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Pittsburgh PA
 KIH-35
162.550 MHz
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Parker PA
 WWG-53
162.425 MHz
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High Hill OH
 WXJ-47
162.475 MHz
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Bridgeport OH 
WWF-35
162.525 MHz
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Backbone Mountain WV
 KXI-73
162.450 MHz
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Gregg Knob WV
 KWN-36
162.500 MHz
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Morgantown WV
 KWN-35
162.475 MHz
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Punxsutawney PA
 KZZ-42
162.500 MHz
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New Philadelphia OH
 WNG-735
162.425 MHz

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NOAA Weather Radio (NWR) is a nationwide network of radio stations broadcasting continuous weather information direct from a nearby National Weather Service office. NWR broadcasts National Weather Service warnings, watches, forecasts and other hazard information 24 hours a day.

Working with the Federal Communication Commission's (FCC) Emergency Alert System (EAS), NWR is an "all hazards" radio network, making it your single source for comprehensive weather and emergency information.

Known as the "Voice of NOAA's National Weather Service",NWR is provided as a public service by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), part of the Department of Commerce. NWR includes 950 transmitters, covering all 50 states, adjacent coastal waters, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the U.S. Pacific Territories.

The seven frequencies in the VHF band (MHz) that NOAA Weather Radio broadcasts on are:


162.400
162.425
162.450
162.475
162.500
162.525
162.550

Transmitters operated by NWS Pittsburgh

NWS Pittsburgh Transmitters

KIH-35 162.55 MHz

KIH-35 (162.55 MHz) coverage map

WWG-53 162.425 MHz

WWG-53 (162.425 MHz) coverage map

WWF-35 162.525 MHz

WWF-35 (162.525) coverage map

WXJ-47 162.475 MHz

WXJ-47 (162.475 MHz) coverage map

KXI-73 162.450 MHz

KXI-73 (162.450 MHz) coverage map

KWN-36 162.500 MHz

KWN-36 (162.500 MHz) coverage map

KWN-35 162.475 MHz

KWN-35 (162.475 MHz) coverage map

 

KZZ-42 162.500 MHz

KZZ-42 (162.500 MHz) coverage map

WNG-735 162.425 MHz

WNG-735 (162.425 MHz) coverage map

 


 

The National Weather Service in Pittsburgh operates 9 different NOAA Weather Radio transmitters in our CWA (county warning area).

Radio Station KIH-35 serves the Pittsburgh metropolitan area and surrounding counties. The transmitter broadcasts on a frequency of 162.55 MHz from a tower located in the City of Pittsburgh, PA.

Radio Station WWF-35 (Bridgeport, OH) serves parts of Eastern Ohio, the Northern Panhandle of West Virginia and Southwestern Pennsylvania. The transmitter broadcasts on a frequency of 162.525 MHz. from a tower located in Bridgeport Ohio.

Radio Station WXJ-47 (High Hill, OH) serves much of East Central and Southeast Ohio. The transmitter broadcasts on 162.475 MHz. from a tower located in Cambridge Ohio.

Radio station WWG-53 (Parker, PA) serves West Central and portions Northwest Pennsylvania. The transmitter broadcasts on a frequency of 162.425 MHz. from a tower owned by Central Electric CO-OP, near Parker Pennsylvania.

Radio station KXI-73 (Backbone Mountain) serves Tucker, Preston, Barbour, Randolph, and Grant counties in West Virginia, as well as Garrett County, MD. The transmitter broadcasts on a frequency of 162.450 MHz. from a tower located in Central Tucker County, West Virginia.

Radio Station KWN-36 (Gregg Knob)serves North Central West Virginia, Western Maryland, and portions of Southwestern Pennsylvania. The transmitter broadcasts on a frequency of 162.500 MHz. from a tower located in East Central Preston County, West Virginia.

Radio Station KWN-35 (Morgantown) serves Northern West Virginia, and portions of Southwestern Pennsylvania. The transmitter broadcasts on a frequency of 162.475 MHz. from a tower located near Morgantown West Virginia.

Radio Station WNG-735 (New Philadelphia) serves East Central and Northeastern Ohio. The transmitter broadcasts on a frequency of 162.425 MHz. from a tower located near New Philadelphia Ohio.

Radio station KZZ-42 (Punxsutawney, PA) serves West Central Pennsylvania. The transmitter broadcasts on a frequency of 162.500 MHz. from a tower located near Punxsutawney Pennsylvania.

All broadcasts originate from the National Weather Service office here in Pittsburgh .

The broadcasts can usually be heard as far as 40 miles from the transmitter sites. The distance will vary according to your elevation, the quality of your receiver and antenna, and the quality of the transmitter output.

