Weather Radio

NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards (NWR) is a nationwide network of radio stations broadcasting continuous weather information directly from the nearest National Weather Service office. NWR broadcasts official Weather Service warnings, watches, forecasts and other hazard information 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. SAME (specific area message encoding) technology allows the radio to send alert messages for your area.

A weather radio is a "smoke detector for severe weather and hazardous conditions." Every family and business needs one.
  • A NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards with an alarm and battery back-up is one of the best ways to protect your family.
  • The alarm feature can wake you up during severe weather and give you and your family time to seek appropriate shelter.
  • A NOAA Weather Radio is a 24-hour source of weather forecasts, watches, warnings, and non-weather emergency information provided by the National Weather Service.
  • If there is no severe weather then your weather radio can be switched to a silent, stand-by mode.
  • A weather radio with S.A.M.E. technology allows you to program your radio to alarm only for hazardous conditions that affect your county.
NWR is provided as a public service by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), part of the Department of Commerce. NWR includes 1025 transmitters, covering all 50 states, adjacent coastal waters, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the U.S. Pacific Territories. NWR requires a special radio receiver or scanner capable of picking up the signal.Broadcasts are found in the VHF public service band at these seven frequencies (MHz):
162.400162.425162.450162.475162.500162.525162.550

Radio Frequencies for Lincoln County
SAME #NWR TransmitterCall SignFrequency
055069RhinelanderWNG565162.400
055069WausauWXJ89162.475

Additional Resources:
NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards
ReadyWisconsin "Emergency Communications"