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Bounding Box for Tropical Storm/Hurricane Statements. We have designated a bounding box for tropical storm/hurricane statements to play on our Weather Radio. Whenever a tropical system moves into this bounding box a tropical advisory will play on NOAA Weather Radio advising you of the current location and expected track of the tropical system.
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NOAA Weather Radios are specially built receivers that broadcasts only National Weather Service forecasts and information...24 hours a day...all year long.
Radios that receive our broadcasts are available at a variety of electronics stores. Some of these radios can be set to sound an alarm tone when a warning is issued for your area! Police scanners can tune to the weather radio frequencies as well.
The radio tone-alerting feature is tested each Wednesday morning (usually between 11am and Noon), unless there is Severe Weather Occurring or Immenent, in which case, the tests will be postponed to the first available fair weather day.
Newer radios can be programmed to alert you only when you wish to be alerted. This technology uses individual Federal Information Processing System codes (FIPs Codes) to discern when to sound the alert tone. The Specific Area Message Encoding (SAME ) system has been in use by the National Weather Service to alert emergency officials and the Emergency Alert System (EAS) for over five years.
A National Web Page will show you the FIPs Codes for all of PA. There is also a toll-free number you can call to get this same information. It is : 1-888-NWR-SAME (1-888-697-7263).


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