NOAA Weather Radio Survey Form

1. My PRIMARY source for weather information is NOT NOAA Weather Radio but: (please fill in)

2. I am aware of NOAA Weather Radio, but the above suits my need much better because...

3. If you listed the INTERNET as your primary source for weather information, do you use the Wakefield Weather Office site primarily: Yes/No...IF no, which site DO YOU use most often:

Yes No

4. What changes should we make to OUR Web Page to help you?

5. I receive Warning and Watch information through the above source(s). YES/NO. If yes, (how did this source alert you to the fact that a warning or watch was being issued?

Yes No

.......Routine listeners of NOAA WEATHER RADIO please continue.

1. I listen to NOAA Weather Radio

At least two or three times a day
Once a day....usually
Now and then, just if the weather is bad

2. I listen to NOAA Weather Radio between 1100PM and 500AM:
Only when the weather is bad
When my alarm goes off

3. I am: (more than one can be marked) Male
Business Person
OTHER...Please List

4. I am a Mariner and would like to see your broadcast expanded to extend from the Northern part of the Chesapeake Bay near Annapolis to the Bay Bridge Tunnel, even though it would extend the broadcast a minute or two.

Yes No

5. I have a NEW NOAA Weather Radio that I programmed to Alarm for just my area. I like this new feature.

Yes No

6. I do NOT have the new radio. I DO have an alarm feature on my radio and it comes in loud and clear during the weekly tests each Wednesday.

Yes No

7. When I hear the alarm on my NOAA Weather Radio

Take precautions Immediately
Listen to more information on my NOAA Weather Radio.
Turn on my TV to the Weather Channel or local news
If not near me, I don't pay any attention.

8. I use your phone recordings by calling 757-899-4200 and using the menu.

Now and Then
Didn't know you had this service

9. The computer voice that is on the radio is:

Not as good as the humans but Understandable
Better than the Humans
Somewhat Understandable
I Hate It

10. The Quality of the broadcast over my radio is:
GOOD - No static, always understandable
FAIR - Some static, some garbled words
POOR - Lots of static - some products totally misunderstood

If you checked Poor please gice a description of your home and its location....

11. When an alarm is sounded for a Thunderstorm or Tornado near my home I know what I should do to protect myself:
Yes No

12. A Severe Thunderstorm is only SEVERE if: (Give YOUR idea of what makes a Thunderstorm SEVERE)

13. Please give details of something that happened to you that would be a success or a failure story for NOAA Weather Radio. (i.e. you were able to save/lost property due to a warning, you got/didn't get your boat tied up before the storm hit, etc.) Give details please, dates times if possible.

14. The information that I use the most is: (mark only 2 please, use number 1 for best and number 2 for second best)
Local Forecast
Extended Forecast
Marine Forecast
Buoy Data
Forecast Updates

15. The short term forecast is used by the National Weather Service to describe expected weather conditions over the next 2 to 6 hours. Please rank the following (1 being NOT SIGNIFICANT to 5 VERY SIGNIFICANT.) Information When Heavy Rain Begins/Ends
When Light rain begins/Ends
When/where NON-Severe Thunderstorms Hit
When will sky conditions change
Fog Formation/Dissipation
Visibility mile
Visibility 2 miles
Visibility 5 miles
Wind Chill below 40 Degrees
Wind Chill Below 20 Degrees

16. Additional comments:

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