Weather Radio and the Mariner

One of the best resources available to the mariner in the North American area is the weather radio services provided by the Bermuda Weather Service, Environment Canada, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) in the United States.

From its humble beginnings with (2) transmitter sites in 1960, NOAA Weather Radio began broadcasting marine weather reports in New York and Chicago. Since then, NOAA WX Radio has grown to slightly over 1030 transmitter sites providing coverage to an estimated 97% of the U.S. population by January 2020.

Environment Canada has approximately 230 transmitter sites. While Canada’s coverage, currently at 90% of the population, is not as exhaustive as the U.S., the major population centers as well as the coastlines are well covered. Environment Canada weather radio is broadcast in both English and French and at some far northern stations the Inuktitut language.

Bermuda Weather Radio has one station on WX-2 providing marine weather and forecasts. Operated by the Bermuda Maritime Operations Centre (formerly Bermuda Radio ZBR,) this station provides coverage to 100% of Bermuda’s population.

The weather radio frequencies in use throughout the U.S., Bermuda, and Canada are the same. Radios of any of these countries are able to be used to receive weather radio broadcasts cross border.

The United States, Canada, Mexico, and Bermuda operate their government weather radio stations on the same marine VHF radio frequencies (162.400 - 162.550 MHz) as NOAA Weather Radio.However, Bermuda only uses 162.550 (land) and 162.400 (marine) and no stations located in Mexico have been identified. The frequencies in use are listed below:

Common WX Frequencies and Channel Designators

VHF Channel Frequency
WX-1 162.550 MHz
WX-2 162.400 MHz
WX-3 162.475 MHz
WX-4 162.425 MHz
WX-5 162.450 MHz
WX-6 162.500 MHz
WX-7 162.525 MHz

(5) Additional frequencies are also available: 161.650 MHz (21B), 161.750 MHz (23B), 161.775 MHz (83B), 162.000 MHz (28B), and 163.275 MHz (113B). These frequencies are rarely used in the U.S., but a couple are occasionally used in Canada.

Since the mariner is primarily interested in marine weather along the coastlines, we have included a list of the WX radio stations that include marine weather forecasts along both coasts of North America and the Great Lakes.

Downloads of these WX Radio frequencies are available at the bottom of this page.

Canadian WX Radio Frequency Lists

Open Down Arrow Canada’s St. Lawrence

Environment Canada Weather Radio


Canada’s St. Lawrence

Location Call Sign Channel Frequency Notes

Quebec

Baie-Trinité VDD596 WX-3 162.475 MHz  
Blanc-Sablon XLR526 WX-2 162.400 MHz  
Carleton-sur-Mer VDD598 WX-6 162.500 MHz  
Charlevoix   WX-3 162.475 MHz  
Gaspé VDD597 WX-1 162.550 MHz  
Harrington Harbour XLR606 WX-1 162.550 MHz  
Îles-de-la-Madeleine VOR668 WX-1 162.550 MHz  
Kegaska XLR529 WX-3 162.475 MHz  
La Malbaie XLR611 WX-2 162.400 MHz  
Matane   WX-3 162.475 MHz  
Mingan VOR669 WX-2 162.400 MHz  
Montmagny VDD464 WX-2 162.400 MHz  
Montréal XLM300 WX-1 162.550 MHz  
Québec XLM369 WX-1 162.550 MHz  
Rimouski XLR617 WX-1 162.550 MHz  
Rivière-au-Renard   WX-3 162.475 MHz  
Sainte-Anne-Des-Monts   WX-1 162.550 MHz  
Sept-Îles XLR519 WX-1 162.550 MHz  
Trois-Rivières XLR 411 WX-2 162.400 MHz  

Ontario

Brockville VFK721 WX-4 162.425 MHz  
Moose Creek VBE718 WX-5 162.450 MHz  

Open Down Arrow Canada’s Great Lakes

Environment Canada Weather Radio


Canada’s Great Lakes

Location Call Sign Channel Frequency Notes

Lake Ontario

Belleville VFK720 WX-4 162.425 MHz  
Kingston XJV363 WX-2 162.400 MHz  
St. Catharines VAD32 WX-3 162.475 MHz  
Toronto XMJ225 WX-2 162.400 MHz  

Lake Erie

London XLN470 WX-3 162.475 MHz  
Normandale VFI621 WX-5 162.450 MHz  

Detroit River & Lake St. Clair

Windsor VAZ533 WX-3 162.475 MHz  

Lake Huron

Goderich XLT839 WX-2 162.400 MHz  
Paisley XMJ32 WX-1 162.550 MHz  
Sarnia XJV492 WX-2 162.400 MHz  

