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Special Deal On NOAA Weather Radios From Midland

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Are you ready for severe weather?  Do you have a NOAA Weather Radio?  If not, we're helping you buy one at a discounted price!  Be prepared the next time bad weather rolls into Acadiana. This NOAA Weather Radio from Midland will instantly receive any weather alert issued for your parish from the National Weather Service.

If there's a tornado or a severe thunderstorm coming towards your house, you'll know right away.  And if you're sleeping, this weather radio will wake you up - and that could save your life.

The next time severe weather threatens, be ready.  Get your Midland Weather Radio at the special price of just $34.99 for a limited time only at any Acadiana Walgreens location!  Don't forget to ask for a free pack of batteries, too, so your weather radio will have power, even if the electricity goes out.

Brought to you by Midland, Walgreens and the Live Doppler 10 Storm Tracker Weather Team! 

 

 The Midland WR-100's Features Include: 

  • S.A.M.E. Localized Reception
  • Continuous Backlighting Option - Keeps the LCD on
  • 25 Programmable Counties/Parishes
  • Color-Coded Alert Indicators
  • Alert Override automatically switches over to warn you of hazardous conditions
  • Alarm Clock with Snooze
  • Silent Programming
  • Single, Multiple, or Any S.A.M.E program settings
  • User Selectable alert type-Voice, Display, or Tone alert types
  • 10 Reviewable Alerts
  • 7 Preset Weather Channels
  • Public Alert certified
  • Receives over 60 Alerts
  • Uses 3 AA alkaline batteries for emergency power back-up (not included)
  • All Hazards Alert - in addition to important weather announcements your radio will also receive other  emergency announcements such as:
    • Child Abduction Emergency (Amber Alert)
    • Nuclear Power Plant Warning
    • Biological Hazard Warning
    • Civil Emergency Message
    • Fire Warning
    • Landslide Warning

 

Learn how to program your radio by watching this video.

NOAA Weather Radio

 NWR Stations under the responsibility of the National Weather Service Office in Lake Charles
(with approximate transmission areas in circles).

NWS LCH's NWR transmitters - click for more info

 (Click on the station identifier below to see a more detailed map of that station's listening area)


KHB-42 Lake Charles
Frequency: 162.40 MHz
Transmitter Site: Sulphur, LA
Power: 1000 watts
Listening Area: Allen, Beauregard, Calcasieu, Cameron, Jefferson Davis Parishes


 WXK-80 Lafayette
Frequency: 162.55 MHz
Transmitter Site: Youngsville, LA
Power: 1000 watts
Listening Area: Acadia, Iberia, Lafayette, St. Landry, St. Mary, Upper St. Martin, Vermilion Parishes

 


 

 WXK-78 Alexandria
Frequency: 162.475 MHz
Transmitter Site: Jena, LA
Power: 1000 watts
Listening Area: Avoyelles, Catahoula, Concordia, Grant, La Salle, Rapides, Winn Parishes

 


 

 WXK-28 Beaumont
Frequency: 162.475 MHz
Transmitter Site: Beaumont, TX
Power: 1000 watts
Listening Area: Hardin, Jasper, Jefferson, Newton, Orange Counties

 


 

 KXI-54 Toledo Bend
Frequency: 162.550 MHz
Transmitter Site: Burkeville, TX
Power: 1000 watts
Listening Area: Beauregard, Sabine, Vernon  Parishes and Jasper, Newton, Sabine, San Augustine Counties

 

Need your local SAME Code?

Louisiana


Parish Coverage

 

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PARISH AREA

SAME #

NWR TRANSMITTER

FREQ.

CALL SIGN

WATTS

REMARKS

 

Acadia

022001

Lafayette

162.550

WXK80

1000

 

 

Allen

022003

Lake Charles

162.400

KHB42

1000

 

 

Ascension

022005

Baton Rouge

162.400

KHB46

1000

 

 

Ascension

022005

Morgan City

162.475

KIH23

1000

 

 

Assumption

022007

Morgan City

162.475

KIH23

1000

 

 

Avoyelles

022009

Alexandria

162.475

WXK78

1000

 

 

Beauregard

022011

Burkeville, TX

162.425

KXI54

1000

 

 

Beauregard

022011

Lake Charles

162.400

KHB42

1000

 

 

Bienville

022013

Natchitoches

162.500

WXN87

1030

 

 

Bienville

022013

Shreveport

162.400

WXJ97

1120

 

 

Bossier

022015

Shreveport

162.400

WXJ97

1120

 

 

Caddo

022017

Shreveport

162.400

WXJ97

1120

 

 

Calcasieu

022019

Lake Charles

162.400

KHB42

1000

 

 

Caldwell

022021

Monroe

162.550

WXJ96

800

 

 

Cameron

022023

Lake Charles

162.400

KHB42

1000

 

