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Severe Weather and Excessive Rain in the Ohio and Tennessee Valley; Dangerous Heat in the South

Widespread strong to severe thunderstorms may produce large hail, damaging wind gusts, a few tornadoes, and flash flooding across parts of the lower Missouri Valley into the Ohio and Tennessee Valleys. Dangerous and potentially record-breaking heat continues across parts of Texas, the western Gulf Coast, southern Florida, and Puerto Rico. Read More >


NOAA All-Hazards Weather Radio

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The Tuesday tone test is between 6pm and 7pm local time
and the Wednesday tone test is between 11am and Noon.

NOAA Weather Radio is a service of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, broadcasting on seven VHF frequencies ranging from 162.400 MHz to 162.550 MHz. These frequencies are outside the normal AM or FM broadcast bands, and are therefore not found on the average home radio. There are numerous specially built receivers that are commercially available for receiving these broadcasts.  Even deaf and hard-of-hearing people can benefit from having NOAA Weather Radio.   

The NOAA Weather Radio transmitters serving central Kentucky and southern Indiana (as seen in the image above) are programmed from the NWS office in Louisville.  When significant  hazardous weather affects the coverage area, the National Weather Service in Louisville broadcasts a special signal that can automatically turn many NWR receivers on, providing you with the latest information available about the hazard. When set to an audible alarm, these radios serve as an excellent indoor warning system, and can even wake you up in the middle of the night to give you time to move to a safer location within your home. 

Through partnership with the local, state and Federal Emergency Management community, NOAA Weather Radio can also warn you of non-weather emergencies, such as hazardous material spills, child abductions (Amber Alerts), and even national attacks. In this way, NWR is an "all-hazards" radio.

During routine weather, NWR programming provides current weather and hydrologic conditions, climatological informaion, and the latest NWS forecast, in a cycle that repeats every three to five minutes. 

Many local retailers and electronics stores sell NOAA Weather Radios. Also, many portable (FRS) radios and crank-style emergency radios contain the weather bands. With NOAA Weather Radio, you'll have the most dependable source of weather information at your fingertips. From day-to-day weather forecasts to warnings of potentially dangerous storms, NOAA Weather Radio will be ready to alert you 24 hours a day, 365 days a year!

Be Ready! Be Prepared! Be a NOAA Weather Radio listener today.