...NOAA WEATHER RADIO ALL HAZARDS...PART 8...
........HOW TO RECEIVE WEATHER INFORMATION AND EMERGENCY ALERTS
FOR NON-WEATHER RELATED EVENTS AROUND THE CLOCK.........
THE NOAA WEATHER RADIO ALL HAZARDS IS A NATION-WIDE SERVICE PROVIDED 
TO THE PUBLIC BY THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE...WHICH IS A PART OF
THE DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE/S NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC
ADMINISTRATION /NOAA/.
     -OVER 1000 RADIO TRANSMITTERS ARE CURRENTLY IN OPERATION IN THE
         U.S. AND ITS TERRITORIES.
     -NOAA WEATHER RADIO ALL HAZARDS PROVIDES CONTINUOUS BROADCASTS
         OF THE LATEST WEATHER INFORMATION DIRECTLY FROM WEATHER
         SERVICE OFFICES THROUGHOUT THE NATION.
     -NON-WEATHER RELATED EMERGENCY MESSAGES CAN BE BROADCAST...
         RANGING FROM ALERTS TO CHEMICAL SPILLS TO TERRORIST
         ATTACKS.
.......WISCONSIN NOAA WEATHER RADIO ALL HAZARDS COVERAGE.......
SEVEN NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICES IN WISCONSIN...MINNESOTA...
ILLINOIS AND IOWA PROVIDE PROGRAMMING FOR 37 NOAA WEATHER RADIO ALL
HAZARDS STATIONS THAT HAVE PARTIAL OR FULL BROADCAST COVERAGE IN
WISCONSIN.
......WHAT IS BROADCAST ON THE NOAA WEATHER RADIO ALL HAZARDS......
WEATHER MESSAGES ARE REPEATED EVERY FOUR TO SIX MINUTES AND
ARE ROUTINELY UPDATED. THEY INCLUDE:
     -HOURLY WEATHER OBSERVATIONS
     -SEVEN DAY WEATHER FORECASTS FOR LOCAL AREAS
     -CLIMATE INFORMATION
     -MARINE FORECASTS WHERE APPLICABLE.
..............CRITICAL BROADCAST INFORMATION...................
FOR SEVERE WEATHER EVENTS OR OTHER SERIOUS NON-WEATHER RELATED
HAZARDS TO LIFE AND PROPERTY...THE RADIO TRANSMITTER WILL EMIT A
DISTINCTIVE AUDIBLE TONE SIGNAL THAT WILL ACTIVATE SPECIAL WEATHER
RADIO RECEIVERS.
     -TONE ALERTS ARE USED FOR HAZARDOUS WEATHER WARNINGS SUCH AS
         FOR TORNADOES... SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS AND FLASH FLOODS.
         THE ARE SOMETIMES SENT FOR SERIOUS WINTER STORMS AND
         BLIZZARDS...AND POSSIBLY A NON-WEATHER RELATED EMERGENCY.
     -ROUTINE PROGRAMMING IS REDUCED DURING THESE CRITICAL
         PERIODS...WITH MOST BROADCAST INFORMATION RELATED TO
         THE HAZARD.
.......NOAA WEATHER RADIO ALL-HAZARDS TECHNOLOGY.............
THE NEWER WEATHER RADIOS ARE BASED ON NEW TECHNOLOGY CALLED EAS...
/EMERGENCY ALERT SYSTEM/...THAT ELECTRONICALLY CONNECTS ALL RADIO
AND TELEVISION STATIONS...CABLE TV OUTLETS...AND THE NWS.
     -THE NOAA WEATHER RADIO ALL HAZARDS NETWORK INCORPORATES THE
      NWS TECHNOLOGY CALLED SAME.../SPECIFIC AREA MESSAGE ENCODER/.
.....SHOPPING FOR A NOAA WEATHER RADIO ALL HAZARDS.....
WHEN PURCHASING A WEATHER RADIO...MAKE SURE IT HAS THE TONE-ALERT
FEATURE...AND IS ABLE TO OPERATE AUTOMATICALLY ON BATTERIES IN CASE
COMMERCIAL POWER FAILS.
     -TONE ALERT RADIOS RANGE FROM 25 TO 80 DOLLARS AND ARE AVAILABLE
         AT MANY STORES THAT SELL RADIO EQUIPMENT AND ALSO FROM ONLINE
         VENDORS.
     -YOU MAY WISH TO PURCHASE A WEATHER RADIO THAT HAS THE SAME
         ENCODER FEATURE THAT ALLOWS ONE TO SELECTIVELY PROGRAM IT TO
         TONE-ALERT FOR WARNINGS ISSUED FOR SPECIFIC COUNTIES. THIS
         FEATURE ALLOWS ONE TO BLOCK OUT TONE-ALERTS FOR WARNINGS
         OUTSIDE OF THE SELECTED AREA.
THINK ABOUT IT...WOULDN/T A NEW NOAA WEATHER RADIO ALL HAZARDS BE A 
GREAT GIFT FOR SOMEONE YOU CARE ABOUT?
INFORMATION BROADCAST ON AN NOAA WEATHER RADIO ALL HAZARDS CAN SAVE 
A LIFE...IT IS THE SMOKE DETECTOR OF THE WEATHER WORLD.
FOR MORE INFORMATION ON WINTER WEATHER...VISIT...

http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/winter      
http://weather.gov/mke/?n-winter-wx-awareness 
http://readywisconsin.wi.gov 
http://emergencymanagement.wi.gov

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