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. Next, you need to know which county you live in, if you are not sure which county you live in, click on the button below to direct you to a handy website that can assist you.
After you have discovered which county you live in, you then need to figure out which NOAA Weather Radio transmitters your radio can here. 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.
Alternatively, you can use the table of contents below to quickly skip to the appropriate NOAA Weather Radio station section.
AL counties: Colbert, Franklin, Lauderdale, Lawrence
AL counties: Cullman, Walker & Winston
AL counties: Cullman, DeKalb, Jackson, Madison, Marshall, Morgan and Blount
AL counties: DeKalb, Jackson, Marshall and Cherokee
AL counties: Jackson & Madison
TN counties: Lincoln, Moore, Franklin, Coffee, Grundy and Bedford
AL counties: Fayette, Lamar, Marion, Pickens, Walker and Winston
MS counties: Itawamba, Lowndes and Monroe
AL counties: Blount, Cullman, Etowah, Jefferson, St. Clair and Walker
AL counties: Bibb, Blount, Chilton, Coosa, Jefferson, Shelby, St. Clair, Tuscaloosa and Walker
AL counties: Calhoun, Chambers, Cherokee, Clay, Cleburne, Coosa, Etowah, Jefferson, Randolph, Shelby, St. Clair, Talladega, Tallapoosa
GA county: Carroll
AL counties: Bibb, Fayette, Greene, Hale, Jefferson, Pickens and Tuscaloosa
MS counties: Lowndes & Noxubee
AL counties: Choctaw, Clarke, Dallas, Greene, Hale, Marengo, Perry, Sumter, and Wilcox
MS counties: Clarke, Kemper & Lauderdale
North-central Alabama – Huntsville – Station KIH.20 On 162.400
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.
Northeast Alabama – Arab – WNG-642 on 162.525
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.