**NOTE - NOAA Weather
Radio uses a computer-generated voice for most of the programming schedule.
An actual human operator, as depicted above, will only be used in rare
circumstances, such as live broadcasting of severe weather warnings
questions & answers:
What is NOAA Weather Radio? A: For
information on this subject, please visit the
Weather Radio information page; the page you
are viewing is designed to help you tune into
the Internet broadcasts.
How can I listen in to the products
in the NWR broadcast cycle? A: First
of all, you'll need a media player installed on
your PC. Most Windows 98 or later
computers already have one already installed,
so you may not have to download any special software.
Second of all, you'll need to be connected to
the Internet at 14.4 Kbps or faster; we recommend
a 28.8 Kbps connection or better for best results.
Click on the MP3 link for the NWR product you wish
to listen to, and your default media player will
load and play the clip. If you click on
a link and nothing happens, or the clip does not
play normally, rebooting (restarting) your PC
will most likely clear up the problem.
Is this a live broadcast? A: The
audio MP3 files you are listening to on the Internet
are a direct representation of what is being transmitted
live from the N.O.A.A. transmitter in Phoenix, each product
in the NWR broadcast cycle has been encoded
as an MP3 file and placed onto the N.O.A.A. Phoenix web server
so that you may listen to it. Each time the a
product in the broadcast cycle is updated, a new
MP3 file is encoded, so that whatever you are
listening to is always current.
Disclaimer: The weather alerts/announcements above may not always be up todate. Do not base the protection of life and or property off the weather alerts/announcements above. For the latest weather alerts visit: http://www.nws.noaa.gov Also, this feature should NOT be a replacement for an actual NOAA Weather Radio. For the most up to date broadcast we strongly recommend purchasing a NOAA Weather Radio. For more information on NOAA Weather Radios, click on the link following link: http://www.weather.gov/nwr/
The following is a excerpt from the NOAA Site about the NOAA Weather Radio Network:
NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards (NWR) is a nationwide network of radio stations broadcasting continuous weather information directly from a nearby National Weather Service office. NWR broadcasts National Weather Service warnings, watches, forecasts and other hazard information 24 hours a day.
Working with the Federal Communication Commission's (FCC) Emergency Alert System , NWR is an "All Hazards" radio network, making it your single source for comprehensive weather and emergency information. In conjunction with Federal, State, and Local Emergency Managers and other public officials, NWR also broadcasts warning and post-event information for all types of hazards -- including natural (such as earthquakes or avalanches), environmental (such as chemical releases or oil spills), and public safety (such as AMBER alerts or 911 Telephone outages).
Known as the "Voice of NOAA's National Weather Service," NWR is provided as a public service by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), part of the Department of Commerce. NWR includes more than 940 transmitters , covering all 50 states, adjacent coastal waters, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the U.S. Pacific Territories. NWR requires a special radio receiver or scanner capable of picking up the signal. Broadcasts are found in the VHF public service band at these seven frequencies (MHz):
162.400, 162.425, 162.450, 162.475, 162.500, 162.525, 162.550
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Pepper Ridge North Valley Random Weather Facts
Definition Humidex - Over the years, several measures have been proposed to relate various combinations of temperature and humidity into a single number to approximate what hot, humid weather feels like to the average person. Of these, humidex is the one most familiar to Canadians. Humidex was introduced into Canada in 1965. The index is a summer analogue of the wind chill factor in that it is an equivalent air temperature. Air of a given temperature and humidity is equated in comfort to air of a higher temperature that has a negligible moisture content. Comfort is quite subjective and largely dependent on the age and health of the individual. Weather conditions causing prickly heat in an infant may result in heat cramps in a teenager, heat exhaustion in a middle-aged and heat stroke in a senior. Humidex is also limited as an overall hot-weather comfort index because it does not consider other factors such as pressure, wind speed, precipitation, sunshine or pollen.