NOAA Question

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  1. gracie123

    gracie123 Registered Member

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    Hello, I recently bought a scanner and I have tuned in the NOAA frequency (http://www.nws.noaa.gov/)

    I am just curious if anyone that uses this knows how long it is before a severe weather alert is issued.

    Thanks :)
     
  2. beetlejuice

    beetlejuice Registered Member

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    They'll know about severe weather before you do.
     
  3. gracie123

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    Ok yes I know but what I am wondering is how long it will take to recieve an alert over my scanner that has been issued for that severe weather... if its immeadiate or not.
     
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    If FEMA is involved......about a week after it occurs!

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    They are very fast with alerts. They also depend on trained spotters as well as the general public for info.
    The reports can be scary at times, so be prepared.
     
  6. beetlejuice

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    It seems that the alerts are as immediate as they can make them over the scanner. I know you will get an alert over the scanner before hearing it over the TV. I've seen anywhere from a 1 to 5 minute difference with the scanner 1st.
     
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    bigc73542 Retired Moderator

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    I have a weather alert radio that monitors NOAA and the alerts are different for certain regions but they are usually about the first to alert. Usually with plenty of time between warning and bad weather.
     
  8. gracie123

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    Thank you all for the information, its very helpful!! But in order to not make 2 threads... unless I should? I'd like to ask one more question at this time.

    Do they make alerts concerning something that involves the police dept or fire dept within your state ?

    Thanks again,

    Gracie
     
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    bigc73542 Retired Moderator

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    NOAA won't unless it is a national emergency such as a hurricane and there is an evacuation.
     
  10. gracie123

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    Oh ok becuase I read this: http://www.noaanews.noaa.gov/stories2005/s2541.htm and it says on one of the sections:

     
  11. ronjor

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    From the same link you provided. :)
     
  12. gracie123

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    Ok, I read that :). But curious... what would man made events be?
     
  13. beetlejuice

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    The most common would be chemical spills from industrial or railroad accidents.
     
  14. gracie123

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    Oh ok. Thanks :)
     
  15. Cochise

    Cochise A missed friend

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    WOW!......Thats some Scanner you have there......all mine does is copy pictures and stuff........:D :D :D


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