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Rosebud County residents, visitors and travelers along Interstate 94 now have access to weather information anytime because of a new NOAA Weather Radio All-Hazards transmitter recently installed near Forsyth, Mont.
Residents of the Forsyth area can tune to 162.525 MHz on NOAA Weather Radio for the broadcasts from NOAA’s National Weather Service in Billings. NOAA Weather Radio All-Hazards, known as “The Voice of the National Weather Service,” is a continuous 24-hour source of the latest weather forecasts and warnings broadcast directly from the Billings Forecast Office.
“This radio broadcast has been made possible through a partnership between NOAA and Rosebud County, with the transmitter provided by the National Weather Service Western Region Headquarters in Salt Lake City,” said Keith Meier, meteorologist-in-charge of the Billings Forecast Office. “Together these partners now help us bring the National Weather Service’s vital information to people in the area.
“Citizens can now have weather information available at their fingertips any time for most of Rosebud County, Treasure County, as well as Interstate 94,” Meier added. “The Forsyth transmitter significantly increases the weather service’s ability to reach the public directly with weather warnings and forecasts. A NOAA Weather Radio in the home, car, truck, and other vehicles helps protect families, individuals and property.”
Carol Raymond, disaster and emergency services coordinator for Rosebud County, said, “NOAA Weather Radio has the potential to make a big difference in protecting lives and property in Rosebud and Treasure Counties.”
“With a NOAA Weather Radio All-Hazards network consisting of more than 900 transmitters, covering all 50 states, adjacent coastal waters, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and U.S. Pacific Territories, we have the capability to get critical warnings and environmental information to 95 percent of the U.S. population,” said retired Air Force Brig. Gen. David L. Johnson, director of NOAA’s National Weather Service. “NOAA Weather Radio All-Hazards provides important weather information during natural or man-made disasters, and can be used to place safety information directly on the airwaves to directly alert the public to take protective actions.”
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On the Web:
NOAA’s National Weather Service: http://www.nws.noaa.gov
NOAA’s National Weather Service in Billings, Mont.: http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/byz/
Weather Radio All-Hazards: http://www.nws.noaa.gov/nwr