...WHAT IS NOAA WEATHER RADIO ALL HAZARDS...

NOAA WEATHER RADIO ALL HAZARDS IS A 24 HOUR A DAY...7 DAY A WEEK CONTINUOUS BROADCAST OF WEATHER
INFORMATION. WITH THE TOUCH OF A BUTTON, THE CURRENT CONDITIONS, 7 DAY FORECAST, AND OTHER PERTINENT
WEATHER INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE WHENEVER YOU WANT IT. MORE IMPORTANTLY, HOWEVER, IS THE ABILITY TO
GET SEVERE WEATHER INFORMATION THE MOMENT IT IS ISSUED. CERTAIN WEATHER RADIO MODELS HAVE AN ALERT
FEATURE THAT WILL BE ACTIVATED TO ALARM YOU OF ANY WATCH OR WARNING ISSUED FOR YOUR AREA.

THE FIRST WEATHER RADIO STATIONS CAME ON THE AIR IN 1975, AND WAS DESIGNATED BY THE WHITE HOUSE AS
THE SOLE GOVERNMENT-OPERATED RADIO SYSTEM TO PROVIDE DIRECT WARNINGS INTO PRIVATE HOMES FOR BOTH
NATURAL DISASTERS AND NUCLEAR ATTACK. THIS CONCEPT HAS BEEN EXPANDED TO INCLUDED WARNINGS FOR ALL
HAZARDOUS CONDITIONS THAT POSE A THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY.

GENERALLY, EACH NOAA WEATHER RADIO TRANSMITTER HAS A LISTENING AREA OF APPROXIMATELY 40 MILES FROM
THE TRANSMITTER SITE. RECEPTION OF THE SIGNAL WILL VARY DEPENDING ON THE QUALITY OF THE RECEIVER,
LOCAL TERRAIN, AND DISTANCE FROM THE TRANSMITTER. OVER 95 PERCENT OF WISCONSIN CAN RECEIVE THE
WEATHER RADIO BROADCAST FROM ONE OF 30 STATIONS.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE AT MILWAUKEE/SULLIVAN CURRENTLY OPERATES 7 TRANSMITTERS:

MILWAUKEE...KEC-60...162.400 MHZ...SERVING SOUTHEAST WISCONSIN.

MADISON...WXJ-87...162.550 MHZ...SERVING SOUTH CENTRAL WISCONSIN.

FOND DU LAC...WWG-87...162.500 MHZ...SERVING EAST CENTRAL WISCONSIN.

SHEBOYGAN...WWG-91...162.525 MHZ...SERVING EAST CENTRAL WISCONSIN AND LAKE MICHIGAN NEARSHORE WATERS.

BARABOO...KHA-47...162.450 MHZ...SERVING SOUTH CENTRAL WISCONSIN.

JANESVILLE...WWG-90...162.425 MHZ...SERVING SOUTH CENTRAL WISCONSIN.

RACINE...KZZ-76...162.450 MHZ...SERVING SOUTHEAST WISCONSIN.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON NOAA WEATHER RADIO FOR SOUTH CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST WISCONSIN...GO TO OUR INTERNET
WEB SITE AT: http://www.crh.noaa.gov/mkx/?n=nwr

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