How to program a NOAA weather radio

How to program a NOAA weather radio

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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:

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:

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