Weather Radio All Hazards

NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards Fact Sheet

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

How to purchase a weather radio

  • You can buy your radio at most electronic stores
  • Weather radios come in many sizes, with a variety of functions and costs
  • Most weather radio receivers are either battery-operated portables or AC-powered desktop models with battery backup
  • The portable weather radios are an important item to take along when you’re enjoying the outdoors such as camping and boating
  • Look for Specific Area Message Encoding (SAME) technology that allows you to program your radio to alarm only for hazardous conditions that affect your county

Special Needs Radios

  • Your weather radio can be adapted to meet special needs such as those of the hearing impaired
  • Flashing light
  • Bed shaker
  • Siren

Click here to learn more about the NOAA Weather Radio for the deaf or hearing impaired

Radio Programming

The following charts provides information on how to program your weather radio

NOAA WI Weather Radio Network
Transmitter Office ID FREQ Notes:
1a Milwaukee Sullivan KEC-60 162.400 MHZ
2a Madison Sullivan WXJ-87 162.550 MHZ
3a Fond Du Lac Sullivan WWG-87 162.500 MHZ State Funded
4a Sheboygan Sullivan WWG-91 162.525 MHZ State Funded  Half Power Transmitter
5a Janesville Sullivan WWG-90 162.425 MHZ State Funded    Half Power Transmitter
6a Racine Sullivan KZZ-76 162.450 MHZ State Funded    Half Power Transmitter
7a Baraboo Sullivan KHA-47 162.450 MHZ Half Power Transmitter
1b Bloomington La Crosse WWG-86 162.500 MHZ State Funded
2b Pleasant Ridge La Crosse WWG-89 162.475 MHZ State Funded    Half Power Transmitter
3b Black River Falls La Crosse WNG-564 162.500 MHZ Half Power Transmitter
4b La Crosse La Crosse WXJ-86 162.550 MHZ
5b Rochester La Crosse WXK-41 162.475 MHZ
6b Withee La Crosse KZZ-77 162.425 MHZ State Funded
7b Winona La Crosse KGG-95 162.425 MHZ Half Power Transmitter
1c DoorCounty Green Bay WXN-69 162.425 MHZ State Funded
2c Green Bay Green Bay KIG-65 162.550 MHZ
3c Crandon Green Bay WWG-88 162.450 MHZ State Funded
4c Wausau Green Bay WXJ-89 162.475 MHZ
5c Wausaukee Green Bay WNG-553 162.400 MHZ
6c Rhinelander Green Bay WNG-565 162.400 MHZ
7c New London Green Bay WNG-552 162.525 MHZ
8c Coloma Green Bay WWF-40 162.400 MHZ State Funded
1d Chicago Chicago KWO-39 162.550 MHZ
2d Rockford Chicago KZZ-57 162.475 MHZ
3d Crystal Lake Chicago KXI-41 162.500 MHZ Half Power Transmitter
1e Dubuque Davenport WXL-64 162.400 MHZ
2e Freeport Davenport KZZ-56 162.450 MHZ Half Power Transmitter
1f Minneapolis Minneapolis KEC-65 162.550 MHZ
2f Menomonie Minneapolis WXJ-88 162.400 MHZ
3f Ladysmith Minneapolis WNG-577 162.550 MHZ
1g Duluth Duluth KIG-64 162.550 MHZ
2g ParkFalls Duluth WXM-91 162.500 MHZ State Funded
3g Webster Duluth KZZ-79 162.475 MHZ State Funded
4g Ashland Duluth KZZ-78 162.525 MHZ State Funded
5g Pine City Duluth WNG-678 162.425 MHZ