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
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,
summaries, river stages and much more data are available on weather
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
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: http://www.nws.noaa.gov/nwr/CntyCov/nwrKS.htm