Georgian Bay & North Channel

Collingwood XMJ316 WX-3 162.475 MHz  
Little Current XMJ37 WX-3 162.475 MHz  
Britt VFJ213 WX-3 162.475 MHz Planned (Not in Service)

Lake Superior

Marathon VAT341 WX-1 162.550 MHz  
Montreal River VAT404 WX-3 162.475 MHz  
Sault Ste. Marie XMJ373 WX-2 162.400 MHz  
Thunder Bay XMJ374 WX-3 162.475 MHz  

Open Down Arrow Canada’s Atlantic Coast

Environment Canada Weather Radio


Canada’s Atlantic Coast

Location Call Sign Channel Frequency Notes

Labradore

Goose Bay CZQ768 WX-2 162.400 MHz Planned (Not In Service)

Newfoundland

Brent’s Cove XLW297 WX-2 162.400 MHz  
Carmanville CKL805 WX-3 162.475 MHz  
Conche XLW296 WX-1 162.550 MHz  
Corner Brook XLW200 WX-1 162.550 MHz  
Hermitage XLW204 WX-1 162.550 MHz  
Marystown XLM663 WX-2 162.400 MHz  
Plum Point XLW295 WX-1 162.550 MHz  
Port Rexton XLM615 WX-1 162.550 MHz  
Portland Creek XLW298 WX-2 162.400 MHz  
Red Rocks XLW202 WX-1 162.550 MHz  
St. Anthony XLW299 WX-2 162.400 MHz  
St. John’s XLM614 WX-2 162.400 MHz  
Stephenville XLW201 WX-2 162.400 MHz  
Trepassey XLM662 WX-1 162.550 MHz  

New Brunswick

Dalhousie XLK418 WX-1 162.550 MHz  
Miscou Island CGZ724 WX-1 162.550 MHz  
Moncton XLM467 WX-1 162.550 MHz  
Saint-Isidore XLK417 WX-2 162.400 MHz  
St. Stephen XLM490 WX-3 162.475 MHz  
Sussex XLM403 WX-2 162.400 MHz  
St. Magarets VFQ820 WX-5 162.450 MHz Planned (Not In Service)

Prince Edward Island

Charlottetown XLM647 WX-2 162.400 MHz  
O'Leary XLK645 WX-3 162.475 MHz  
Souris XLK644 WX-7 162.400 MHz  

Nova Scotia

Aspen XLK499 WX-2 162.400 MHz  
Bridgewater XLK409 WX-2 162.400 MHz  
Chéticamp XLW263 WX-3 162.475 MHz  
Dingwall XLM667 WX-1 162.550 MHz  
East Bay XLW262 WX-3 162.475 MHz  
Halifax XLK473 WX-1 162.550 MHz  
Middleton XLK497 WX-1 162.550 MHz Bay of Fundy
New Tusket XLK496 WX-1 162.550 MHz Bay of Fundy
Oak Park XLW502 WX-3 162.475 MHz  
Shelburne XLK410 WX-1 162.550 MHz  
Sydney XLK444 WX-2 162.400 MHz  
Truro XLK498 WX-6 162.500 MHz Bay of Fundy
Yarmouth XLW573 WX-3 162.475 MHz  

Open Down Arrow Canada’s Pacific Coast

Environment Canada Weather Radio


Canada’s Pacific Coast

Location Call Sign Channel Frequency Notes
Masset CKK90 WX-4 162.425 MHz Dixon Entrance
Port Alberni XLA823 WX-7 162.525 MHz Strait of Georgia
Port Alberni   WX-2 162.400 MHz Strait of Georgia
Port Hardy VBH44 WX-3 162.475 MHz Inside Passage
Port Hardy CHJ996 WX-7 162.525 MHz Inside Passage
Prince Rupert VXB571 WX-7 162.525 MHz Hecate Strait
Texada Island VBG969 WX-1 162.550 MHz Strait of Georgia
Texada Island CGX451 WX-7 162.525 MHz Strait of Georgia
Ucluelet CIZ319 WX-7 162.525 MHz Pacific Coast Vancouver Island
Vancouver   WX-1 162.550 MHz Strait of Georgia
Victoria XKK506 WX-2 162.400 MHz Strait of Juan de Fuca
Alert Bay VAF WX-1 162.550 MHz Inside Passage
Barry Inlet XLK897 WX-2 162.400 MHz Moresby Island
Calvert Island VGL24 WX-2 162.400 MHz Queen Charlotte Sound
Dundas Island VGL22 WX-2 162.400 MHz Dixon Entrance
Nootka VGZ36 WX-2 162.400 MHz Pacific Coast Vancouver Island
Bowen Island XLK672 WX-3 162.475 MHz Strait of Georgia
Cumshewa XLK894 WX-3 162.475 MHz Hecate Strait
Estevan Point XLA840 WX-3 162.475 MHz Pacific Coast Vancouver Island
Mount Helmcken XLA726 WX-3 162.475 MHz Strait of Juan de Fuca
Naden Harbour XLK895 WX-3 162.475 MHz Dixon Entrance
Queen Charlotte CYO869 WX-6 162.500 MHz Hecate Strait
Eliza Dome VGI57 WX-1 162.550 MHz Pacific Coast Vancouver Island
Klemtu XLK899 WX-1 162.550 MHz Queen Charlotte Sound
Watts Point VAS5 WX-1 162.550 MHz Howe Bay

