The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) provides continuous broadcasts of the latest weather information on the NOAA Weather Radio. When severe weather occurs, routine broadcasting is interrupted to provide the listener with frequent updates on severe weather warnings.
When a severe weather warning is issued, you will be alerted with warning and safety information. New technology used by the National Weather Service enables warnings to be broadcast over the weather radio just a few seconds after they are issued. This adds valuable lead-time to potentially life-saving warnings.
NOAA Weather Radio also serves as a notification tool for non-weather related emergencies. Your local Emergency Management Agency may request activation of the Emergency Alert System for a variety of emergencies, such as: an accident at the Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant or a Local Emergency.
Tests are conducted each Wednesday between 11 am and 12 pm (except in cases of inclement weather).
If you do not receive the test, you should check your radio to see if it is programmed properly.
Additional information on NOAA Weather Radios can be found at: