Weather Radio Map


The familiar weather radios have changed their name to: "ALL HAZARDS RADIO." This is because they broadcast both weather and non-weather emergency messages. And, they are now programmable to sound an alarm when a specific event at a specific location is occurring. Thus you could program your radio to sound the alarm only for Tornado warnings affecting only your county. This technology is called Specific Area Message Encoding ("SAME")

The programming is done by selecting the desired weather/non-weather events and your county FIPS code. The FIPS codes are six digit numbers (055123) defining the section of a county, the state, and the county name. Some county and marine locations are further sub-divided into smaller sections when the first digit varies between 1 and 9.
 

WEATHER EVENTS

WISCONSIN County FIPS Codes

Blizzard Warning
BZW
Adams 055001 Marathon 055073
Coastal Flood Watch
CFA
Ashland 055003 Marinette 055075
Coastal Flood Warning
CFW
Barron 055005 Marquette 055077
Dust Storm Warning
DSW
Bayfield 055007 Menominee 055078
Flash Flood Watch
FFA
Brown 055009 Milwaukee 055079
Flash Flood Warning
FFW
Buffalo 055011 Monroe 055081
Flash Flood Statement
FFS
Burnett 055013 Oconto 055083
Flood Watch
FLA
Calumet 055015 Oneida 055085
Flood Warning
FLW
Chippewa 055017 Outagamie 055087
Flood Statement
FLS
Clark 055019 Ozaukee 055089
High Wind Watch
HWA
Columbia 055021 Pepin 055091
High Wind Warning
HWW
Crawford 055023 Pierce 055093
Hurricane Watch
HUA
Dane 055025 Polk 055095
Hurricane Warning
HUW
Dodge 055027 Portage 055097
Hurricane Statement
HLS
Door 055029 Price 055099
Severe Thunderstorm Watch
SVA
Douglas 055031 Racine 055101
Severe Thunderstorm Warning
SVR
Dunn 055033 Richland 055103
Severe Weather Statement
SVS
Eau Claire 055035 Rock 055105
Special Marine Warning
SMW
Florence 055037 Rusk 055107
Special Weather Statement
SPS
Fond du Lac 055039 St. Croix 055109
Tornado Watch
TOA
Forest 055041 Sauk 055111
Tornado Warning
TOR
Grant 055043 Sawyer 055113
Tropical Storm Watch
TRA
Green 055045 Shawano 055115
Tropical Storm Warning
TRW
Green Lake 055047 Sheboygan 055117
Tsunami Watch
TSA
Iowa 055049 Taylor 055119
Tsunami Warning
TSW
Iron 055051 Trempealeau 055121
Winter Storm Watch
WSA
Jackson 055053 Vernon 055123
Winter Storm Warning
WSW
Jefferson 055055 Vilas 055125

NON-WEATHER  EVENTS

  Juneau 055057 Walworth 055127
Kenosha 055059 Washburn 055129
Avalanche Watch AVA Kewaunee 055061 Washington 055131
Avalanche Warning AVW La Crosse 055063 Waukesha 055133
Child Abduction Emergency ** CAE Lafayette 055065 Waupaca 055135
Civil Danger Warning CDW Langlade 055067 Waushara 055137
Civil Emergency Message CEM Lincoln 055069 Winnebago 055139
Earthquake Warning EQW Manitowoc 055071 Wood 055141
Evacuation Immediate EVI        

Fire Warning

FRW
 
Hazardous Material Warning
HMW

Mp3 STREAMING AUDIO LINKS
(Coming Soon)

Law Enforcement Warning
LEW
Local Area Emergency
LAE

Baraboo

Richland Center

911 Telephone Outage Emergency
TOE

Dubuque

Wausau

Nuclear Power Plant Warning
NUW

Green Bay

Wausaukee

Radiological Hazard Warning
RHW

Madison

 
Shelter in Place Warning
SPW

Milwaukee

 
Volcano Warning

VOW

Prairie du Chien

 
State and Local Codes Optional.
** Not aired on weather radio.

When listening to live streaming audio or regular downloads
DO NOT rely on Internet audio for watches or warnings.

ADMINISTRATIVE EVENTS
SAME
Code
 
Administrative Message
ADR
 
Emergency Action Notification
EAN
 
Emergency Action Termination
EAT
 
National Information Center
NIC
 
National Periodic Test
NPT
 
Network Message Notification
NMN
 
Practice/Demo Warning
DMO
 
Required Monthly Test
RMT
 
Required Weekly Test

RWT      >>>>>>>>

Often used during Tornado Awareness Week drill in April.

Milwaukee Area Skywarn Association Last Updated  July 6th, 2010.