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"The Voice of the National Weather Service"

On Saturday September 7 2022 NOAA Weather Radio will originate the Required Monthly Test of the Emergency Alert System. This test will be conducted at 9:45 am, and will tone alert receivers with that capability. The test is in cooperation with the Colorado Broadcasters Association, Colorado Division of Homeland Security & Emergency Management, and the Federal Communications Commission.


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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.

Working with the Federal Communication Commission's (FCC) Emergency Alert System , NWR is an "All Hazards" radio network, making it your single source for comprehensive weather and emergency information. In conjunction with Federal, State, and Local Emergency Managers and other public officials, NWR also broadcasts information for all types of hazards – such as wildfires and hazardous materials releases.

Known as the "Voice of NOAA's National Weather Service," NWR is provided as a public service by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), part of the Department of Commerce.


Where to get a Weather Radio

NOAA Weather Radio broadcasts on a special weather frequency, and you'll need a special radio to receive the broadcast. Weather Radios are available in electronics stores, some hardware stores, and your favorite online vendor.

Important features to look for

There are a few special features available on many Weather Radio receivers that make it more useful for emergency alerts:

  • Tone Alert - This feature emits an alarm sound when warnings are issued by the National Weather Service. Your radio can be placed in a standby mode, and it will sound the alarm to alert you. A useful feature to help keep you safe overnight or when you are otherwise occupied.
  • Specific Area Message Encoding (SAME) - Allows you to program your radio to alert only for your county. NWR transmitters cover multiple counties, and you might not want to hear the alarms for the next county over!
  • Battery backup - Keeps your radio playing even when the power is out.



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NOAA Weather Radio in Colorado

What transmitters cover your county? Click here to find out!NWR transmitter map in Colorado

KEC76 Denver 162.550 NORMAL Boulder CO
KJY81 Canon City 162.500 NORMAL Pueblo CO
KJY84 Anton 162.425 NORMAL Boulder CO
KWN40 Fort Morgan 162.525 NORMAL Boulder CO
KWN54 Durango 162.425 NORMAL Grand Junction CO
KWN56 Steamboat Springs 162.525 NORMAL Grand Junction CO
KWN60 Lamar 162.525 NORMAL Pueblo CO
KXI90 Montrose 162.450 NORMAL Grand Junction CO
WNG550 Franktown 162.450 NORMAL Boulder CO
WNG579 Walsenburg 162.450 NORMAL Pueblo CO
WNG664 Springfield 162.400 NORMAL Pueblo CO
WNG737 Dillon 162.400 NORMAL Boulder CO
WWF77 Bethune 162.525 NORMAL Goodland KS
WWG23 La Junta 162.500 NORMAL Pueblo CO
WWG43 Glenwood Springs 162.500 NORMAL Grand Junction CO
WWG44 Fowler 162.425 NORMAL Pueblo CO
WWH32 Boyero 162.450 NORMAL Boulder CO
WXJ45 Deer Trail 162.500 NORMAL Boulder CO
WXM50 Greeley 162.400 NORMAL Boulder CO
WXM51 Mead/Longmont 162.475 NORMAL Boulder CO
WXM52 Pueblo 162.400 NORMAL Pueblo CO
WXM53 Sterling 162.400 NORMAL Boulder CO
WXM54 Alamosa 162.475 NORMAL Pueblo CO
WXM55 Grand Junction 162.550 NORMAL Grand Junction CO
WXM56 Colorado Springs 162.475 NORMAL Pueblo CO
WXM87 Wray 162.475 NORMAL Goodland KS
WXM92 Fort Collins/Ault 162.450 NORMAL Boulder CO
WZ2518 Eagle 162.450 NORMAL Grand Junction CO
WZ2544 North Cottonwood 162.500 NORMAL Boulder CO