NOAA Weather Radio (NWR)

NWR is a nationwide network of radio stations broadcasting National Weather Service warnings, watches, forecasts and other hazard information 24 hours a day.

A Single Resource

Working with the Federal Communication Commission's Emergency Alert System, NWR is an "all hazards" radio network, making it your single source for comprehensive weather and emergency information. NWR broadcasts warning and post-event information for all types of hazards-both natural (such as severe winter weather) and environmental (such as chemical releases/oil spills).

Weather radios equipped with a special alarm tone feature can sound an alert and give immediate information about a life-threatening situation.

Alerts For Hearing & Visually Impaired

The hearing and visually impaired also can receive alerts by connecting weather radios with the appropriate plug-in to other kinds of attention –getting devices, such as strobe lights, pagers, bedshakers, personal computers and text printers.

Weather Radio Types

Weather radios come in many sizes and with a variety of functions and costs; from simple, battery operated portables, to CB radios, scanners, short wave sets, and in some cars and TVs. Weather Radios are available at most radio electronic retailers and Internet outlets.