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 hear weather-related alerts such as Winter Storm Warnings, Severe Thunderstorm Warnings, and Flood Warnings if issued by the NWS in Pendleton, Oregon...or NWS in Spokane, Washington if for Adams or Grant counties. Imminent Threat alerts, such as Severe Thunderstorm Warnings, interrupt the normal broadcast with EAS (Emergency Alert System) tones, which activate SAME (Specific Area Message Encoding) capable equipment, including NOAA Weather Radios. Non-Weather Emergency Messages are no longer relayed unless directly issued by the National Weather Service with a "EAS Activation Requested" header.
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
County Coverage: Adams - 053001
Benton - 053005
Franklin - 053021
Grant - 053025
Klickitat - 053039
Walla Walla - 053071
Yakima - 053077
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
NWS Public Warning System Test Time: Every Wednesday between 10:00 AM and Noon PDT from the National Weather Service in Pendleton, Oregon for the following counties: Adams, Benton, Franklin, Grant, Klickitat, Walla Walla, and Yakima Washington.
DO NOT USE THIS FEED TO RECEIVE ALERTS FROM THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE. USE A DEDICATED NOAA ALL HAZARDS WEATHER RADIO.