“The Voice of the National Weather Service”

            NOAA Weather Radio is the fastest and most reliable way to receive severe weather watches, warnings and advisories. Weather Radio is broadcast direct from each National Weather Service office serving Kansas through a network of 25 special frequency transmitters.  Many radio and TV broadcasters rely on weather radio to receive Emergency Alert System (EAS) information for warnings, watches and other critical information.  For the individual, newer type radio receivers with the S.A.M.E. technology can be programmed to only alert for pre-selected counties.  In addition, routine 7 day forecasts, wind chill readings, weather summaries, river stages and much more data are available on weather radio 24/7 direct from the National Weather Service.

             The All Hazards feature of the radio means that critical information such as evacuations, chemical spills, nuclear releases, toxic fumes etc from local county emergency management, law enforcement and others will be relayed on NOAA Weather Radio. In 2004, NOAA Weather Radio began relaying AMBER Alerts, a child abduction recovery program, issued by the Kansas Bureau of Investigation.

             The map below shows the latest NOAA Weather Radio coverage in Kansas. More in-depth information including county specific codes for S.A.M.E. receivers can be found at:

Map of Kansas Weather Radio Sites


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