NOAA Weather Radio broadcasts National Weather Service warnings, watches, forecasts and other hazard information 24 hours a day and is provided as a public service by the Department of Commerce's National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The NOAA Weather Radio network has more than 425 stations in the 50 states and near adjacent coastal waters.
A NOAA Weather Radio (NWR) provides instant access to the same weather reports and emergency information that meteorologists and emergency personnel use - information that can save your life!
We recommend purchasing a NWR equipped with a special alarm tone feature that will sound an alarm and give you immediate information about life-threatening situations. The hearing and visually impaired also can get these warnings by connecting weather radios to other kinds of attention-getting devices.
During an emergency, National Weather Service forecasters interrupt routine weather radio programming and send out the special tone that activated weather radios in the listening area. NOAA Weather Radio broadcasts warning and post-event information for all types of hazards - both natural (such as earthquakes) and technological/man-made (such as chemical releases or oil spills).
Working with other Federal agencies and the Federal Communications Commission's Emergency Alert System, NWR is an "all hazards" radio network, making it the single source for the most comprehensive weather and emergency information.
Depending on where you are in Sonoma County, you should be able to pick up one or more of the following frequencies on your NWR:
National Weather Service - NOAA Weather Radio
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