NOAA Weather Radio All-Hazards


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NOAA Weather Radio All-Hazards (NWR) is one of the backbones of the National Weather Service communications system.  It is the easiest way for you to get around-the-clock weather information.  Recordings are continuously updated at each National Weather Service office in the United States and broadcast from over 900 locations across the country.  Each transmitter broadcasts current weather conditions, forecasts, special statements, and weather watches and warnings for a specific area.  NWR is like having your own personal tornado siren right in your home...only it won't be quite that loud! 

For high impact events such as Severe Thunderstorm, Tornado and Flash Flood Warnings, each NWR transmitter will send a special digital code that activates receivers equipped with Specific Area Message Encoder (SAME) technology.  This means that you can choose to receive only those alerts that will affect your county, or your surrounding counties.


Transmitters

The local area is served by six separate NWR transmitters:

CONSOLE

FREQUENCY

LOCATION

COUNTIES SERVED

Gem 162.400 MHz Gem, KS Cheyenne, Rawlins, Decatur, Sherman, Thomas, Sheridan, Wallace, Logan, Gove
Bethune 162.525 MHz Bethune, CO Southern Yuma, Kit Carson, Cheyenne CO
Lenora 162.425 MHz Lenora, KS Norton, Graham, Phillips
Wray 162.475 MHz Wray, CO Yuma, Dundy, western Cheyenne, KS          
Tribune 162.550 MHz Tribune, KS Greeley, Wichita, Hamilton, Kearny
Trenton 162.500 MHz Trenton, NE Dundy, Hitchcock, Red Willow, Hayes

Click Here to go to the National NAHR Coverage Map



Weather Radio Codes
Specific Area Message Encoder (SAME)
State code = first three digits
County code = second three digits

Colorado Kansas Nebraska
Cheyenne
Kit Carson
Yuma
008017
008063
008125

Cheyenne
Decatur
Gove
Graham
Greeley
Hamilton
Kearny
Logan
Norton
Phillips
Rawlins
Sheridan
Sherman
Thomas
Wallace
Wichita

020023
020039
020063
020065
020071
020075
020093
020109
020137
020147
020153
020179
020181
020193
020199
020203
Dundy
Hayes
Hitchcock
Red Willow
031057
031085
031087
031145

Click Here to see National Transmitter Information


Broadcasts

Each transmitter follows the following standard broadcast schedule: 

  • Synopsis for the next 24 to 36 hours
  • Seven-day forecast,
  • 8 to 14 day outlook
  • Current observations.

During the morning hours, other forecasts and supplemental information are also available. Each transmitter carries a detailed daily climate summary and a roundup of high and low temperatures and 24 hour precipitation amounts from across the listening area.

During the spring and summer months, a Hazardous Weather Outlook is broadcast which gives storm spotters, emergency managers and the general public a detailed look at expected severe weather conditions for the day.  This includes expected time of storm development, movement, and the anticipated thunderstorm threats.

When precipitation or other significant weather is occurring, Short Term Forecasts are broadcast before the seven-day forecast to give information on the type of precipitation, movement, and amount of rainfall (or snowfall) expected.  Additionally, during severe weather, the routine broadcast will be interrupted to bring you the latest in real-time Watches, Statements, and Warnings in the Goodland County Warning Area.


For More Information

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