May 25th Is NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards Awareness Day In NE

Posted 2 years ago

By Scott Carlson

noaaSponsored by the National Weather Service offices serving Nebraska, May 25th is NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards Awareness Day in Nebraska. This is the 1st annual NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards Awareness campaign in the state.

NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards is a service provided by the National Weather Service and is known as the “Voice of the National Weather Service”. It provides continuous broadcasts of the latest weather information and forecasts from your local National Weather Service office. NOAA Weather Radio

All Hazards broadcasts important forecast and warning information as quick as possible.

With NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards, you will always have access to potentially life-saving emergency information. During severe weather, National Weather Service personnel can interrupt routine weather broadcasts and insert warning messages concerning immediate threats to life and property. A special alert tone can also be activated that triggers an alerting feature on specifically equipped receivers.

In the simplest case, this signal activates audible or visual alarms indicating that an emergency condition exists within the broadcast area of the station. In the most sophisticated alerting system, receivers equipped with Specific Area Message Encoding (SAME) technology allow listeners to choose a specific county and what events their radio will sound an alarm for when official NWS watches and warnings are issued.

NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards broadcasts watches, warnings, statements and weather information for all types of hazards, both natural and technological. Working with other Federal and local agencies, NOAA Weather Radio is an “all hazards” radio network. This makes NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards the single source for the most comprehensive weather and emergency information available to the public.

NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards provides the timeliest forecast and warning information from your servicing National Weather Service office. This information can save your life! Please take the time to learn more about NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards.

More information is available from your local National Weather Service office Web site: http://www.crh.noaa.gov/lbf or visit the National Weather Service’s NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards Web Site: http://www.nws.noaa.gov/nwr