Weather Radio

Getting Started With NOAA Weather Radios - PAGE WORK IN PROGRESS

The first step to take is finding a weather radio that suits you. All radios are different but provide different customization. All radios also have a different kind of setup, so you will need to read your radio’s manual to find out where to set up your SAME/FIPS code. While all radios are different, it is important to note that their purpose is the same, and they function the same way. They listen to the NOAA Weather Radio Transmitter for tones that set the radio off. Most radios nowadays even have EOM (End of Message) detection to silence the radio once the message has finished.

Finding Your Location And NOAA Weather Radio

Weather radios sound by county and not be specific geolocations, so it is necessary to know which county you live in. After you have discovered which county you live in, you then need to figure out which NOAA Weather Radio transmitters your radio can hear. On some radios, it will find the strongest one for you and automatically tune to it for you. NOAA Weather Radio transmitters operate on the following frequencies: 162.400, 162.425, 162.450, 162.475, 162.500, 162.525, and 162.550. Proceed below to find your appropriate NWR station. They are listed from north to south and contain the counties that they cover as well as the SAME/FIPS code for the county.

Alabama NOAA Weather Radio Transmitter Index

Quickly see which counties are covered by specific weather radio transmitters. The tabs will tell you which counties are covered by the specific transmitter. Clicking on the red buttons will take you to the dedicated section for that transmitter.

KIH-57
KIH-20
WWF-66
WNG-642
WWF-44
WNG-554
WWF-53
WNG-606
KIH-54
KIH-58
KIH-60
WXL-72

Florence

AL Counties: Colbert, Franklin, Lauderdale, Lawrence

Huntsville

AL counties: Cullman, Jackson, Lawrence, Limestone, Madison, Marshall and Morgan

TN counties: Giles & Lincoln

Cullman

AL counties: Cullman, Walker & Winston

Arab

AL counties: Cullman, DeKalb, Jackson, Madison, Marshall, Morgan and Blount

Ft. Payne

AL counties: DeKalb, Jackson, Marshall and Cherokee

Winchester, TN

AL counties: Jackson & Madison

TN counties: Lincoln, Moore, Franklin, Coffee, Grundy & Bedford

Winfield

AL counties: Fayette, Lamar, Marion, Pickens, Walker and Winston

MS counties: Itawamba, Lowndes and Monroe

Oneonta

AL counties: Blount, Cullman, Etowah, Jefferson, St. Clair and Walker

Birmingham

AL counties: Bibb, Blount, Chilton, Coosa, Jefferson, Shelby, St. Clair, Tuscaloosa and Walker

Anniston

AL counties: Calhoun, Chambers, Cherokee, Clay, Cleburne, Coosa, Etowah, Jefferson, Randolph, Shelby, St. Clair, Talladega, Tallapoosa

GA county: Carroll

Tuscaloosa

AL counties: Bibb, Fayette, Greene, Hale, Jefferson, Pickens and Tuscaloosa

MS counties: Lowndes and Noxubee

Demopolis

AL counties: Choctaw, Clarke, Dallas, Greene, Hale, Marengo, Perry, Sumter, and Wilcox

MS counties: Clarke, Kemper & Lauderdale

Station KIH-57 in Florence, AL

Station KIH-57 in Florence, Alabama services the Alabama counties of Colbert, Franklin, Lauderdale and Lawrence. KIH-57 operates on a frequency of 162.475 mhz.

AL counties serviced by KIH-57

Colbert
Franklin
Lauderdale
Lawrence

SAME/FIPS code: 001033

SAME/FIPS code: 001059

SAME/FIPS codde: 001077

SAME/FIPS code: 001079

Station KIH-20 in Huntsville, AL

Station KIH-20 in Huntsville, Alabama services the Alabama counties of Cullman, Jackson, Lawrence, Limestone, Madison, Marshall and Morgan, as well as Lincoln and Giles county Tennessee. KIH-20 operates on a frequency of 162.400 mhz. 

AL counties serviced by KIH-20

Cullman
Jackson
Lawrence
Limestone
Madison
Marshall
Morgan

SAME/FIPS code: 001043

SAME/FIPS code: 001071

SAME/FIPS code: 001079

SAME/FIPS code: 001083

SAME/FIPS code: 001089

SAME/FIPS code: 001095

SAME/FIPS code: 001103

TN counties serviced by KIH-20

Giles
Lincoln

SAME/FIPS code: 047055

SAME/FIPS code: 047103

North-central Alabama – Cullman – WWF-66 on 162.450

Station WWF-66 in Cullman, Alabama services the Alabama counties of Cullman, Walker and Winston.

