WWG32

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WWG32
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City of license Little Valley, New York
Broadcast area Southern Buffalo/Niagara Falls
Branding NOAA All Hazards Radio
Slogan The Voice Of The National Weather Service
Frequency 162.425 MHz
Format Weather/Civil Emergency
Language(s) English
Power 100 Watts
HAAT 30 M
Class C
Owner NOAA/National Weather Service
Website www.erh.noaa.gov/buf

WWG32 is a NOAA Weather Radio station that serves the small Southern area of the Buffalo – Niagara Falls metropolitan area. It is programmed from the National Weather Service forecast office in Buffalo, New York with its transmitter located in Cattaraugus and its city of license in Little Valley. It broadcasts weather and hazard information for Cattaraugus and Allegany Counties, and carries hazard information (but not forecasts) for McKean County, Pennsylvania.

Though geographically closer to Jamestown-based WNG541, which gives reports more centered on the Southern Tier, WWG32 currently simulcasts Buffalo-based KEB98 instead and as a result carries a significant amount of Buffalo-based information (including Lake Ontario forecasts, which are largely irrelevant to Southern Tier listeners). Though this is largely because WWG32 predates WNG541, the NWS Buffalo Office has never explained why WWG32 continues to carry a more distant station, when a closer, more relevant station is available. Like KEB98, WWG32's local observations come from Buffalo Niagara International Airport, even though no less than four regional airport observation stations are geographically closer to Little Valley (Dunkirk, Jamestown, Bradford and Wellsville).


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