WEATHER RADIO..."THE SMOKE ALARM FOR SEVERE WEATHER"
One of the quickest ways to receive weather warnings issued by the National Weather Service is to
have a NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards in your home, office, school or boat. The radio service,
named after the Weather Service's parent agency, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration,
is also known as the "voice of the National Weather Service." Weather radio stations in south central and
southeast Wisconsin are operated by the National Weather Service Weather Forecast Office at
Milwaukee/Sullivan. The Milwaukee/Sullivan office is staffed 24 hours a day by meteorologists and
hydrometeorological technicians maintaining a constant weather watch for 20 counties in south central
and southeast Wisconsin. When severe weather strikes, anytime of the day or night, advisories,
watches, and warnings are immediately broadcast on NOAA Weather Radio. When severe weather is not
occurring, the radios broadcast continuous forecast and weather information for the area and the
NOAA Weather Radios are available at many electronic stores, and range in price from $30 to $70,
depending on the radio's features. Broadcast range from most weather radio transmitters is
approximately 40 miles. The effective range depends on terrain, quality of the receiver, and
antenna. Make sure the radio you purchase has a battery back-up and tone alert feature.
Weather radio: "The smoke alarm for severe weather."
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