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Listen to NOAA weather radio on the net
« on: 24 February 2007, 01:29:58 PM »
Hi all, I have been listening to NOAA weather radio via the web and it just occured to me that others may not be aware that you can listen in live via streaming.

Here is the link I've been using but there are others.  They just mentioned 'tornadoes' - ahh brings back memories......

http://www.wunderground.com/wxradio/
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Re: Listen to NOAA weather radio on the net
« Reply #1 on: 24 February 2007, 03:40:39 PM »
Hi Brad,

Yes I have heard about it but I have not looked further into it. You better enjoy it though as the NOAA radio system is going to be phased out from the background talk I am hearing.

If it does I will certainly miss it.

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« Reply #2 on: 24 February 2007, 11:48:00 PM »

Thanks for that link.

I was thinking about buying a NOAA weather radio in USA this year.  I havn't listened to it much so might give it a good listen in the next couple of months to guage its usefuness.  If it is a reliable source of timely severe weather warnings out on the field then it might be useful as I don't have the Baron.
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Re: Listen to NOAA weather radio on the net
« Reply #3 on: 26 February 2007, 10:59:25 AM »
Actually the NOAA radio sounds a bit repetitive and monotonous. 
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Re: Listen to NOAA weather radio on the net
« Reply #4 on: 27 February 2007, 06:53:52 AM »
Jimmy, why on earth would they phase the radio service out????  Surely it is an effective (and relatively cheap) part of their warning infrastructure.  I would have thought the cost-benefit analysis would more than justify its existence.

Nzstorm, depending on when you listen (and which location) is going to determine the monotony.  If there's no svr wx going on then it's going to be repetitive.  When the action is on it's a great listen in my opinion and certainly provides great info.  The warning tones and random 'special comments' have certainly added to my experiences in the USA.  A few of my favourites being "turn around dont drown", "stay away from wiiiiiindows" and "secure all trash cans"  ;D
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Re: Listen to NOAA weather radio on the net
« Reply #5 on: 27 February 2007, 07:30:20 AM »
........and after all that time NOAA spent on getting both the pronunciation and accent to be almost perfect.

Jimmy, what will you do without Javier helping you out the next time you are in New Mexico?  http://www.nws.noaa.gov/nwr/newvoice.htm
 
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Re: Listen to NOAA weather radio on the net
« Reply #6 on: 27 February 2007, 11:26:31 AM »
Hi,

In Canada, apparently their warnings have been using satellite technology for quite a few years. I will have to read further into it to recollect what I had read but it was a decision to enable the warnings to be available on mobile phones and so forth. I am not sure if the actual robotic voice will be phased out.

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« Reply #7 on: 28 February 2007, 11:14:43 AM »
As far as I know there is no plans to eliminate or reduce NOAA weather radio....There are around 1000 stations across the USA and more are coming on-line until the country is at least 98% covered...FEMA and Homeland Security have designated NOAA WX radio as their mode of choice to distribute Civil emergency messages....It is being touted as "ALL HAZARDS RADIO" even though NOAA's National Weather Service will remain its primary user and NOAA will be also responsible to maintain the system...Jim

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« Reply #8 on: 03 March 2007, 12:16:19 PM »
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When the action is on it's a great listen in my opinion and certainly provides great info

I do agree.  If the information is of value it is certainly not monotonous.   
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