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Staying on top of Mississippi’s changing weather means staying connected to weather information. Today we’re fortunate to have many ways of obtaining weather information including the Internet, commercial radio broadcasts, local television, The Weather Channel, and NOAA Weather Radio. NOAA Weather Radio (NWR) is a service provided by the National Weather Service in which weather information is available to anyone with a weather radio 24-hours-a-day, 365-days-a-year. Broadcasting in the public service band between 162.400 megahertz and 162.550 megahertz, NWR requires the purchase of a special radio capable of receiving the signal. Broadcasts originate directly from the National Weather Service, and the newest radios include a warning alarm feature (SAME) used in the Emergency Alert System (EAS) which allows activation of these radios during severe and potentially life threatening weather. Radio receivers can be purchased at most electronics stores such as Radio Shack.