 

Catahoula

022025

Alexandria

162.475

WXK78

1000

 

 

Claiborne

022027

El Dorado, AR

162.525

WNG725

1050

 

 

Claiborne

022027

Shreveport

162.400

WXJ97

1120

 

 

Concordia

022029

Alexandria

162.475

WXK78

1000

 

 

Concordia

022029

Bude, MS

162.550

KIH48

1000

 

 

De Soto

022031

Natchitoches

162.500

WXN87

1030

 

 

De Soto

022031

Shreveport

162.400

WXJ97

1120

 

 

East Baton Rouge

022033

Baton Rouge

162.400

KHB46

1000

 

 

East Carroll

022035

Inverness, MS

162.550

KIH50

1000

 

 

East Feliciana

022037

Baton Rouge

162.400

KHB46

1000

 

 

Evangeline

022039

Lafayette

162.550

WXK80

1000

 

 

Franklin

022041

Monroe

162.550

WXJ96

800

 

 

Grant

022043

Alexandria

162.475

WXK78

1000

 

 

Grant

022043

Natchitoches

162.500

WXN87

1030

 

 

Iberia

022045

Lafayette

162.550

WXK80

1000

 

 

Iberia

022045

Morgan City

162.475

KIH23

1000

 

 

Iberville

022047

Baton Rouge

162.400

KHB46

1000

 

 

Iberville

022047

Morgan City

162.475

KIH23

1000

 

 

Jackson

022049

Monroe

162.550

WXJ96

800

 

 

Jefferson

022051

Buras

162.475

WXL41

1000

 

 

Jefferson

022051

New Orleans

162.550

KHB43

1000

 

 

Jefferson Davis

022053

Lake Charles

162.400

KHB42

1000

 

 

La Salle

022059

Alexandria

162.475

WXK78

1000

 

 

Lafayette

022055

Lafayette

162.550

WXK80

1000

 

 

Lafourche

022057

Morgan City

162.475

KIH23

1000

 

 

Lafourche

022057

New Orleans

162.550

KHB43

1000

 

 

Lincoln

022061

Fountain Hill, AR

162.475

KGG86

1000

 

 

Lincoln

022061

Monroe

162.550

WXJ96

800

 

 

Livingston

022063

Baton Rouge

162.400

KHB46

1000

 

 

Madison

 

---No NWR Coverage---

       

 

Morehouse

022067

Fountain Hill, AR

162.475

KGG86

1000

 

 

Morehouse

022067

Monroe

162.550

WXJ96

800

 

 

Natchitoches

022069

Natchitoches

162.500

WXN87

1030

 

 

Orleans

022071

New Orleans

162.550

KHB43

1000

 

 

Ouachita

022073

Monroe

162.550

WXJ96

800

 

 

Plaquemines

022075

Buras

162.475

WXL41

1000

 

 

Plaquemines

022075

New Orleans

162.550

KHB43

1000

 

 

Pointe Coupee

022077

Baton Rouge

162.400

KHB46

1000

 

 

Rapides

022079

Alexandria

162.475

WXK78

1000

 

 

Red River

022081

Natchitoches

162.500

WXN87

1030

 

 

Red River

022081

Shreveport

162.400

WXJ97

1120

 

 

Richland

022083

Monroe

162.550

WXJ96

800

 

 

Sabine

022085

Burkeville, TX

162.425

KXI54

1000

 

 

Sabine

022085

Natchitoches

162.500

WXN87

1030

 

 

St. Bernard

022087

New Orleans

162.550

KHB43

1000

 

 

St. Charles

022089

New Orleans

162.550

KHB43

1000

 

 

St. Helena

022091

Baton Rouge

162.400

KHB46

1000

 

 

St. Helena

022091

Bogalusa

162.525

WNG521

1000

 

 

St. Helena

022091

Bude, MS

162.550

KIH48

1000

 

 

St. James

022093

Morgan City

162.475

KIH23

1000

 

 

St. James

022093

New Orleans

162.550

KHB43

1000

 

 

St. John the Baptist

022095

New Orleans

162.550

KHB43

1000

 

 

St. Landry

022097

Lafayette

162.550

WXK80

1000

 

 

St. Martin

022099

Lafayette

162.550

WXK80

1000

UPPER

 

St. Martin

022099

Morgan City

162.475

KIH23

1000

Lower

 

St. Mary

022101

Lafayette

162.550

WXK80

1000

 

 

St. Mary

022101

Morgan City

162.475

KIH23

1000

 

 

St. Tammany

022103

Bogalusa

162.525

WNG521

1000

 

 

St. Tammany

022103

New Orleans

162.550

KHB43

1000

 

 

Tangipahoa

022105

Baton Rouge

162.400

KHB46

1000

 

 

Tangipahoa

022105

Bogalusa

162.525

WNG521

1000

 

