NOAA Weather Radio
Sacramento NOAA Radio Information
As the "Voice of the National Weather Service," NOAA Weather Radio provides a continuous broadcast of the latest weather information from the National Weather Service Forecast Office (NWSFO) in Sacramento. Personnel at NWSO Sacramento are responsible for three separate NOAA Weather Radios - one for the Northern Sacramento Valley area, one for the Southern Sacramento Valley and Northern San Joaquin Valley area, and one for Alameda and Contra Costa Counties.
Listeners up north can tune in WXL88 at 162.55 MHz for broadcasts transmitted from a tower on top of South Fork Mountain in Shasta County. Listeners in the Southern Sacramento Valley, the Northern San Joaquin Valley and surrounding areas can choose between two frequencies. People residing in the Sacramento area northward to Oroville can tune in WWF67 at 162.40 MHz, which is transmitted from Wolf Mountain in Nevada County. A simulcast transmission on KEC57 at 162.55 MHz is broadcast from Jackson in Amador County, and can be heard from Sacramento southward to Modesto. Listeners in Alameda and Contra Costa Counties and the West Delta can tune to WNG655 on 162.425 MHz which is broadcast from Mt Diablo in Contra Costa County.
Listeners in Susanville, CA-(Lassen County) and Reno, NV-(Washoe County), can tune in WXK58 at 162.550 MHz for broadcasts transmitted from a tower on top of Slide Mountain. Slide Mountain is a 9698-foot (2956 m) peak in the Carson Range near Reno, in Washoe County, Nevada.
Broadcasts for all three NOAA Weather Radios include hourly observations, forecasts, climate information, and any warnings or advisories currently in effect. The majority of the program on all three broadcasts is automated using computer generated text-to-speech technology. Tests of the warning device are conducted Wednesday each week between 11:00 am and Noon, weather permitting.
NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards (NWR) is a nationwide network of radio stations broadcasting continuous weather information directly from a nearby National Weather Service office. NWR broadcasts National Weather Service warnings, watches, forecasts and other hazard information 24 hours a day.
Working with the Federal Communication Commission's (FCC) Emergency Alert System, NWR is an "All Hazards" radio network, making it your single source for comprehensive weather and emergency information. In conjunction with Federal, State, and Local Emergency Managers and other public officials, NWR also broadcasts warning and post-event information for all types of hazards -- including natural (such as earthquakes or avalanches), environmental (such as chemical releases or oil spills), and public safety (such as AMBER alerts or 911 Telephone outages).
Known as the "Voice of NOAA's National Weather Service," NWR is provided as a public service by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), part of the Department of Commerce. NWR includes more than 940 transmitters, covering all 50 states, adjacent coastal waters, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the U.S. Pacific Territories. NWR requires a special radio receiver or scanner capable of picking up the signal. Broadcasts are found in the VHF public service band at these seven frequencies (MHz): 162.400, 162.425, 162.450, 162.475, 162.500, 162.525, 162.550.
NOAA Weather Radios-All Hazards: Saving Lives Across the Country
What's the weather? Thanks to NOAA Weather Radio-All Hazards, you'll always have the answer to that question and access to potentially life-saving emergency information whenever you need it. Not only does NOAA Weather Radio-All Hazards provide weather reports and information to help you plan your day, but it also broadcasts special National Weather Service warnings, watches, forecasts, and other hazard information, including Homeland Security Alerts, 24 hours a day.
Delivering Weather Information…
Known as the "Voice of the National Weather Service," NOAA Weather Radio-All Hazards is provided as a public service by NOAA. It is a nationwide network of radio stations broadcasting continuous weather information direct from a nearby National Weather Service forecast office. You can buy NOAA Weather Radio-All Hazards receivers at most consumer electronics stores and similar retail outlets for as little as $25 and up to $100 or more (depending on the quality of the receiver and number of features). When you purchase a NOAA Weather Radio-All Hazards receiver, you gain direct access to part of the NWS network and the same weather reports and emergency information that meteorologists and emergency personnel use—that can save your life!
NOAA Weather Radio-All Hazards also broadcasts warnings (as well as post-event information) for other types of hazards, both natural (such as earthquakes or volcanic activity) and technological (such as chemical or oil spills). NOAA Weather Radio-All Hazards is available to national, state, and local emergency managers for use in disseminating information on non-weather hazardous conditions and events and is the primary trigger for the Federal Communications Commission's Emergency Alert System. These factors make NOAA Weather Radio-All Hazards the single, most comprehensive weather and emergency information source available directly to the public.
On countless occasions NOAA Weather Radio-All Hazards has saved many lives and public safety experts agree that receivers should be standard equipment in every home and public place (including hospitals, schools, places of worship, nursing homes, restaurants, grocery stores, recreation centers, office buildings, sports facilities, theaters, retail stores, bus and train stations, airports, marinas, and other public-gathering places).
Currently, 98 percent of the population in the United States is covered by a NOAA Weather Radio-All Hazards transmitter.
For the latest list of frequencies and transmitter locations, check the NOAA Weather Radio-All Hazards Web site. http://www.weather.gov/nwr/
This Audio Stream Player is not to be used for protection of life or property. Please remember that you should NOT rely on this Internet audio to receive watches or warnings. Instead, you should have your own dedicated NOAA Weather Radio receiver which will alert you 24 hours a day to hazards in your area.
The stream players are provided as a convenience and is not an authoritative source for official watches, warnings or advisories -- those should be obtained directly using your own NOAA Weather Radio receiver.
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