How to program a NOAA weather radio

How to program a NOAA weather radio

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BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) -

Do you own a NOAA weather radio? If so, you want to make sure it's correctly programmed tonight before you go to sleep so that it can wake you up in case severe weather moves through your area early Wednesday morning.

J-P Dice filmed a six-minute tutorial on how to program your NOAA weather radio. Click this link to watch it on YouTube:

http://youtu.be/6QmQXVtFHRY

To program your weather radio, you will need your county's SAME code and the frequency for the transmitter you're closest to. You can find that information here on the NWS website:

http://www.nws.noaa.gov/nwr/CntyCov/nwrAL.htm

For more severe weather information:

SEVERE WEATHER ALERTS

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To get severe weather alerts on your smart phone, please visit www.myfoxal.com/apps to download and install one of our weather apps.

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Follow FOX6 News and the FOX6 Weather team on Twitter and Facebook for continuous updates on the weather:

News
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Please visit myfoxal.com/traffic for the latest traffic conditions.  You can also sign up for free traffic alerts from the FOX6 Traffic Tracker. 

RADIO

You can get severe weather updates, including live FOX6 severe weather coverage, on the following Clear Channel radio stations in west and central Alabama:

Tuscaloosa: 94.1 ZBQ, 98.1 TXT, News Radio 105.9, and WACT 1420 AM

Birmingham: Magic 96.5, 102.5 The Bull, 103.7 The Q, & News Radio 105.5 WERC

CLOSINGS

You can get up-to-date information on school, daycare and business closings at www.MyFoxClosings.com.

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