Get the news about your weather – with NOAA Weather Radio
Did you know there is a radio that broadcasts National Weather Service warnings and watches 24 hours a day – and warns you with an alarm of dangerous weather? It’s true. It’s called the NOAA Weather Radio network, and it’s provided as a public service by the Department of Commerce’s National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
The NOAA Weather Radio network has more than 480 stations in the 50 states and in Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and U.S. Pacific Territories.
How does the radio work? National Weather Service forecasters provide routine weather programming all the time to help you plan. The radios also send out a special alarm tone to alert you to a life-threatening situation. Why is that important? Sometimes, weather can turn deadly very fast. Tornadoes are the best example. Tornadoes may strike when people are sleeping or unaware of the forecast.