December 1st Changes to Flint...Bad Axe...and Sandusky NOAA Weather Radio Coverage Areas

The Bad Axe NOAA Weather Radio (NWR) transmitter was commissioned in July.  Both the Bad Axe and Sandusky NWR transmitters cover areas that were not previously covered by the Flint NWR transmitter prior to 2002.  However, the Flint NWR transmitter was and continues to broadcast forecasts and warnings for portions of the Thumb region and Lake Huron, even though the signal does not reach those locations. 

With the addition of the two transmitters in the Thumb Region, an evaluation of the signal coverage area was completed.  Changes to the NWR broadcast coveage areas were then recommeneded to and coordinated with local emergency management, broadcasters, and officails with the Emergency Alert System (EAS).  These changes will lead to better warning dissemination and a streamlining of each of the NWR transmitter's broadcast cycles.

The broadcast coverage changes to the Flint, Bad Axe and Sandusky NWR transmitters will take effect on December 1st, 2010.  The changes are summarized in the tables below.  

More information on NOAA Weather Radio can be found on the NWS Detroit/Pontiac NWR web page.

"Warnings Only" = All Watches, Warnings and Advisories   SAME Codes are in ( ) 

FLINT NWR

Original Broadcast Coverage Area December 1, 2010 Changes*
Warnings and Forecasts: Shiawassee, Genesee, Saginaw, Midland, Bay, Tuscola, Sanilac, Huron, Lapeer, Saginaw Bay, Nearshore and Open Waters of Lake Huron from Port Austin to Port Huron Warnings and Forecasts: Shiawassee, Genesee, Saginaw, Midland, Bay, Tuscola,  Lapeer, Saginaw Bay

Warnings Only: Huron, Oakland, Livingston
*Removed Sanilac (026151) and all Lake Huron Zones (093441, 093442, 093443, 093462, 093463, and 093464). Changed Huron County to "Warnings Only".  Added Oakland (026125) and Livingston (026093) to "Warnings Only".


BAD AXE  NWR
Original Broadcast Coverage Area December 1, 2010 Changes*
Warnings and Forecasts: Tuscola, Sanilac, Huron, Saginaw Bay, Nearshore and Open Waters of Lake Huron from Port Austin to Port Sanilac Warnings and Forecasts: Tuscola(026157), Sanilac(026151), Huron(026063), Saginaw Bay (093421 and 093422), Nearshore and Open Waters of Lake Huron from Port Austin to Port Sanilac (093441, 093442, 093462 and 093463)

Warnings Only: Arenac (026011), Iosco(026069) and Alcona(026001)
*Added Arenac (026011), Iosco (026069) and Alcona (026001)


SANDUSKY NWR

Original Broadcast Coverage Area December 1, 2010 Changes*
Warnings and Forecasts: Tuscola, Sanilac, Huron, Lapeer, St. Clair, Saginaw Bay, Nearshore and Open Waters of Lake Huron from Port Austin to Port Sanilac Warnings and Forecasts: Tuscola, Sanilac, Huron, Lapeer, St. Clair, Nearshore and Open Waters of Lake Huron from Port Austin to Port Sanilac
*Removed Saginaw Bay (093421 and 093422). 



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