SAME Codes for Western South Dakota & Northeastern Wyoming

Programmable weather radio receivers allow you to set the county or counties for which you want to receive warnings and block out alerts for storms that won’t affect you. The feature is called SAME, for Specific Area Message Encoding. When programming your SAME weather radio receiver, you may want to add a neighboring county if you live near the county line. For example, Belle Fourche residents may want to receive warnings for Crook County (Sundance). This will only work if the adjacent county is included on the same NOAA Weather Radio transmitter, so residents of Sturgis cannot receive warnings for Lawrence County (Deadwood) on the Rapid City transmitter. Use the following codes for the counties in western South Dakota and northeastern Wyoming served by NOAA Weather Radio:

South Dakota

Bennett County: 046007
Butte County: 046019
Custer County: 046033
Fall River County: 046047
Haakon County: 046055
Harding County: 046063
Jackson County: 046071
Lawrence County: 046081
Western Meade County WEST of Highway 79 and Ellsworth AFB; including Sturgis, Tilford, Piedmont, Black Hawk, Ellsworth AFB, Bear Butte State Park, Ft. Meade, and Interstate 90: 446093
Southern Meade County EAST of Highway 79 and Ellsworth AFB and SOUTH of Highway 34; including Union Center, Enning, White Owl, Plainview, Howes Corner, Hereford, Elm Springs: 846093
Northern Meade County NORTH of Highway 34; including Faith, Mud Butte, Stoneville, and Red Owl: 246093
Mellette County SD: 046095
Western Pennington County WEST of Hisega, Rockerville, and Hayward; including Hill City, Keystone, Mt. Rushmore, Deerfield, Rochford, Johnson Siding, Pactola Reservoir, Sheridan Lake, Deerfield Reservoir, and Highway 385: 446103
Rapid City Area / CENTRAL Pennington County; including Black Hawk, Box Elder, Ellsworth AFB, Rapid Valley, Rapid City Regional Airport, and Highway 79: 546103
Eastern Pennington County EAST of Box Elder and Caputa;, including New Underwood, Wasta, Wall, Quinn, Creighton, western Badlands National Park, Farmingdale, Scenic, Interstate 90, and Highway 44: 646103
Perkins County: 046105
Shannon County: 046113
Todd County: 046121
Tripp County: 046123
Ziebach County: 046137


For Campbell County, use the following codes if you listen to the GILLETTE station:
Northern Campbell County NORTH of Taylor, Cow Creek, & Spring Creek Roads, including Weston, Recluse, and Spotted Horse: 256005
Central Campbell County, including Gillette, Rozet, Gillette-Campbell Co Airport, and Interstate-90: 556005
Southern Campbell County SOUTH of 4-J School and Highway 59/Belle Fourche River, including Wright and Pine Tree Junction: 856005
Use the entire county code for Campbell County if you listen to the Sheridan station: 056005
Crook County: 056011
Weston County: 056045

A list of SAME codes for the entire United States is available on the National Weather Service Headquarters’ NOAA Weather Radio Internet site or by calling 1-888-697-7263.

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