  162.400 MHz
WXL78 Bismarck  162.475 MHz
WXL81 Jamestown  162.550 MHz
WNG581 Steele/Napoleon 162.400 MHz
KWN45 Willow City 162.450 MHz
KWN44 Cavalier 162.450 MHz
KWN43 Langdon 162.500 MHz
KWN42 Rolla 162.475 MHz
KWN46 Sheyenne 162.525 MHz
WXM38 Petersburg  162.400 MHz
WWF83 Grand Forks  162.475 MHz
WWG25 Webster (Devils Lake)  162.425 MHz
WXK42 Amenia (Fargo)  162.475 MHz
WXN88 New Town 162.525 MHz
WNG658 Scranton, ND 162.525 MHz
WNG656 Ft. Ransom 162.525 MHz
South Dakota Stations
WXM25 Bath (Aberdeen) 162.475 MHz
WXM40 Lowry/Mobridge 162.500 MHz
WNG551 Firesteel 162.425 MHz
Minnesota Stations
WNG583 Lake Bronson 162.525 MHz
WNG680 Fergus Falls 162.500 MHz
WNG707 Kensington 162.425 MHz
Montana Stations
WXK57 Baker 162.550 MHz

S.A.M.E. Codes for North Dakota

Newer NWRs can be programmed on a county-by-county basis but you must program them with the proper SAME code.

The NOAA Weather Radio All Hazarrds (NWR) network is the lone government-operated radio system that provides direct warnings to the public for severe weather and natural and technological hazards, from floods to forest fires, to oil spills. Known as the "Voice of the National Weather Service," NWR is provided as a public service by NOAA, an agency within the Department of Commerce. The NWR network broadcasts forecasts, watches, warnings, and other hazard information over more than 560 stations covering the 50 states, adjacent coastal waters, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the U.S. Pacific Territories.

If you want to be alerted when a watch or warning is issued for your area, you need an NWR.   NWR is the best way to receive weather information, watches and warnings directly from your local National Weather Service Office.  NOAA Weather Radios can be purchased at many retail stores, electronic outlets, web sites, and even some truck stops.  

Every National Weather Service office in the United States has at least one radio station that broadcasts weather information 24 hours a day and watches and warnings when necessary.  In North Dakota, there are 9  radio stations with broadcasts originating from the NWS offices at Bismarck, Grand Forks and Williston. 

What makes NWR such an important addition to your home is that it can turn itself on and alert you when a warning has been issued, no matter what time of day or night.  Some radios alarm for all watches and warnings issued   within the range of the radio tower, while newer models can be programmed so that you can pick the county or counties and the type of watch or warning you want to be alerted for. NWR operates on an FM band and your reception will be influenced by terrain and distance from the transmitter. is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.