NOAA All Hazards Weather Radio
NOAA All Hazards Weather Radio FIPS Codes
Have you recently bought a new weather radio and need the FIPS code for your county? The following tables give the FIPS codes for Michigan and for the rest of the U.S.
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About NOAA All Hazards Weather Radio...
NOAA Weather Radio broadcasts National Weather Service warnings, watches, forecasts, and other hazard information 24 hours a day. Known as the voice of the National Weather Service, NOAA All Hazards Weather Radio is provided as a public service by the Department of Commerce's National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
The NOAA All Hazards Weather Radio network has more than 1000 stations in the 50 states and near adjacent coastal waters, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and U.S. Pacific Territories. In southeast Michigan, broadcasts originating from the White Lake office are transmitted on five NOAA Weather Radio stations.
Thanks to NOAA Weather Radio, you'll always have the answer to the question, "What's the weather?", and access to potentially life-saving emergency information whenever you need it.
When you purchase a NOAA Weather Radio receiver, you are purchasing part of the National Weather Service network. The network is constantly upgrading its technology to provide the best weather reporting service possible for the nation. One way the National Weather Service is doing this is through the NOAA Weather Radio Console Replacement System (CRS). CRS will automatically translate written National Weather Service products into synthesized-voice recordings and schedule them for broadcast over NOAA Weather Radio. The automated system results in faster broadcasts of information over NOAA Weather Radio, and replaces 20-year old, 8-track tape technology with a newer, more reliable system.
The automated broadcasts of many National Weather Service products allow for faster updates of forecasts and statements, and allow broadcasters to spend more time assisting customers, preparing forecasts, and helping perform critical work during significant weather events. Also, the newer, more reliable system will result in less down-time because the Console Replacement System features a redundant setup. This means that the computer processors have backups so if one part of the system goes bad, another computer is ready to take over in its place.
For a picture of the NOAA Weather Radio Console Replacement System, click here.
There are some concerns about the voice quality of the radio. The voice is computerized using state-of-the-art voice synthesis. At White Lake, we constantly monitor voice quality so that the broadcasts are as understandable as possible. We can change the speaking rate, the inflection of the voice, and make minor adjustments to pronunciation of words to improve voice quality. However, we cannot correct the fact that it sounds computerized, because it is. The National Weather Service is committed to making improvements to the system's voice quality as improvements become available. In the meantime, we will strive to make the voices we have sound as good as possible.
A schedule for NOAA Weather Radio Stations KEC - 63(Detroit) and KIH - 29 (Flint) can be found here.
For information on weather radio receiver recalls, go to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) web site and choose "Radios (Weather)" in the product Type list.
General information on NOAA Weather Radio.
To look at a copy of the joint NOAA/FEMA/American Red Cross publication NOAA Weather Radio, as well as other publications, click here.
For frequently asked questions about NOAA Weather Radio, click here.
A listing of FIPS codes in Michigan for use with NOAA Weather Radios with SAME capability.