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NOAA Weather Radio Schedule

During Fair Weather

Hourly Weather Conditions- Hourly Conditions are updated every hour of every day on NOAA Weather Radio between 10 and 20 minutes after the hour.

Short Term Forecasts- Short term forecasts are placed on NOAA Weather Radio during precipitation events and when certain types of weather may or will produce a hazard to people. Such types of weather include dense fog, high wind and extreme heat/cold. These are updated as frequently as every hour during rapidly changing conditions.

4:45 AM: Zone forecast updated

8:30 - 10:30 AM: Report of yesterday's highs, overnight lows, and 24 hour precipitation from reporting stations in West Virginia

10:30 AM: Zone forecast updated

11:00 AM every Wed: NOAA Weather Radio tone alert test

4:30 PM: Zone forecast updated

8:30 - 11:00 PM: Report of overnight lows, today's highs, and 24 hour precipitation from reporting stations in West Virginia

During Significant Weather

A NOAA weather radio tone alert signal is activated when any of the following will affect at least one county in the listening area:

Tornado Watch/Warning
Severe Thunderstorm Watch/Warning
Flash Flood Watch/Warning
Flood Watch/Warning
Blizzard Warning
High Wind Watch/Warning
Industrial Emergencies in Charleston area
Other emergency situations as needed

Also during significant weather, the NOAA Weather radio cycle is abbreviated in many cases to allow room for warnings, special weather statements or other important information to be broadcasted.

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Page last modified: April 18, 2013

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