Top 10 Best Weather Radios

January 16, 2011, by Ken Jorgustin


UPDATE: The Best Weather Radio 2016 and all of the reasons why…


List of Top 10 best selling Weather Radios

Evaluated based on Amazon popularity (as of this writing).

Not only should the preparedness-minded person have a weather radio, but everyone should consider the value of having one, especially if you live in a severe weather prone area (thunderstorm, tornado, winter storms, coastal, hurricane, flooding, etc..). A weather radio could save your life.

‘Weather Radio’ and ‘NOAA weather radio’ are essentially referring to the same thing. ‘NOAA’ stands for ‘National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’, a U.S. government organization that manages the National Weather Service and weather radio emergency broadcast network – which transmits alerts and warnings to weather radios.

While browsing for a weather radio, you will also encounter the acronym, ‘SAME’ or ‘S.A.M.E.’. It stands for ‘Specific Area Message Encoding’. A weather radio that has S.A.M.E. technology will enable you to specifically select to receive warnings for just the county where you live, or selected ‘groups’ of counties, or any other specific county. This could be desirable if you only want to receive alerts for just your own location.

There are a variety of models and brands, and tabletop or portables to pick from. Have a look, and discover the range of styles and features that are available.

MIDLAND WR300 Weather Radio
Midland WR300

Midland WR-120-EZ Weather Radio
Midland 120-EZ

Sangean CL-100 Table Top Weather Radio

MIDLAND HH50 Pocket Weather Radio

Reecom R-1630 Weather Alert Radio

Midland HH54VP2 Portable Emergency Weather Radio

Alert Works EAR-10 Weather Alert All Hazard Radio (Black)

Radio Shack Hazard Alert Weather Radio

(There’s only 8 from the original list – due to discontinued models 😉 )