WNG663

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NOAA Weather Radio Station WNG663
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City of license Princeton, Florida
Broadcast area South Florida metropolitan area / Florida Keys
Branding NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards
Slogan "The Voice Of the National Weather Service"
Frequency 162.425 MHz
Format Weather / civil emergency
Language(s) English
Power 300 Watts
HAAT 340 M
Class C
Owner NOAA/National Weather Service
Website www.srh.noaa.gov/mfl

WNG663 is a NOAA Weather Radio (NWR) station serving the southern part of the South Florida metropolitan area and its adjacent coastal waters as well as the northern portion of the Florida Keys, broadcasting on an assigned frequency of 162.425 MHz; it can also be heard 35 miles into the Atlantic Ocean. It is programmed by NOAA's National Weather Service (NWS) weather forecast office (WFO) in Miami, Florida, with its transmitter located in Princeton, near Homestead. It continuously broadcasts weather and marine forecasts, as well as civil hazards information, for the following counties in the South Florida region: Miami-Dade and parts of Monroe (mainland and Upper Keys). The radio station plays a vital role in alerting the general public to hazardous weather conditions in an area prone to severe weather events such as lightning storms, tornadoes, waterspouts and hurricanes. Although its signal also reaches extreme southern Broward County, WNG663 does not issue alerts for that area.

There are other adjacent NWR stations that serve the forecast area. KHB34 Andover/Miami Gardens (162.550 MHz) also covers Miami-Dade, as well as Broward and much of Palm Beach counties. Other stations programmed by the Miami-South Florida WFO include: KEC50 Mangonia Park/West Palm Beach (162.475 MHz) to the north, serving Palm Beach County and the adjacent coastal waters; WXM58 Belle Glade (162.400 MHz) to the northwest, in western Palm Beach County near Lake Okeechobee; and WWG92 Naples (162.525 MHz) to the northwest, near Florida's west coast, serving Collier, Hendry and a portion of mainland Monroe County.

Recognizing the need to serve the local area's large Spanish-speaking population, NWS added a low-power station in June 2012, WZ2531 (162.500 MHz) transmitting from Hialeah - the first dedicated Spanish language NWR station in Florida. Its broadcast, featuring a computer-synthesized voice known by the nickname "Javier", covers Miami-Dade and Broward counties.




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