Sirius XM Weather & Emergency

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Sirius XM Weather & Emergency
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Broadcast area United States
Branding Emergency Alert
Frequency XM247
First air date 2004-09-10 on XM as XM EMergency Alert
Format 24/7 traffic and weather,
emergency alerts and news
Class Satellite radio channel
Affiliations The Weather Channel
Owner Sirius XM Radio
Website Sirius XM Weather & Emergency

NOTE: The information on this page appears to be incorrect and out of date. These channels 247 on XM and 184 on Sirius appear to have been discontinued around September of 2010.

Sirius XM Weather & Emergency is a free satellite radio channel dedicated to providing critical, updated information before, during and after natural disasters, weather emergencies and other hazardous incidents as well as AMBER Alerts to listeners across North America. The channel is also affiliated with The Weather Channel. It is normally a low bitrate channel, but bitrate is raised in case of widespread emergencies. The channel number, 247 on XM, is a reference to the term 24/7, a reference to the old name of the channel XM Emergency Alert.

As a promotional channel, it is available from any XM or Sirius radio without a subscription (which is required by law as part of the Emergency Alert System, which they are required to take part in).

Former XM Logo as XM Emergency Alert

Past emergencies as XM Emergency Alert[edit]

During these events, XM Emergency Alert was used to give specific regional information for the affected area:


Hurricane Irene with an audio relay of The Weather Channel from August 28–29.










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