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  A county map of our listening area
  Reporting a Transmitter Problem
  Coverage maps for each transmitter
  SAME codes and other info for:  Missouri and Illinois
  County/SAME codes for anywhere in the U.S.
  A list of transmitters served by this office
  General Information
  Programming
  Missouri and Illinois NWR Stations
  The NWS Weather Radio Page

  Questions about Weather Radio?
      Check our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) Page

 

The National Weather Service Forecast Office in St. Louis operates the following NOAA Weather Radio stations:
  • KDO-89  St. Louis, MO  at 162.550 MHz (1kw)

  • WWF-75  Bourbon, MO (Crawford County) at 162.525 MHz (1kw)

  • WXK-82  Hannibal, MO (Marion County) at 162.475 MHz (1kw)

  • WXL-45  Columbia, MO (Callaway County) at 162.400 MHz (1kw)

  • WWG-49  Fredericktown, MO (Madison County) at 162.500 MHz (1kw)

  • KXI-49  Salem, IL (Marion County) at 162.475 MHz (1kw)

  • KXI-70  Jerseyville, IL (Jersey County) at 162.450 MHz (300w)

  • KXI-42  Chester, IL (Randolph County) at 162.450 MHz (300w)

  • KXI-79  Hillsboro, Il (Montgomery County) at 162.425 MHz (300w)

  • KWN-55 Jamestown (Moniteau County) at 162.425 MHz (1kw)

  • WNG-728 Bellflower (Montgomery County) at 162.450 MHz (1kw)  

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Coverage Maps for each Transmitter Site served by this Office

St. Louis, Mo - KDO-89
Hannibal, Mo - WXK-82
Fulton, Mo - WXL-45
Jamestown, Mo - KWN-55
Bourbon, Mo - WWF-75
Bellflower, Mo - WNG-728
Fredericktown, Mo - WWG-49
Chester, Il - KXI-42
Jerseyville, Il - KXI-70
Hillsboro, Il - KXI-79
Salem, Il - KXI-49

Coverage Maps Notes
The coverage statistics and maps are calculated using a computer model and station data assuming ideal conditions. Coverage may be 5 to 10 percent below the computer predicted coverage for the following reasons:

The computer model is sensitive to antenna performance. Antenna performance is a function of local conditions, causing signals to be stronger signal level in some directions than others.

Most NWR stations are at existing antenna towers, provided at little or no cost. Placement of NWR antennas is dictated by the tower owner, which may result in a less than ideal set up.

The antenna may be affected by nearby structures or bodies of water.

In some special instances, the antenna may have been intentionally adjusted to be "directional" and provide better coverage to a specific area to the detriment of other areas.

Most of the stations employ equipment technology more than 20 years old. Because of variations in local site conditions, the performance of an individual transmitter and antenna may be less than predicted or expected.

Seasonal environmental conditions, such as icing or heavy rain, affect performance of a transmitter station and its various components, particularly those subject to continuous weather exposure.

The coverage maps are shown in a three color format, which relates to three estimated signal levels.
White: Signal level of greater than 18dBuV: Reliable coverage
Green: 0dBuV to 18dBuV: picking up a signal is possible but unreliable
Red:
Less than 0dBuV: Unlikely to receive a signal.

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General Information on NOAA Weather Radio

    NOAA Weather Radio is a Service of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) of  the U. S. Department of Commerce.  As the "Voice of the National Weather Service," it provides continuous broadcasts of the latest weather information from local National Weather Service Offices.   Weather messages are repeated every 4 to 6 minutes and are routinely updated every 1 to 3 hours or more frequently in rapidly changing local weather. Most stations operate 24 hours daily. 

    The regular broadcasts are specifically tailored to the weather information needs of the people within the service area of the transmitter.  Other specialized information, such as hydrological forecasts and climatological data are also broadcast.

   During severe weather, National Weather Service broadcasters can interrupt the routine weather broadcasts and insert special warning messages concerning imminent threats to life and property.  The broadcaster can also add special signals to warnings that will trigger "alerting" features on especially equipped receivers. 

