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Map of NOAA Weather Radio stations across Michigan. Source: National 
Weather Service

NOAA Weather Radio (NWR) provides continuous weather information direct from National Weather Service (NWS) offices. NWR broadcasts NWS warnings, watches, forecasts and other hazard information 24 hours a day. Working with the Federal Communication Commission's Emergency Alert System, NWR is an "all hazards" radio network, making it your single source for comprehensive weather and emergency information. NWR also broadcasts warning and post-event information for all types of hazards -- both natural and environmental.

The NWR network has more than 800 stations, covering all 50 states, adjacent coastal waters, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the U.S. Pacific Territories and reaching out to over 95% of the U.S. population. Here in Southeast Michigan, broadcasts originate from the NWS White Lake office and are transmitted on two NWR stations. Station KIH-29 broadcasts on a frequency of 162.475 MHz from a transmitter in Clio. This station serves Midland, Bay, Saginaw, Tuscola, Sanilac, Shiawassee, Genesee, and Lapeer counties. The other station, KEC-63 broadcasts on a frequency of 162.55 MHz from a transmitter in Southfield. KEC-63 serves Livingston, Oakland, Macomb, St. Clair, Washtenaw, Wayne, Lenawee, and Monroe counties. KEC-63 began service on June 6, 1972. Fig. 1 shows stations across Michigan. Information on other NWR stations across the Nation can be found here.


Map of NOAA Weather Radio stations across Michigan. Source: National Weather Service
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