NOAA All Hazards Weather Radio Changes

The Chicago National Weather Service staff recently reviewed our NOAA Weather Radio coverage areas. Tone alert county areas will be revised in an effort to provide the best coverage we can, and to try to ensure that each county has at least two NWR stations to monitor – redundancy in case one transmitter goes down.
 
Effective April 1, 2006, watches, warnings and advisories for McHenry and Lake Counties in Illinois and Porter county Indiana will no longer be aired on KZZ-81 Lockport. For warnings in McHenry County, listeners should tune to KXI-41, Crystal Lake on a frequency of 162.500 MHz, or KZZ-76, Kenosha on frequency 162.450 MHz. People in Lake County, Illinois should tune to KXI-41, Crystal Lake on a frequency of 162.500 MHz, KWO-39, Chicago on frequency 162.550 MHz, or KZZ-76, Kenosha on frequency 162.450 MHz. People in Porter County Indiana should tune to WNG-689, Hebron on frequency 162.450 MHz, KWO-39, Chicago on frequency 162.550 MHz, or KJY-62, LaPorte on frequency 162.550 MHz (new station will be on the air March 2006).
 
Here are the counties that are currently served by each NOAA Weather transmitter in north central and northeast Illinois and northwest Indiana, and the changes that will take effect April 1, 2006.

For additional information, please visit our NOAA All Hazards Weather Radio website at www.crh.noaa.gov/lot/nwr.php.


 

 

 

 

Chicago Sears Tower KWO-39
162.550 MHz, 300W
Lake IL
Cook
DuPage
Lake IN
Porter
 
Changes; None
 
Lockport KZZ-81
162.425MHz, 1000W
McHenry
Lake IL
Kane
DuPage
Cook
Kendall
Grundy
Will
Lake IN
Porter
 
Changes; Drop McHenry, Lake IL, Porter, add Kankakee
 
Crystal Lake KXI-41
162.500 MHz, 300W
Boone
McHenry
Lake IL
Kane
 
Changes; add Walworth and Kenosha WI and Cook
 
Odell WXK-24
162.450MHz, 1000W
LaSalle
Grundy
Livingston
Ford
Marshall
Woodford
 
Changes; add McLean, Will, Kankakee, Iroquois
 
 
Rockford KZZ-57
162.475MHz, 1000W
Stephenson
Winnebago
Boone
Ogle
Lee
DeKalb
 
Changes; add Green and Rock WI
 
Dixon KZZ-55
162.525MHz, 300W
Carroll
Whiteside
Ogle
Lee
 
Changes; add Bureau
 
Plano KXI-58
162.400MHz, 300W
DeKalb
Kane
Kendall
LaSalle
 
Changes; add Grundy, Will, DuPage
 
Kankakee KZZ-58
162.525MHz, 300W
Kankakee
Lake IN
Newton
 
Changes; add Will and Iroquois
 
Crescent City KXI-86
162.500MHz, 300W
Ford
Iroquois
Vermillion
Newton
Benton
 
Changes; add Kankakee
 
DeKalb WNG-536
162.550MHz, 100W
Winnebago
Boone
Ogle
Lee
DeKalb
Kane
 
Changes; None
 
Hebron WNG-689
162.450MHz, 300W
Lake IN
Porter
LaPorte
Newton
Jasper
Starke
Pulaski
 
Changes; None
 


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