All Hazard Weather Radio Features
is the difference between a Weather Radio and a Weather
radios distribute the weather information you. The difference
is, a Weather ALERT Radio acts as an alarm clock,
so that when a weather alert is received by the radio
it activates an alarm to get your attention. For example,
while sleeping, if a tornado is heading into your County,
an alert radio will wake you up so that you can react
NOAA ALERT Radios include
a silent stand-by mode that automatically turns on the
audio when an alert warning is received.
is an NOAA Weather Radio?
life-saving technology broadcasts weather forecasts and
travel conditions, storm warnings, and alerts affecting
life and safety on a 24/7 basis - 24 hours a day, seven
days a week.
system is operated by the National Weather Service which
is a division of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric
Administration; both agencies are branches of the US Commerce
Department. NOAA Weather Radio broadcasts are localized
using over 600 special VHF transmitters in all 50 states,
Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands (stations are
continually being added).
NOAA frequencies are in the VHF radio spectrum ranging
from 162.400 to 162.550 MHz, which is outside of the normal
AM/FM radio bands and must be monitored by special receivers
like the All Hazards/Weather Emergency Alert radios. These
broadcasts can be received up to 40-50 miles from a NOAA
Emergency Alert System (EAS) provides the only network
of national and local government broadcasts for messages
affecting public health and safety. Weather radios with
SAME technology will receive these broadcasts automatically.
EAS broadcasts may include warnings about weather and
technological emergencies, including tornados and earthquakes;
toxic chemical spills; radiation emergencies; explosions
and fires; and other conditions that require immediate
the EAS and the NOAA working in conjunction, communities
are capable of being warned of every type of disaster
- natural as well as man-made. Alerts and warnings (both
visual and audio) are issued for such severe weather as
hurricanes, tornados, floods, high winds, thunderstorms,
tropical storms, radiation emergencies, hazardous chemical
spills and fires within a 30-40 mile range.
computer voice broadcasts: Temperature/Humidity
Barometric Pressure Wind Speed Rain
Fall Weather Forecast Storm and Disaster
is Specific Area Message Encoding. S.A.M.E. radios receive
the same alerts and warnings as the NOAA radios, however
they allow users to adjust their reception and identify
information for specific counties of interest and concern,
rather than for an entire regional broadcast area.
Radio owners can easily program a SAME-equipped receiver
with a six-digit code for a specific county location.
This eliminates the numerous "false alarms"
for weather alerts that may apply to an area 40 or 50
miles distant. Multiple county codes can be programmed
and memorized by Oregon Scientific Weather Radios to permit
storing home and business locations, travel/vacation destinations,
and favorite recreational sites.
following statements, alerts and warnings are currently
available with NOAA All Hazard Weather Radios.