During severe weather, the National Weather Service can interrupt the routine weather broadcasts and substitute special warning messages. These warnings are preceded by a tone alert signal that activates specially designed receivers. The receivers sound an alarm, indicating that a weather emergency exists. The listener can then turn up the volume to hear the warning message. Some radios can switch automatically from a muted mode to an audible volume so that the warning message is heard.

In the most sophisticated alerting system, Weather Radio Specific Area Message Encoding (SAME), digital coding is employed to activate only those special receivers programmed for specific emergency conditions in a specific area, typically a county. SAME can activate specially equipped radio and cable television receivers and provide a short text message that identifies the location and type of emergency.

The warning alarm and battery backup features are worthwhile, especially valuable for schools, hospitals, public safety agencies, and news media offices.

The warning alarm is activated for the following...

  • Products that are EASed/SAMED and tone alerted

  • Tornado Watches and Warnings

  • Severe Thunderstorm Watches and Warnings

  • Flash Flood/Flood Watches and Warnings

  • River Flood Warnings (only in very rapidly developing situations)

  • Blizzard Warnings

  • Winter Storm Watches and Warnings (only in very rapidly developing situations)

  • Nuclear Attack Messages

  • Civil Emergency Messages

  •  

Tests of the NOAA Weather Radio warning alarm system are conducted every Wednesday between 11 am and 12 noon. The test is canceled if severe weather is expected during that time.


       NOAA WEATHER RADIO SPECIFIC AREA MESSAGE ENCODING



      REQUIRED STATE AND COUNTY FIPS CODES FOR PROGRAMMING 



      NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PITTSBURGH PA WARNING AREA

Click here for a complete list of SAME codes for Areas not listed below:



STATE     COUNTY      FIPS CODE          STATE        COUNTY      FIPS CODE



  OHIO                   39                 PENNSYLVANIA           42

 

          BELMONT        013                          LAWRENCE       073



          CARROLL        019                          MERCER         085

  

          COLUMBIANA     029                          VENANGO        121

  

          COSHOCTON      031                          WASHINGTON     125

 

          GUERNSEY       059                          WESTMORELAND   129



          HARRISON       067              

                                           WEST VIRGINIA           54

          JEFFERSON      081     

                                                      BROOKE         009

          MONROE         111                   

                                                      HANCOCK        029

          NOBLE          121

                                                      MARION         049

          MUSKINGUM      119

                                                      MARSHALL       051

          TUSCARAWAS     157 

                                                      MONONGALIA     061



                                                      OHIO           069


  

  PENNSYLVANIA            42







          ALLEGHENY     003                           PRESTON        077



          ARMSTRONG     005                           TUCKER         093



          BEAVER        007                           WETZEL         103



          BUTLER        019



                                             MARYLAND              24



          CLARION       031

                                                      GARRETT        023

          FAYETTE       051



          FOREST        053



          GREENE        059



          INDIANA       063



          JEFFERSON     065  
 SURROUNDING COUNTIES OF NWS PITTSBURGH COUNTY WARNING AREA







STATE      COUNTY      FIPS CODE 		     STATE    COUNTY       FIPS CODE





           OHIO 39                       PENNSYLVANIA 42





           ASHLAND      005                            BEDFORD        009



           ASHTABULA    007                            BLAIR          013



           ATHENS       009                            CAMBRIA        021



           CUYAHOGA     035                            CENTRE         027



           DELAWARE     041                            CLEARFIELD     033



           FAIRFIELD    045                            CRAWFORD       039



           FRANKLIN     049                            ELK            047



	   GEAUGA       055                            ERIE           049



           HOLMES       075                            MCKEAN         083



	   KNOX         083                            SOMERSET       111



           LAKE         085                            WARREN         123



           LICKING      089		



           		        

                                                       WEST VIRGINIA 54



           MAHONING     099                            BARBOUR        001



           MEDINA       103                            BRAXTON        007



	   MORGAN       115                            CALHOUN        013



           MORROW       117                            DODDRIDGE      017	



           PERRY        127                            GILMER         021



           PORTAGE      133                            GRANT          023



           RICHLAND     139                            HARRISON       033



           STARK        151                            LEWIS          041



           SUMMIT       153                            MINERAL        057



           TRUMBULL     155                            PLEASANTS      073



           WASHINGTON   167                            RANDOLPH       083



           WAYNE        169                            RITCHIE        085



	                                               TAYLOR         091



                                                       TYLER          095

                                                       

                                                       UPSHUR         097



                                                       WIRT           105



                                                       WOOD           107




            MARYLAND 24



           ALLEGANY     001

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