United States NOAA WX Radio Frequency Lists

Open Down Arrow United State’s Great Lakes

The Great Lakes listings are from north to south and west to east. In the order of: Lake Superior, Lake Michigan, Lake Huron, Lake Erie, and Lake Ontario. Connecting bodies of water are listed in their correct sequence.

You can view or download each lakes table showing more details on areas of coverage for each station by clicking the links at the bottom of this page.

Lake Superior

Lake Superior station listings are from Sault Ste. Marie, MI west along the south shore of the lake to Duluth, MN then west along the north shore of the lake to Grand Marais, MN and the U.S./Canadian border.

Location Call Sign Channel Frequency
Sault Ste. Marie, MI KIG74 WX-1 162.550 MHz
Grand Marais, MI WZ2515 WX-4 162.425 MHz
Munising, MI WZ2514 WX-3 162.475 MHz
Marquette, MI KIG66 WX-1 162.550 MHz
Copper Harbor, MI WZ2513 WX-6 162.500 MHz
Houghton, MI WXK73 WX-2 162.400 MHz
Ashland, WI KZZ78 WX-7 162.525 MHz
Duluth, MN KIG64 WX-1 162.550 MHz
Finland, MN WNG630 WX-4 162.425 MHz
Grand Marais, MN KXI43 WX-5 162.450 MHz
 

Lake Michigan

Lake Michigan station listings are from the Straits of Mackinaw, MI south along the eastern shore of the lake to Chicago, IL then north along the west shore of the lake to Sister Bay, WI then east back to the Straits of Mackinaw.

Location Call Sign Channel Frequency
Emmet County, MI WNG572 WX-3 162.475 MHz
Traverse City, MI KIH22 WX-2 162.400 MHz
Wolf Lake, MI WNG672 WX-4 162.425 MHz
Hesperia, MI WWF36 WX-3 162.475 MHz
West Olive, MI WXN99 WX-4 162.425 MHz
South Bend, IN WXJ57 WX-2 162.400 MHz
Michigan City, IN KJY62 WX-6 162.500 MHz
Hebron, IN WNG689 WX-5 162.450 MHz
Chicago, IL KWO39 WX-1 162.550 MHz
Racine, WI KZZ76 WX-5 162.450 MHz
Milwaukee, WI KEC60 WX-2 162.400 MHz
Sheboygan, WI WWG91 WX-7 162.525 MHz
Fond du Lac, WI WWG87 WX-6 162.500 MHz
Green Bay, WI KIG65 WX-1 162.550 MHz
Sister Bay, WI WXN69 WX-4 162.425 MHz
Escanaba, MI KZZ35 WX-6 162.500 MHz
Manistique, MI WNG684 WX-7 162.525 MHz
 

Lake Huron

Lake Huron station listings are from the Straits of Mackinaw, MI east then south along the western shore of the lake, including Saginaw Bay, to Fort Gratiot, MI.

Location Call Sign Channel Frequency
Petoskey, MI WNG572 WX-3 162.475 MHz
Alpena,MI KIG83 WX-1 162.550 MHz
West Branch,MI KXI33 WX-5 162.450 MHz
Flint, MI KIH29 WX-3 162.475 MHz
Bad Axe,MI WNG701 WX-7 162.525 MHz
Sandusky, MI WNG582 WX-5 162.450 MHz
 

St. Clair River/Lake St. Clair/Detroit River

Lake St. Clair station listings are from the St. Clair River south to Lake St. Clair then continuing south through the Detroit River.

Location Call Sign Channel Frequency
Detroit KEC63 WX-1 162.550 MHz
 

Lake Erie

Lake Erie station listings are from the Mouth of the Detroit River south to Toledo, OH then east along the lake's south shore to Buffalo, NY.

