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Soggy in the Pacific Northwest; Cool and Snowy in the Northeast

Periods of heavy rain on top of already saturated soils will lead to additional flooding and continued threats of landslides across western Washington. A series of weather systems originating in Canada will produce areas of snow and lake effect snow across the Great Lakes and Northeast. Santa Ana winds will warm southern California and keep fire weather threats elevated. Read More >


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General Information on NOAA Weather Radio

    NOAA Weather Radio is a Service of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) of  the U. S. Department of Commerce.  As the "Voice of the National Weather Service," it provides continuous broadcasts of the latest weather information from local National Weather Service Offices.   Weather messages are repeated every 4 to 6 minutes and are routinely updated every 1 to 3 hours or more frequently in rapidly changing local weather. Most stations operate 24 hours daily. 

    The regular broadcasts are specifically tailored to the weather information needs of the people within the service area of the transmitter.  Other specialized information, such as hydrological forecasts and climatological data are also broadcast.

   During severe weather, National Weather Service broadcasters can interrupt the routine weather broadcasts and insert special warning messages concerning imminent threats to life and property.  The broadcaster can also add special signals to warnings that will trigger "alerting" features on especially equipped receivers. 

    NOAA weather radio currently broadcasts from over 400 FM transmitters on seven frequencies on the VHF band, ranging from 162.400 to 162.550 mega hertz (MHz) in fifty states, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Guam, and Saipan. These frequencies are outside the normal AM or FM broadcast bands.

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Every broadcast cycle

Hazardous Weather Outlook

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as necessary)

7-day Forecast

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Climate Summary

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Weekly Test

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