    NOAA weather radio currently broadcasts from over 400 FM transmitters on seven frequencies
on the VHF band, ranging from 162.400 to 162.550 mega hertz (MHz) in fifty states, Puerto Rico, the
Virgin Islands, Guam, and Saipan.  These frequencies are outside the normal AM or FM broadcast bands.

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Product

Broadcast Time

Full station ID

Every broadcast cycle

Hazardous Weather Outlook

Every broadcast cycle (updated

as necessary)

7-day Forecast

24-hours (updated 4am, 4pm)

Hourly Weather Roundup

24-hours

Short-Term Forecast

As necessary

Climate Summary

630 - 9 am, & 7 - 9 pm

River & Lake Information

11 am - 1 pm

Weekly Test

Every Wednesday around 11 AM

Miscellaneous Messages

As necessary

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List of Missouri and Illinois NWR Stations

               Missouri              

162.450 MHz

Bourbon

162.525 MHz

Camdenton

162.550 MHz

Columbia

162.400 MHz

Doniphan

162.450 Mhz

Fredericktown

162.500 MHz

Hannibal

162.475 MHz

Hermitage

162.450 MHz

Jamestown

162.425 MHz

Kahoka

162.450 Mhz

Kansas City

162.550 MHz

La Plata

162.525 Mhz

Lancaster

162.550 Mhz

Piedmont

162.425 Mhz

Sikeston

162.400 MHz

Springfield

162.400 MHz

St. Joseph

162.400 MHz

St. Louis

162.550 MHz

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Illinois 

Champaign

162.550 MHz

Chicago

162.550 MHz

Chester

162.450 MHz

Crystal Lake

162.500 Mhz

Hillsboro

162.425 Mhz

Jerseyville

162.450 MHz

Marion

162.425 MHz

McLeansboro

162.400 Mhz

Newton

162.450 MHz

Paris

162.525 Mhz

Peoria

162.475 MHz

Plano

162.400 Mhz

Rock Island

162.550 MHz

Rockford

162.475 MHz

Salem

162.475 MHz

Shelbyville

162.500 Mhz

Springfield

162.400 MHz

Watseka

162.500 Mhz


WXL-45 - Columbia -  Frequency 162.400 MHz
The transmitter is located in Callaway County near Fulton, Missouri and serves the following counties:

Audrain, Mo - also served by the Bellflower transmitter (162.450 MHz)
Boone, Mo
Callaway, Mo - also served by the Bellflower transmitter (162.450 MHz)
Cole, Mo - also served by the Camdenton transmitter (162.550 MHz)
Osage, Mo - also served by the Camdenton transmitter (162.550 MHz)
and the Bellflower transmitter (162.450 MHz)
Gasconade, Mo - also served by the Bourbon, Mo transmitter (162.525 MHz)
and the Bellflower transmitter (162.450 MHz)

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KWN-55 - Jamestown, Mo - Frequency 162.425 MHz
This transmitter is located near Jamestown in Moniteau County and serves the following counties:

Moniteau, Mo - also served by the Camdenton transmitter (162.550 MHz)
Morgan, Mo - also served by the Camdenton transmitter (162.550 MHz)
Boone, Mo - also served by the Columbia transmitter (162.400 MHz)
Cole, Mo - also served by the Camdenton transmitter (162.550 MHz) and Fulton (162.400 MHz)
Cooper, Mo
Howard, Mo

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WXK-82 - Hannibal, Mo - Frequency 162.475 MHz
The transmitter is located near Palmyra, Mo in Marion County and serves the following counties:

Lewis, Mo -  also served by the Kahoka, Mo transmitter (162.450 MHz)
Adams, Il - also served by the Macomb, Il transmitter (162.500 MHz)
Brown, Il -  also served by the Macomb transmitter (162.500 MHz) and Jacksonville (162.525 MHz)
Shelby, Mo - also served by the La Plata transmitter (162.525 MHz)
Marion, Mo
Monroe, Mo
Ralls, Mo
Pike, Mo - also served by the Bellflower transmitter (162.450 MHz)
Pike, Il - also served by the Jacksonville, Il transmitter (162.525 MHz)

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WWF-75 - Bourbon, Mo - Frequency 162.525 MHz
This transmitter is located near Cuba, Mo in Crawford County and serves the following counties:

