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Severe Weather Awareness Week in Pacific Northwest

April 28 through May 4 is Severe Weather Awareness week in the Pacific Northwest.

In today’s digital world, weather warnings can be received by NOAA Weather Radio, email, cell phones, Internet, and commercial radio and television. It is best to use multiple means of getting weather warnings.

NOAA Weather Radio is broadcast on frequencies ranging from 162.40 MHz to 162.55 MHz. This frequency range is just above the normal FM radio band. Special NOAA weather radio receivers can be purchased. Many multi-band radios and scanners also include the NOAA weather radio frequencies. You can check for your nearest transmitter at weather.gov/nwr.

You can subscribe to email or text message weather alerts through a variety of providers listed on the internet.

The commercial mobile alert system is new and allows cell phone users to get warnings for severe thunderstorms, tornadoes, and flash floods on their phones. Contact your cell phone company for specific details.

Additional information can be found online at: http://weather.gov.

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