 

Tangipahoa

022105

Bude, MS

162.550

KIH48

1000

 

 

Tangipahoa

022105

New Orleans

162.550

KHB43

1000

 

 

Tensas

 

---No NWR Coverage---

       

 

Terrebonne

022109

Morgan City

162.475

KIH23

1000

 

 

Union

022111

Fountain Hill, AR

162.475

KGG86

1000

 

 

Union

022111

Monroe

162.550

WXJ96

800

 

 

Vermilion

022113

Lafayette

162.550

WXK80

1000

 

 

Vernon

022115

Burkeville, TX

162.425

KXI54

1000

 

 

Washington

022117

Bogalusa

162.525

WNG521

1000

 

 

Webster

022119

Shreveport

162.400

WXJ97

1120

 

 

West Baton Rouge

022121

Baton Rouge

162.400

KHB46

1000

 

 

West Carroll

022123

Fountain Hill, AR

162.475

KGG86

1000

 

 

West Carroll

022123

Inverness, MS

162.550

KIH50

1000

 

 

West Carroll

022123

Monroe

162.550

WXJ96

800

 

 

West Feliciana

022125

Baton Rouge

162.400

KHB46

1000

 

 

Winn

022127

Alexandria

162.475

WXK78

1000

 

 

Winn

022127

Monroe

162.550

WXJ96

800

 

 

Winn

022127

Natchitoches

162.500

WXN87

1030

 

 

About NOAA Weather Radio

NOAA Weather Radio (NWR) is a unique service provided by the federal government that began in the 1960's.  It provides a continuous 24 hours a day, 7 days a week broadcast of the latest weather information.  In 1975, the main function of NWR was defined, as an executive order of the White House made it the only government operated radio system that could directly warn the public of impending hazardous conditions.  In addition, routine weather information (including public, marine and other specialized forecasts; hourly weather observations; river and tropical information) is transmitted.  These broadcasts, which originate directly from the local National Weather Service Office, can be found on specially allocated frequencies between 162.400 MHz and 162.550 MHz.  This means that a special radio receiver is necessary to pick up the broadcast.  These radios are sold by many retail outlets and can cost less than $20 in their basic form.  Some CB radios, scanners, short wave and AM/FM radios are now also capable of picking up these broadcasts.  Currently there are more than 450 NWR stations located throughout the 50 states, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the U.S. Pacific Territories.  Each of these stations can reach an audience out to 40 miles from the transmitter site, while some are rebroadcast over local cable TV and local government owned AM radio stations.

The primary goal of the National Weather Service is to "Protect Life and Property."  To help achieve this goal, a special alert tone is sounded over NOAA Weather Radio to warn listeners of dangerous situations.  The alert tone is transmitted over the NWR in which its listening area is affected by the warning or watch. The tone is sent at a level of 1050 Hz and will set off an alarm on those weather radio receivers that have a "tone alert" feature.  This enables the listener to find out about the impending hazard immediately so they can take the appropriate action to protect life and property.  Radios which have the alert feature built in usually cost $30 to $40 and are available at most electronics stores.

In order to better serve the public, a second alert feature has been developed to be transmitted by NOAA Weather Radio.  This feature is known as Specific Area Message Encoder, or SAME.  The SAME technology works in conjunction with the new Emergency Alert System (EAS) now in operation to allow consumers to choose which warnings and watches and for what counties or parishes in their area they want to be alerted for.  For example, the emergency manager of Calcasieu Parish can set up the SAME receiver to alert only for a dangerous weather situation that will affect Calcasieu Parish.  How this works is 4 special tone bursts are sent in a 3 second period over NWR.  These electronic bursts have special coded messages for the type of hazard, the area affected, and the time which it will last.  In order to receive this message, consumers will need to have a weather radio with the SAME receiver built into it and program the radio using special codes to define the areas to be alerted for.  These new radios are sold mainly by companies specializing in electronics or radio equipment at a cost of about $60.

Click here for a list of codes for parishes and counties within our NWR transmitters' listening areas.  To find out SAME codes for parishes or counties elsewhere in the U.S., call the special SAME Hot Line number at 1-888-NWR-SAME.  Or you can click the following link: SAME Codes for Anywhere in the United States


That voice you hear on NWR is the voice of the new NOAA Weather Radio 2000 program.  Unlike the former human-interactive NWR, the NWS instituted a PC-based system called the Console Replacement System (CRS).  This system is able to automatically receive products issued by our office and air them on NWR immediately, instead of taking a minute or two for a human to record the product and then place it into the broadcast cycle.  This is especially important during severe weather when every second counts. The original computer-sounding voice, which was included in the software when the system was developed, will be replaced in the near future by a pair of more human-sounding voices...allowing the NWR program to sound more natural.  For more information on CRS, please see the NWS's CRS FAQ page.

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