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Winter Storm Travel Hazards from Mid-South to the Northeast

Heavy snow and ice accumulations are likely to produce hazardous travel, downed trees, and power outages. Heaviest snow is expected along and just west of the Appalachians, and the most damaging icing is likely across parts of North Carolina. Thunderstorms may produce damaging winds and tornadoes in Florida and the eastern Carolinas. Strong winds and coastal flooding are also expected. Read More >


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NOAA Weather Radio WXL-89
162.55 MHz - Greater Bakersfield Area
Routine broadcasts include:
The Southern San Joaquin Valley weather forecast covering the next 36 to 48 hours (updated at least twice daily, at 3:30 am/pm)
Below is the approximate listening area for the NOAA Weather Radio transmitter. The listening area is based upon line-of-sight with the transmitter. The quality of what you hear is dictated by the distance from the transmitter, local terrain, and quality and location of your receiver.
WXL-89 Listening Area
Short-term forecasts (6 hours or less) for the Southern San Joaquin Valley, Kern Mountains and Deserts (issued & updated as needed)
The Southern Sierra Nevada and Tehachapi Mountains forecast covering the next 36 to 48 hours (updated at least twice daily, at 3:30 am/pm)
The forecast for the Kern County Deserts(updated at least twice daily, at 3:30 am/pm)
Three to seven day extended forecasts for Central California including the Southern San Joaquin Valley and the Southern Sierra Nevada (updated twice daily, at 3:30 am/pm)
Current weather observations from selected sites in Central and Southern California (updated hourly)
Daily climatological summary for Bakersfield based on observations from Meadows Field (updated at 6:00 pm)

As always, during severe weather, routine broadcasts can be interrupted and special warning messages inserted concerning threat to life and property.