Gasconade, Mo -  also served by the Columbia transmitter (162.400 MHz)
Franklin, Mo - also served by the St. Louis transmitter (162.550 MHz)
Crawford, Mo
Washington, Mo
Iron, Mo
- also served by the Fredericktown transmitter (162.500 MHz)
Phelps, Mo for the Springfield Office

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WWG-49 - Fredericktown, Mo - Frequency 162.500 MHz
This transmitter is located by Cedar Mountain in Madison County and serves the following counties:

St. Francois, Mo
St. Genevieve, Mo - also served by the Chester transmitter (162.450 MHz)
Iron, Mo - also served by the Bourbon transmitter (162.525 MHz)
Reynolds, Mo -  also served by the Piedmont transmitter located in extreme southern Reynolds (162.425 MHz)
Madison, Mo
Wayne and Bollinger counties in Missouri for the Paducah office

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KDO-89 - St. Louis, Mo - Frequency 162.550 MHz
This transmitter is located in St. Louis (Shrewsbury) and serves the following counties in Missouri and Illinois:

Lincoln, Mo - also served by the Bellflower transmitter (162.450 MHz)
Warren, Mo - also served by the Bellflower transmitter (162.450 MHz)
St. Charles, Mo - also served by the Bellflower transmitter (162.450 MHz)
St. Louis County and City 
Jefferson, Mo
Franklin, Mo - also served by the Bourbon transmitter (162.525 MHz)
Madison, Il - also served by the Jerseyville transmitter (162.450 MHz)
St. Clair, Il
Monroe, Il

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KXI-79 - Hillsboro, Il - Frequency 162.425 MHz
This transmitter is located near Hillsboro, Il in Montgomery county and serves the following counties:

Montgomery, Il - also served by the Springfield, Il transmitter (162.400 MHz)
Macoupin, Il - also served by the Jerseyville transmitter (162.450 MHz)
Fayette, Il - also served by the Salem, Il transmitter (162.475 MHz) and Shelbyville, Il (162.500 MHz)
Bond, Il - also served by the Salem, Il transmitter (162.475 MHz)

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KXI-42 - Chester, Il - Frequency 162.450 MHz
This transmitter is located near Chester, Il in Randolph county and serves the following counties:

Randolph, Il
St. Genevieve, Mo -  also served by the Fredericktown transmitter (162.500 MHz)
Perry, Mo (for the Paducah Office)
Perry, Il (for the Paducah Office)

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KXI-70 - Jerseyville, Il - Frequency 162.450 MHz
This transmitter is located near Jerseyville, Il in Jersey county and serves the following Illinois counties:

Calhoun, Il
Greene, Il - also served by the Jacksonville transmitter (162.525 MHz)
Jersey, Il
Macoupin, Il - also served by the Hillsboro, Il transmitter (162.425 MHz) and Springfield, Il (162.400 MHz)
Madison, Il - also served by the St. Louis transmitter (162.550 MHz)

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KXI-49 - Salem, Il - Frequency 162.475 MHz
This transmitter is located near Salem in Marion County and serves the following Illinois counties:

Fayette, Il - also served by the Hillsboro, Il transmitter (162.425 MHz) and Shelbyville, Il (162.500 MHz)
Bond, Il  -  also served by the Hillsboro, Il transmitter (162.425 MHz)
Clinton, Il
Marion, Il
Washington, Il
Jefferson, Il (for the Paducah Office)
Wayne, Il (for the Paducah Office)

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WNG-728 - Bellflower, MO- Frequency 162.450 MHz
This transmitter is located near Bellflower in Montgomery County and serves the following Missouri counties:

Montgomery
Lincoln  -  also served by the St. Louis transmitter (162.550 MHz)
Warren  also served by the St. Louis transmitter (162.550 MHz)
St. Charles - also served by the St. Louis transmitter (162.550 MHz)
Gasconade  -  also served by the Bourbon transmitter (162.525 MHz)
Osage also served by the Fulton transmitter (162.400 MHz)
Callaway also served by the Fulton transmitter (162.400 MHz)
Audrain  -  also served by the Fulton transmitter (162.400 MHz)
Pike  also served by the Hannibal transmitter (162.475 MHz)

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