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Active Weather Through Memorial Day Weekend

Several rounds of strong to severe thunderstorms and heavy rainfall are expected this holiday weekend across the northern and central Plains into the Upper Midwest, especially on Sunday and Memorial Day. A few strong to severe storms are possible in New England today. Critical fire weather concerns continue across much of the Southwest and through the Southern Rockies. Read More >

A Wind Advisory is in effect for the Mojave Desert Slopes of the Kern County Mountains and Deserts Until 11 PM PDT on Sunday Night. Strong wind gusts may blow down tree limbs and power lines. A few power outages are possible. Travel will be difficult, particularly for high profile vehicles. Highways affected include, but are not limited to Highway 14, U.S. Highway 395, Highway 58 below Tehachapi Pass, including the town of Mojave, and Highway 178 below Walker Pass, including the town of Inyokern.
A Wind Advisory is in effect for the Mojave Desert and Indian Wells Valley the Kern County from 11 AM PDT this morning until 11 PM PDT on Sunday Night. Strong wind gusts may blow down tree limbs and power lines. A few power outages are possible. Travel will be difficult, particularly for high profile vehicles. Highways affected include, but are not limited to Highway 14, U.S. Highway 395, Highway 58 below Tehachapi Pass, including the towns of Rosamond and Mojave, Highway 178 below Walker Pass, including the towns of Inyokern and Ridgecrest.
High temperatures across Central California will be a few to several degrees below normal throughout the Memorial Day weekend.

 

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What is NOAA Weather Radio?

NOAA Weather Radio, the voice of the National Weather Service, is the fastest, most reliable means of receiving information about life-threatening weather. It is a service provided by all NWS offices, free of charge, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Routine programming includes the latest weather conditions, weather summaries for the vicinity and surrounding areas, short term forecasts of significant weather expected within the next several days.

Why should I own one?
One of the most important reasons to own a weather radio is to receive up-to-the-second information on dangerous weather such as severe thunderstorms, large hail, damaging winds, tornadoes, and flash floods. Whether you're boating, camping, traveling, or just getting ready for work...a NOAA Weather Radio receiver puts timely weather information and forecasts at your fingertips...24 hours a day. Traveling? Take your weather radio with you for your own safety. NOAA Weather Radio Stations are nationwide.

Where can I buy a NOAA weather radio receiver?
NWR receiver manufacturers.

How much does a weather radio cost?
The price of a NOAA Weather Radio receiver depends on what features it includes. The most inexpensive, hand-held models (roughly in the $20 range) only receive the National Weather Service broadcast when the volume is turned up, much like a normal commercial radio does. More expensive receivers include a tone-alarm feature and NWR-SAME capability.

What is the tone-alarm feature for?
It allows you to set your weather radio receiver so that it will automatically notify you when an alert is issued, even when the volume is turned off. These receivers start at about $40.

What is NWR-SAME?
NOAA Weather Radio-Specific Area Message Encoder, or NWR-SAME means that your weather radio can receive signals from the Emergency Alert System (EAS). This allows you to choose what tone-alarmed products you want to be notified about for specific areas. Receivers with NWR-SAME capability start at about $80.


To Report a NOAA Weather Radio Outage Please Contact us at 559-584-3752.

Local Weather Radio Stations

KIH-62 162.40 MHz 
Broadcasts are tailored to the needs of the people living in the Central San Joaquin Valley & Central Sierra Nevada.

WXL-89 162.55 MHz 
Broadcasts are tailored to the needs of the people living in the Southern San Joaquin Valley and Kern Mountains.

WNG-659 162.425 MHz Live Broadcast
Broadcasts are tailored to the needs of the people living in the Antelope and Indian Wells Valleys.

KAD-94 162.450 MHz Live Broadcast
Broadcasts are tailored to the needs of the people travelling through or camping inYosemite National Park.

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