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Tuning to NOAA Weather Radio

NOAA Weather Radio is steadily expanding across the country as new transmitters are installed, usually with funding supplied by state and local governments.

It is difficult for many listeners to know what is the best NOAA Weather Radio transmitter to tune to for their location. For listeners in Southern Wisconsin, please refer to this listing of counties and what transmitters offer the best radio reception. Unfortunately, Weather Radio coverage is not 100%. Some counties are at the edge of numerous transmitters and if you are in an unfavorable geographic area in that county, it may be difficult or impossible to pick up a station.

Some helpful hints to increase your chances of receiving a signal. Place your radio in the house with as few walls between it and the transmitter. For example, if the transmitter is located south of where you live, put the radio along the outside south wall (preferably not in the basement). Try to use an outside antenna if reception is weak.

If you travel with your Weather Radio, here is a listing of Weather Radio transmitters around Wisconsin. Here is a listing of stations around the United States. is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.