NOAA Weather Radio Station WWF56 broadcasts weather information for the Yakima Valley, Lower Columbia Basin, and Foothills of the Blue Mountains of Washington. You will also hear weather-related alerts such as Winter Storm Warnings, Severe Thunderstorm Warnings, and Flood Warnings if issued by the NWS in Pendleton...or Spokane if for Adams or Grant counties. WWF56 is connected to the IPAWS Network and can broadcast non-weather emergency messages, including Fire Warnings, Avalanche Warnings, and Child Abduction Emergencies. Some alerts, such as Severe Thunderstorms Warnings, interrupt normal broadcast with EAS (Emergency Alert System) tones, which activate SAME (Specific Area Message Encoding) capable equipment, such as a modern NOAA Weather Radio, and/or a 1050 Hz Tone, to activate older devices that do not use SAME technology.
Transmitter Details: Call Sign: WWF56
Frequency: 162.450 MHz
Power: 300 Watts
Location: Top of Rattlesnake Mountain in Richland, Washington
Originator: National Weather Service in Pendleton, Oregon
Equipment Used to Broadcast Feed: Receiver: CCRadioPlus
Encoder: Sony VAIO SVJ20215CXB with Windows 10 OS running SECaster Version 1.2.8 with SA Stereo Tool Plugin Version 9.91
Emergency Alert System Test Times: *Non-NWS Tests are no-longer relayed...could be temporary, could be permanent? (Suspended) Every Monday at 11:00 AM PDT (1800 UTC) from IPAWS for all of California, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington. (No 1050 Hz Tone) (Suspended) Every Tuesday at 11:00 AM PDT (1800 UTC) from the Washington State Emergency Operations Center for all of Washington State. (No 1050 Hz Tone)
Every Wednesday between 10:00 AM and Noon PDT (1700-1900 UTC) from the National Weather Service in Pendleton, Oregon for the following counties: Adams, Benton, Franklin, Grant, Klickitat, Walla Walla, and Yakima [WA]. (Includes 1050 Hz Tone) (Suspended) Every Thursday between 8:30 and 9:30 AM PDT (1530-1630 UTC) from Franklin County Emergency Management for the following counties: Benton, Franklin, and Walla Walla [WA]. (No 1050 Hz Tone)
DO NOT USE THIS FEED TO RECEIVE ALERTS FROM THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE. USE A DEDICATED NOAA ALL HAZARDS WEATHER RADIO.