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NOAA Weather Radio


The fastest, most accurate and reliable means of receiving severe weather information is through a NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) Weather Radio with a tone alert feature and battery backup. Weather radios may be purchased at local grocery and electronics stores.

NOAA Weather Radio is operated directly from the National Weather Service office in Wilmington, Ohio which provides coverage for Boone County. The weather radio tone alert is activated when weather watches and warnings are issued. Newer models are capable of warning you only if severe weather is expected to reach Boone County. This feature is called Specific Area Message Encoding (S.A.M.E.). 

FIPS Codes 
(needed to program your S.A.M.E. NOAA Weather Radio)



4 th

largest county



42 mi

of riverfront