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NOAA Weather Radio WXM-20 Lincoln
Note: due to streaming software delays, this audio may be up to 1 minute behind the NOAA radio broadcast.
This Audio Stream Player is not to be used for protection of life or property
Please remember that you should NOT rely on this Internet audio to receive watches or warnings. Instead, you should have your own dedicated
NOAA Weather Radio receiver which will alert you 24 hours a day to hazards in your area.
This stream player is provided as a convenience and is not an authoritative source for official watches, warnings or advisories -- those
should be obtained directly using your own NOAA Weather Radio receiver.
How does this work?
The NOAA Site explains NOAA Weather Radio this way:
NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards (NWR) is a nationwide network of radio stations broadcasting
continuous weather information directly from a nearby National Weather Service office. NWR
broadcasts National Weather Service warnings, watches, forecasts and other hazard information 24 hours a day.
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 warning and post-event information for all types of hazards -- including natural (such as earthquakes or
avalanches), environmental (such as chemical releases or oil spills), and public safety (such as AMBER alerts or 911 Telephone outages).
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. NWR
includes more than 940 transmitters , covering all 50 states, adjacent coastal waters, Puerto Rico,
the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the U.S. Pacific Territories. NWR requires a special radio receiver or scanner
capable of picking up the signal. Broadcasts are found in the VHF public service band at these seven frequencies (MHz):
162.400, 162.425, 162.450, 162.475, 162.500, 162.525, 162.550
Friendweather.com operates a
Midland WR300 NOAA Weather Radio set to Channel 4 (162.475MHz) to receive NOAA station WXM-20
broadcasting from Lincoln with 1000 Watts of power. The audio output of the
radio is fed to the line-input on the sound card for the weather station PC. Software by
Oddcast encodes a 16Kbps monaural MP3 stream
and sends it to the WeatherUnderground.
WeatherUnderground then makes the stream accessible world-wide.
NOAA Weather Radio WXM-20 Coverage Map
Below is a table listing the counties served by the WXM-20 transmitter,
as well as their SAME or FIPS codes.
|County ||SAME (or FIPS) Code
Special thanks to Jim at Juneau County Weather for the construction of the popup audio player box.