NWS Wichita NOAA Weather Radio
Warning Alarm Tone

Prior to the release of certain watches and warnings, the NOAA Weather Radio Warning Alarm Tone is activated. Listed below are the types of NWS Watches and Warnings for which the Warning Alarm Tone is activated.

WATCH WARNING
TORNADO YES YES
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM YES YES
FLASH FLOOD NO YES
BLIZZARD N/A YES
WINTER STORM NO SHORT FUSE
FREEZE/FROST N/A NO
HIGH WIND N/A YES
FLOOD NO NO
DUSTSTORM / SANDSTORM N/A NO
ENEMY ATTACK N/A YES

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