National Hurricane Center
Radio S.A.M.E. Codes
Emergency Power and Communications
USGS NEIC: Near Real Time
Information Center - NEIC
Seismicity of the United States
Latest Earthquakes in the World - Past 7 days
Weather Web Site Links
Severe Weather Awareness
Winter Weather Awareness
Storm Prediction Center - monitors and forecasts severe and non-severe
thunderstorms, tornadoes and other hazardous weather phenomena.
National Weather Service - NWS home page; links to weather forecast products,
information, watches and warnings.
NOAA Weather Radio - nationwide
network of radio stations broadcasting continuous weather information direct from a nearby
National Weather Service office. Information; frequencies.
NOAA Operational Significant Event Imagery Server satellite imagery, dust, fires,
floods, ice, oil spills, severe weather, snow, storms, hurricanes, volcanic.
• CEOS - drought, earthquake, fire,
flooding, oil spills, tropical cyclones, volcanic satellite imagery.
Owlie Skywarn Home Page -
severe weather safety tips.
NOAA S.A.M.E. Weather Radios for Emergency Alert System (EAS) Warnings
Specific Area Message Encoding (S.A.M.E.)
OS-WR102 Portable SAME Weather Radio
Desktop - Home Safe
Inc - SAME Weather Radio - Programmed For YOU!
U.S. Emergency Alert System The
Emergency Alert System (EAS) provides the only network of national and
local government broadcasts for messages affecting public health and
safety. EAS broadcasts may include warnings about weather and
technological emergencies, including tornadoes, hurricanes and
earthquakes, toxic chemical spills, radiation emergencies, explosions and
fires, and other disasters that require immediate public notification.
Weather Radio (NWR) is a nationwide network of radio stations
broadcasting continuous weather information direct from a nearby
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,
NWR is an "all hazards" radio network, making it your single source for
comprehensive weather and emergency information. NWR also broadcasts
warning and post-event information for all types of hazards--both natural
(such as earthquakes and volcano activity) and environmental (such as
chemical releases or oil spills).
Known as the "Voice of NOAA's National
Weather Service," NWR is provided as a public service by the
National Oceanic & Atmospheric
Administration (NOAA), part of the Department of Commerce. NWR
includes more than 900
transmitters, covering all 50 states, adjacent coastal waters, Puerto
Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the U.S. Pacific Territories. NWR
requires a special radio
receiver or scanner capable of picking up the signal. Broadcasts are
found in the public service band at these seven frequencies (MHz):
NWR Specific Area Message Encoding (SAME)
System Specification (pdf file) updated 1/6/04: version 4.43
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Explanation of NWR and SAME
How the NWR SAME
program your new NWR SAME receiver with this code
codes for states, counties, and territories
SAME codes for
implementations of FIPS (Federal Information Processing Standards)
- National Institute of Standards and
Technology (NIST) FIPS Publication 6-4,
Counties and Equivalent Entities of the United States, its
Possessions, and Associated Areas, dated August 31, 1990
Changes This will alert you to ongoing changes due to the
addition of new transmitters, revisions to NWR coverage areas,
changes to SAME codes, and any corrections to the database.
NOTE: NWR service to a county depends on
reliable signal reception, which typically extends in about a 40 mile
radius from the transmitter, assuming level terrain. Counties without
NWR coverage or partial NWR coverage are indicated. Some counties or
parts of counties, especially in mountainous areas, may not have
reliable reception due to signal blockages or excessive distance from