If an emergency situation was about the happen in your area such as a tornado or giant tsunami, would you know about it in time to make sure you and your family were safe? There is actually a special government radio station that will warn local listeners of any kind of weather alert in the case of an emergency. Do you know how to find NOAA Weather Radio on your radio or if your radio can even tune in to it? Knowing this information ahead of time could make a huge difference in the safety and security of you and your family.
The NOAA Weather Radio is a service of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) of the United States Department of Commerce. As the “Voice of the National Weather Service”, it provides continuous broadcasts of the latest weather information directly from National Weather Services offices. Taped weather messages are repeated every four to six minutes and are routinely revised every one to three hours or more frequently if needed. Most of the stations operate 24 hours daily.
During severe weather, NOAA Weather Radio forecasters can interrupt the routine weather broadcasts and substitute special warning messages. The forecasters can also activate specially designed warning receivers.
This informative two page document will tell you everything you need to know about NOAA Weather Radio including how to find the station and what kinds of radios can receive it. Many ardent hunters and fishermen already use this station to know ahead of time just what kind of weather they can expect. It could pay off well to know just where to go to get this invaluable information, especially in the case of severe weather conditions that could bring on emergency situations.