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NOAA Weather Radio


This page shows each county's NOAA Weather Radio station and information on how to get the most from your radio.

A weather radio is an important tool to have in your arsenal of family safety, but it works best when you know how to use it effectively.  It is my hope that, after using this page, you'll be a better-informed weather radio owner.



SAME Codes for All Tri-State Counties
Click each county's SAME code for a map of that county. Please note that Illinois' maps are from IDOT, Indiana's (admittedly poor) map is from INDOT, and Kentucky's very nice maps are from KYTC.
County and NWS Office
SAME Code
Transmitter Call Sign(s) and Location(s)
Frequency
Channel
CLAY, IL
KXI48 – Newton, IL
162.450
3 or C
EDWARDS, IL
KIG76 – Evansville, IN
KXI48 – Newton, IL
162.550
162.450
7 or G
3 or C
GALLATIN, IL
KXI52 – McLeansboro, IL
162.400
1 or A
HAMILTON, IL
KXI52 – McLeansboro, IL
162.400
1 or A
LAWRENCE, IL
KXI48 – Newton, IL
162.450
3 or C
RICHLAND, IL
KXI48 – Newton, IL
162.450
3 or C
SALINE, IL
WXM49 – Marion, IL
KXI52 – McLeansboro, IL
162.425
162.400
2 or B
1 or A
WABASH, IL
KIG76 – Evansville, IN
162.550
7 or G
WAYNE, IL
KXI48 – Newton, IL
KXI49 – Salem, IL
162.450
162.475
3 or C
4 or D
WHITE, IL
KIG76 – Evansville, IN
KXI52 – McLeansboro, IL
162.550
162.400
7 or G
1 or A
DAVIESS, IN
WWG83 – Edwardsport, IN
WWG72 – Georgia, IN
162.425
162.500
2 or B
5 or E
   DUBOIS, IN
WWG83 – Edwardsport, IN
KIG76 – Evansville, IN
WWG72 – Georgia, IN
KIH43 – New Albany, IN
162.425
162.550
162.425
162.475
2 or B
7 or G
5 or E
4 or D
GIBSON, IN
WWG83 – Edwardsport, IN
KIG76 – Evansville, IN
162.425
162.550
2 or B
7 or G
KNOX, IN
WWG83 – Edwardsport, IN
162.425
2 or B
MARTIN, IN
WXM78 – Bloomington, IN
WWG72 – Georgia, IN
162.450
162.425
3 or C
5 or E
PERRY, IN
KIG76 – Evansville, IN
KZZ61 – Whitesville, KY
162.550
162.475
7 or G
4 or D
PIKE, IN
WWG83 – Edwardsport, IN
KIG76 – Evansville, IN
162.425
162.550
2 or B
7 or G
POSEY, IN
KIG76 – Evansville, IN
162.550
7 or G
SPENCER, IN
KIG76 – Evansville, IN
KZZ61 – Whitesville, KY
162.550
162.475
7 or G
4 or D
VANDERBURGH, IN
KIG76 – Evansville, IN
162.550
7 or G
WARRICK, IN
KIG76 – Evansville, IN
162.550
7 or G
DAVIESS, KY
KZZ61 – Whitesville, KY
WXJ91 – Madisonville, KY
162.475
162.525
4 or D
6 or F
HANCOCK, KY
KZZ61 – Whitesville, KY
162.475
4 or D
HENDERSON, KY
KIG76 – Evansville, IN
WXJ91 – Madisonville, KY
162.550
162.525
7 or G
6 or F
HOPKINS, KY
WXJ91 – Madisonville, KY
162.525
6 or F
McLEAN, KY
WXJ91 – Madisonville, KY
162.525
6 or F
MUHLENBERG, KY
KIH45 – Bowling Green, KY
WXJ91 – Madisonville, KY
162.400
162.525
1 or A
6 or F
OHIO, KY
KZZ61 – Whitesville, KY
KIH45 – Bowling Green, KY
162.475
162.400
4 or D
1 or A
UNION, KY
KIG76 – Evansville, IN
WXJ91 – Madisonville, KY
162.550
162.525
7 or G
6 or F
WEBSTER, KY
WXJ91 – Madisonville, KY
162.525
6 or F



Reception matters!
In some cases, area counties can receive warnings from more than one transmitter; in these cases, the station which has the best signal in your home is the one you should use. 
Listen for weekly and monthly tests.
These tests, scheduled one day each week in the morning and evening, will help you learn whether or not your radio is properly programmed and functioning correctly. Below are each area WFO's schedules for those tests. Note that if severe weather is possible when the tests are scheduled, the test alerts will be issued on the next available day when the weather is good.
CENTRAL ILLINOIS (seen as ILX above) — serving Clay, Richland and Lawrence counties in Southeastern Illinois — tests each WEDNESDAY between 11 a.m. and noon CT.
PADUCAH (seen as PAH above) — serving all other Southeastern Illinois counties, most of Southwestern Indiana and most of Western Kentucky — tests each WEDNESDAY between 10 a.m. and noon CT (11 a.m. and 1 p.m. ET). An additional test is performed on the FIRST WEDNESDAY OF EACH MONTH between 6 and 7:30 p.m. CT (7 and 8:30 ET).
INDIANAPOLIS (seen as IND above) — serving Daviess, Knox and Martin counties in Southwestern Indiana — tests each WEDNESDAY between 11 a.m. and noon ET.
LOUISVILLE (seen as LMK above) — serving Dubois and Perry counties in Southwestern Indiana and Hancock and Ohio counties in Western Kentucky — tests each TUESDAY between 6 and 7 p.m. ET (5 and 6 p.m. CT), and again each WEDNESDAY between 11 a.m. and noon ET (10 and 11 a.m. CT).
    Check your batteries often, especially before severe weather threatens. 
    In case your electricity goes out, it's important to have fresh batteries in your weather radio and extras available.  A good rule of thumb which I use personally is this:  When Daylight Saving Time begins in the spring and ends in the fall, replace the batteries, just as you would with your smoke alarm.
    Develop a severe weather action plan with your family and practice it often!
    Even a perfectly functioning weather radio is of no use to you if you don't heed its warning and find a safe shelter from the storm!
      Here is a list of links to owner's manuals for some popular NOAA Weather Radios. The manufacturers' websites are listed below, as well. (All manuals are in PDF format.)


      Brand
      Model #s
      Description
      ACURITE
      Portable
      Desktop
      Portable w/weather station
      Desktop
      Portable with flashlight
      ETON
      Portable
      Portable or desktop
      JWIN
      Desktop
      MIDLAND
      Desktop
      Desktop
      Desktop
      Portable with hand crank
      Portable
      Portable
      OREGON SCIENTIFIC
      Portable with hand crank
      Portable with hand crank
      Portable with hand crank
      Desktop
      Portable
      RADIO SHACK
      12-382 or 1200382
      Desktop
      Desktop
      Portable
      Portable
      Desktop
      Portable
      SIMA FIRST ALERT
      Desktop/wall mountable
      Desktop/wall mountable