|City of license||New York City|
|Broadcast area||New York City Metropolitan Area|
|Branding||NOAA [All Hazards] Weather Radio|
|Slogan||"The Voice Of The National Weather Service"|
|Owner||NOAA/National Weather Service|
KWO35 (note that the third character is the letter "O", not a numerical zero), also known as New York City All Hazards, is a NOAA Weather Radio (NWR) station that serves the greater New York metropolitan area (which comprises New York City and the surrounding counties and municipalities in the Tri-state area), as well as marine interests from Sandy Hook, New Jersey to Fire island, New York (out to 40 miles from the Atlantic coastline), as well as New York Harbor and western Long Island Sound. The transmitter is located atop the Met_Life_Building in Midtown Manhattan, New York City. Programming originates from the National Weather Service weather forecast office (WFO) in Upton, New York (located east of New York City, in central Suffolk County on eastern Long Island).
When operational (but see the next section here) the station broadcasts 24 hours per day on a frequency of 162.55 MHz (one of seven VHF radio frequencies allocated by the U.S. Government for NWR transmissions, known collectively as "weather band"). On modern weather radio receivers, it is often tuned as "channel 7".
KWO35 broadcasts weather and civil hazards information for the following counties within its coverage area: Bronx, Kings, Nassau, New York, Queens, Rockland, Richmond, [western] Suffolk, and Westchester counties in southeastern New York; Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Hunterdon, Middlesex, Monmouth, Morris, Ocean, Passaic, Somerset, [eastern] Sussex, Union, and [eastern] Warren counties in northern and central New Jersey; [southern] Fairfield County in southwestern Connecticut.
In addition to broadcasting routine weather/marine forecasts and conditions, the station will also transmit special weather statements, advisories, watches and warnings issued by the WFOs in Upton, New York and Mount Holly, New Jersey when hazardous weather conditions threaten the coverage area. In severe weather situations, the NWR Public Alert system may be used to activate specially-equipped weather band receivers, using both Specific Area Message Encoding (SAME) and 1050 Hz alert tones. Radios that are SAME-capable can be configured to sound local alerts only (for specific counties) by programming in the corresponding Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) codes.
In July of 2013, outages became the norm and numerous listeners complained about them. The National Weather Service (NWS) responded by announcing on their radio status page that KWO35's signal was interfering with U.S. Coast Guard radio communications on VHF marine channel 16 (156.800 MHz), which is used for emergency calls at sea. Accordingly, they announced, it would remain "out of service" until the issue was resolved.
As of late August 2013, the NWS WFO in Upton followed up by posting "public information statements" on their website, explaining that KWO35 would remain off-the-air indefinitely, but at times "may be returned to service intermittently" - and only for the purposes of testing for "interference", for "weekly tests" of the warning system (Conducted at 11 AM each Wednesday), or for broadcasting hazardous weather messages for alerts during "potentially dangerous weather situations".
On February 21, 2014, the National Weather Service Office in Upton NY released a Public Information Statement stating that "AFTER MANY MONTHS OF TROUBLESHOOTING...WE ARE UNABLE TO ISOLATE THE SOURCE OF THE INTERFERENCE PROBLEM. THEREFORE WE ARE PLANNING TO RELOCATE THE TRANSMITTER. RELOCATION WILL TAKE AT LEAST SIX MONTHS." 
On March 3, 2014, the The_Wall_Street_Journal featured an article about the interference issues and reported that NOAA does, indeed, intend to move the transmitter. They repeated the claim that this would take another six months. 
Several other NWR stations broadcast within the Tri-state area and may provide partial coverage in some areas served by KWO35 - these include: WXM80 (Riverhead, Suffolk County, Long Island, NY) at 162.475 MHz; WXJ42 (Meriden, Fairfield County, southwestern CT) at 162.400 MHz; KZZ31 (Hardystown, Sussex County, extreme northern NJ) at 162.500 MHz; WXM60 (Southhard, Howell Township, Jersey Shore/central NJ) at 162.450 MHz. It should be noted that the New Jersey NWR stations receive most of their programming from the Mount Holly WFO, which covers much of New Jersey but primarily serves the greater Philadelphia metropolitan area and its adjacent region.
County Coverage for KWO35
Counties Covered(SAME/FIPS Codes)
- Fairfield, CT - 009001
- Bergen, NJ - 034003
- Essex, NJ - 034013
- Hudson, NJ - 034017
- Hunterdon, NJ - 034019
- Middlesex, NJ - 034023
- Monmouth, NJ - 034025
- Morris, NJ - 034027
- Ocean, NJ - 034029
- Passaic, NJ - 034031
- Somerset, NJ - 034035
- Sussex, NJ - 034037
- Union, NJ - 034039
- Warren, NJ - 034041
- Bronx, NY - 036005
- Kings, NY - 036047
- Nassau, NY - 036059
- New York, NY - 036061
- Queens, NY - 036081
- Richmond, NY - 036085
- Rockland, NY - 036087
- Suffolk, NY - 036103
- Westchester, NY - 036119
Marine Locations Covered (Marine Zone #)
- Sandy Hook NJ to Fire Island NY out to 20 NM - ANZ355
- New York Harbor - ANZ338
- Western Long Island Sound - ANZ335
- Long Island South Shore Base - ANZ345
- Sandy Hook NJ to Montauk Point NY out from 20 to 40 NM - ANZ370
- Sandy Hook NJ to Manasquan Inlet NJ out to 20 NM - ANZ450
- Sandy Hook NJ to Fenwick Island DE out from 20 to 40 NM - ANZ470
- NWS New York - NOAA Weather Radio Info
- NOAA Weather Radio Connecticut County Coverage
- NOAA Weather Radio New Jersey County Coverage
- NOAA Weather Radio New York County Coverage
- Coastal/Great Lakes Forecasts by Zone - East - New York, NY
- NOAA Weather Radio New York City - KWO35 Information