NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards


NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards is the voice of the National Weather Service. It provides continuous broadcasts of the latest weather information and forecasts directly from NWS offices across the country. Recorded messages are repeated every three to five minutes and are updated when necessary. NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards Stations operate 24 hours a day, every day of the year. NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards is a computer-based broadcasting system that automatically transforms written National Weather Service forecasts, advisories, warnings, and other products into synthesized voice products and automatically schedules them for broadcast.

During FULLY automated operation, the NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards broadcasting system transforms ALL written text products into the synthesized-voice and automatically schedules ALL products for broadcast...EVEN the warnings. Therefore, a warning is on the NOAA Weather Radio broadcast cycle a few seconds after it is composed and shipped out on our communication links. Sometimes seconds can save lives in a very severe weather situation. With the time saved using the automated NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards system, we are able to devote more time to our critical warning service and the forecasting of weather.

Broadcast Cycles for NWS Pueblo Weather Radio

Before and during severe weather, staff at the Pueblo office will interrupt the routine program with important weather warnings and statements. Specially equipped weather radio receivers with built-in alarms, will sound the alarm, indicating that a weather emergency exists. With the Emergency Alert System, NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards can notify local radio and television broadcasters of severe weather events quickly, and will alarm only for the county affected by dangerous weather. The next generation of Weather Radio receivers allows you to program to alarm only for the county in which you are located. The Emergency Alert System will allow broadcasters to more easily simulcast Weather Radio warning announcements. In fact, broadcasters will be required to carry Weather Radio live broadcasts when their station is in automated mode.

There are eight NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards Stations with programming that originates from the Pueblo NWS office:

WXM-54 for Alamosa and the San Luis Valley (162.475 MHz), 100 watt transmitter located on Agua Ramon Mountain in northwest Rio Grande county.
WXM-56 for the Colorado Springs area (162.475 MHz), 100 watt transmitter located on top of Cheyenne Mountain.
WXM-52 for the Pueblo area (162.400 MHz), 100 watt transmitter located near downtown Pueblo.
WNG-579 for the Walsenburg area (162.450 MHz), 300 watt transmitter located just east of Walsenburg.
WWG-44 for the Fowler area (162.425 MHz), 100 watt transmitter located near Fowler.
WWG-23 for the La Junta area (162.500 MHz), 100 watt transmitter located 8 miles south of La Junta.
WNG-664 for the Springfield area (162.400 MHz), 1000 watt transmitter located on a tower in Springfield with space donated by Charter Cable Company.
KWN-60 for the Lamar area (162.525 MHz), 1000 watt transmitter located between Lamar and Granada.

The goal of reaching 95% of the population of southern Colorado with NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards coverage can be reached by adding four more transmitters in the following areas in southern Colorado: Leadville, Salida, Canon City, and Trinidad. This goal will be realized with the funding cooperation of local areas, government agencies, the Colorado Division of Telecommunications, etc. If you would like information on how you could bring NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards to your area in southern Colorado, call our office for details.

State of Colorado Footprint Map of Signal Coverage


Official NOAA Weather Radio Homepage / FAQ


If you want to program your Specific Area Message Encoding (SAME) NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards receiver:

Select the county FIPS codes for Colorado or for the United States


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