NOAA All-Hazards Weather Radio (NWR) is a nationwide network of radio stations broadcasting continuous weather information directly from the nearest National Weather Service office. NWR broadcasts official Weather Service warnings, watches, forecasts and other hazard information 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Teton County has a NWR repeater at the top of Snow King Mountain. With a NOAA All-Hazards Weather Radio you can tune to 162.525 MHz, which is channel 6 on most models, and receive 24 hours a day, 7 days a week weather information for Teton County and other nearby areas directly from the National Weather Service office in Riverton, WY.
If your NWR has an alert function, you can receive alerts even when the radio is silent. When the NWR transmitter sends out a special tone, your silent NWR picks that up and sounds an alert tone then broadcasts the emergency message automatically. Teton County Emergency Management only recommends radios that have an alert function.
Types of Alerts
Some of the types of alerts you could hear include:
911 Telephone Outages
Child Abduction Emergencies
Civil Danger Warnings
Civil Emergency Messages
Evacuation Immediate Alerts
Flash Flood Warnings
Hazardous Materials Warnings
Law Enforcement Warnings
Local Area Emergencies
Radiological Hazard Warnings
Severe Thunderstorm Watch/Warnings
Shelter in Place Warnings
Working With the National Weather Service (NWR)
Teton County Emergency Management works closely with the National Weather Service in Riverton to provide timely and informative alerts over NWR. NWR is one of the methods Teton County will use to inform the public of any significant disaster, either weather or non-weather related. Teton County will also use NWR to give the public instructional information prior to, during, and after disasters.
For these reasons, Teton County Emergency Management suggests every home and business should have a NOAA All-Hazards Weather Radio. Look for the Public Alert logo on any weather radio you purchase. The logo means that it is certified by the Consumer Electronics Association to function correctly with National Weather Service and Emergency Alert System warnings.
If you would like to purchase a radio, local Jackson businesses stock different models of NOAA All-Hazards Weather Radios that range in price from $20 to $70. Contact Teton County Emergency Management for more details.