StateCountySAME/FIPS Code
ALCullman001043
ALWalker001127
ALWinston001113

Northeast Alabama – Arab – WNG-642 on 162.525

Station WNG-642 in Arab, Alabama services the Alabama counties of Cullman, DeKalb, Jackson, Madison, Marshall, Morgan and Blount.

StateCountySAME/FIPS Code
ALCullman001043
ALDeKalb001049
ALJackson001071
ALMadison001089
ALMarshall001095
ALMorgan001103
ALBlount001009

Northeast Alabama – Ft. Payne – WWF-44 on 162.500

Station WWF-44 in Ft. Payne, Alabama services the Alabama counties of DeKalb, Jackson, Marshall and Cherokee.

StateCountySAME/FIPS Code
ALDeKalb001049
ALJackson001071
ALMarshall001095
ALCherokee001019

Southern-middle Tennessee – Winchester – WNG-554 on 162.525

Station WNG-554 in Winchester, Tennessee services the Alabama counties of Jackson and Madison, and the Tennessee counties of Lincoln, Moore, Franklin, Coffee, Grundy and Bedford.

StateCountySAME/FIPS Code
ALJackson001071
ALMadison001089
TNLincoln047103
TNMoore047127
TNFranklin047051
TNCoffee047031
TNGrundy047061
TNBedford047003

West Alabama – Winfield – WWF-53 on 162.525

Station WWF-53 in Winfield, Alabama services the Alabama counties of Fayette, Lamar, Marion, Pickens, Walker and Winston, as well as the Mississippi counties of Itawamba, Lowndes and Monroe.

StateCountySAME/FIPS Code
ALFayette001057
ALLamar001075
ALMarion001093
ALPickens001107
ALWalker001127
ALWinston001133
MSItawamba028057
MSLowndes028087
MSMonroe028095

Northeast Alabama – Oneonta – WNG-606 on 162.425

Station WNG-606 in Oneonta, Alabama services the Alabama counties of Blount, Cullman, Etowah, Jefferson, St. Clair and Walker.

StateCountySAME/FIPS Code
ALBlount001009
ALCullman001043
ALEtowah001055
ALJefferson001073
ALSt. Clair001115
ALWalker001127

Central Alabama – Birmingham – KIH-54 on 162.550

Station KIH-54 in Birmingham, Alabama services the Alabama counties of Bibb, Blount, Chilton, Coosa, Jefferson, Shelby, St. Clair, Tuscaloosa and Walker.

StateCountySAME/FIPS Code
ALBibb001007
ALBlount001009
ALChilton001021
ALCoosa001037
ALJefferson001073
ALShelby001117
ALSt. Clair001115
ALTuscaloosa 001125
ALWalker001127

East Alabama – Anniston – KIH-58 on 162.475

Station KIH-58 in Anniston, AL services the Alabama counties of Calhoun, Chambers, Cherokee, Clay, Cleburne, Coosa, Etowah, Jefferson, Randolph, Shelby, St. Clair, Talladega, Tallapoosa, as well as Carroll county Georgia.

StateCountySAME/FIPS Code
ALCalhoun001015
ALChambers001017
ALCherokee001019
ALClay001027
ALCleburne001029
ALCoosa001037
ALEtowah001055
ALJefferson001073
ALRandolph001111
ALShelby001117
ALSt. Clair001115
ALTalladega001121
ALTallapoosa001123
GACarroll013045

West Alabama – Tuscaloosa – KIH-60 on 162.400

Station KIH-60 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama services the Alabama counties of Bibb, Fayette, Greene, Hale, Jefferson, Pickens and Tuscaloosa. Also services Lowndes and Noxubee county Mississippi.

StateCountySAME/FIPS Code
ALBibb001007
ALFayette 001057
ALGreene001063
ALHale001065
ALJefferson001073
ALPickens001107
ALTuscaloosa 001125
MSLowndes028087
MSNoxubee028103

Southwest Alabama - Demopolis - WXL-72 on 162.475

StateCountySAME/FIPS Code
ALChoctaw001105
ALClarke001119
ALDallas001047
ALGreene001063
ALHale001065
ALMarengo001091
ALPerry001105
ALSumter001119
ALWilcox001131
MSClarke028023
MSKemper028069
MSLauderdale028075

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