Tag: weather radio

The Best Weather Alert Radio 2016

In this instance, ‘the best’ refers to the majority opinion of those who have reviewed various weather alert radios with their own varying set of criteria ranging from quality, features, price, and ease of use. Although I have written about weather radios a number of times over the years, I …

NOAA Weather Radio Channels and Station List

If you’re interested in preparedness having to do with weather – and you have a weather radio and are curious about the 7 channels that are assigned to them, here’s some information about the channel numbers versus frequency, and a list (download) of all United States NOAA weather radio stations …

Weather Radio Reviews

NOAA Weather Radio reviews have clearly identified three top (best) radios for weather, ‘all-hazards’, public-alert, and early-warning. Each manufacturer has dominated the market for several years and they are well established as excellent choices to trust with your safety… UPDATED: The Best Weather Alert Radio 2016 and the reasons why …

NOAA Weather Radio Basics

NOAA Weather Radio (NWR) is an ‘all-hazards’ public warning system. The broadcasts included local weather, weather watches and warnings, and other emergency information. NWR broadcasts all across the country, 24 hours a day, and is updated about every 5 minutes. There are more than 1,000 NWR transmitters which cover most …

Emergency Alert System 101

The Emergency Alert System is a national public warning system. The FCC (Federal Communications Commission), along with FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) and the NWS (National Weather Service), implements the Emergency Alert System.   The NWS develops emergency weather information to alert the public about imminent dangerous weather conditions. The …

A Weather Radio To Save Your Life

Given the recent weather headlines of incredible numbers of tornadoes, tornado warnings, and severe thunderstorms, it is appropriate to mention once again the importance of having a weather radio. Imagine going to bed at night knowing that your region is under a threat of severe weather. How well would you …