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         Is a NWR station off the air?  Did you not receive the Wednesday tone alert test? (Tone alert tests are performed every Wednesday between 11am and noon...unless there's a threat of severe weather, in which case it's postponed until the first good-weather day.)  Questions and comments concerning the NOAA Weather Radio program can be sent to, or you can call 1-888-886-1227 (see

January 2004:  NOAA Weather Radio given Special Award by the American Meteorological Society for immeasurable contributions to personal and community safety and quality of life by providing real-time forecasts and warnings directly to homes and meeting places.

The map below shows the location of each transmitter in our area. Click any transmitter location to see coverage maps. (Or, click on a text link below the map.)


 Weather Radio Coverage Map Onondaga coverage map LaPorte coverage map Hebron coverage map Plainwell coverage map Fort Wayne coverage map Lima coverage map Marion coverage map Monticello coverage map Toledo coverage map Angola coverage map North Webster coverage map South Bend coverage map Adrian coverage map

Plainwell        Onondaga
South Bend Angola
Toledo        North Webster
Fort Wayne Yeoman (Monticello)
Muncie Cridersville (Lima)
Adrian LaPorte
Hebron Marion

National SAME and ZONE codes

Local SAME and ZONE codes

Revised EAS Event Code List (for SAME-enabled radios)

New national NWR brochure

NOAA Weather Radio for people with special needs

NOAA Weather Radio (NWR) is the official voice of the National Weather Service. As such, it is important that the NWR broadcasts adhere to the highest standards of timeliness, completeness and accuracy. The objective of NWR is to provide a continuous flow of timely and accurate weather and hydrologic information directly to listeners in the service area of the NWR transmitters.

Each transmitter has a normal range of 35 to 40 miles, but with high quality receiver and antennas, the signal can be picked up at greater distances. The broadcasts can be heard on special weather radio receivers programmed to pick up frequencies between 162.400 and 162.550 MHz, and on scanners with a special weather band. Weather radios can be purchased at most electronic stores and average between $20 and $70.

One of the most beneficial features of NWR is that when a severe weather warning is issued by the National Weather Service in your area, a tone alarm is also transmitted so that your weather radio will put out an audible alert to notify you that a severe weather warning will follow. In addition, NOAA Weather Radios are now being equipped with a new technology called SAME, which stands for Specific Area Message Encoder. This will allow you to program your weather radio to alarm only for the counties that you select.

Information on the new NWR computer voices

For more background information on NWR, check out the national NWR Brochure or our local NWR Brochure (.pdf documents, must have Adobe Acrobat Reader).

Questions or Comments on the NOAA Weather Radio Page can be sent to is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.