Location Call Sign Channel Frequency
Toledo WXL51 WX-6 162.500 MHz
Sandusky KHB97 WX-2 162.400 MHz
Grafton WNG698 WX-6 162.500 MHz
Cleveland KHB59 WX-1 162.550 MHz
Erie KEC58 WX-2 162.400 MHz
Buffalo KEB98 WX-1 162.550 MHz
 

Lake Ontario

Lake Ontario station listings are from the mouth of the Niagara River east along the south shore of the lake to Watertown, NY.

Location Call Sign Channel Frequency
Buffalo KEB98 WX-1 162.550 MHz
Spencerport WNG539 WX-7 162.525 MHz
Rochester KHA53 WX-2 162.400 MHz
Lyons WZ2536 WX-3 162.475 MHz
Syracuse WXL31 WX-1 162.550 MHz
 

Open Down Arrow United State’s East Coast

NOAA Weather Radio


United State’s East Coast

The United States East Coast listings are broken down by state and are ordered from north to south from Maine to the Florida Key’s.
Location Call Sign Channel Frequency

Maine

Meddybemps KHC47 WX-4 162.425 MHz
Jonesboro Marine WNG543 WX-5 162.450 MHz
Ellsworth KEC93 WX-2 162.400 MHz
Dresden WXM60 WX-3 162.475 MHz
Falmouth KDO95 WX-1 162.550 MHz

New Hampshire

Deerfield KZZ40 WX-5 162.450 MHz

Massachusetts

Gloucester Marine WNG574 WX-4 162.425 MHz
Boston KHB35 WX-3 162.475 MHz
Hyannis KEC73 WX-1 162.550 MHz

Rhode Island

Providence WXJ39 WX-2 162.400 MHz

Connecticut

New London KHB47 WX-1 162.550 MHz
Meriden WXJ42 WX-2 162.400 MHz

New York

Riverhead WXM80 WX-3 162.475 MHz
New York City KWO35 WX-1 162.550 MHz

New Jersey

Southard WXM60 WX-5 162.450 MHz
Atlantic City KHB38 WX-2 162.400 MHz

Delaware

Lewes WXJ94 WX-1 162.550 MHz

Maryland

Salisbury KEC92 WX-3 162.475 MHz

Virginia

Accomack KJY99 WX-7 162.525 MHz
Norfolk KHB37 WX-1 162.550 MHz

North Carolina

Mamie WWH26 WX-4 162.425 MHz
Cape Hatteras KIG77 WX-3 162.475 MHz
New Bern KEC84 WX-2 162.400 MHz
Winnabow KHB31 WX-1 162.550 MHz

South Carolina

Myrtle Beach KEC95 WX-2 162.400 MHz
Georgetown WNG628 WX-6 162.500 MHz
Charleston KHB29 WX-1 162.550 MHz
Beaufort WXJ23 WX-5 162.450 MHz

Georgia

Savannah KEC85 WX-2 162.400 MHz
Brunswick WWH39 WX-4 162.425 MHz

Florida

Jacksonville KHB39 WX-1 162.550 MHz
Palatka WNG522 WX-4 162.425 MHz
Daytona Beach KIH26 WX-2 162.400 MHz
Melbourne WXJ70 WX-1 162.550 MHz
Ft. Pierce WWF69 WX-4 162.425 MHz
West Palm Beach KEC50 WX-3 162.475 MHz
Miami KHB34 WX-1 162.550 MHz
Hialeah (Spanish) WZ2531 WX-6 162.500 MHz
Princeton WNG663 WX-4 162.425 MHz
Tea Table Key WWG60 WX-5 162.450 MHz
Key West WXJ95 WX-2 162.400 MHz
 

Open Down Arrow United State’s Gulf Coast

NOAA Weather Radio


United State’s Gulf Coast

The United States Gulf Coast listings are broken down by state and are ordered from east to west from the Florida Key’s to Texas.
Location Call Sign Channel Frequency

Florida

Key West WXJ95 WX-2 162.400 MHz
Naples WWG92 WX-7 162.525 MHz
Fort Myers WXK83 WX-3 162.475 MHz
Sarasota WWG59 WX-2 162.400 MHz
Largo KEC38 WX-5 162.450 MHz
Inverness WWF38 WX-2 162.400 MHz
Morriston KWN38 WX-1 162.550 MHz
Salem WWF88 WX-4 162.425 MHz
Tallahassee KIH24 WX-2 162.400 MHz
East Point WWF86 WX-6 162.500 MHz
Panama City KGC67 WX-1 162.550 MHz
Pensacola KEC86 WX-2 162.400 MHz

Alabama

Mobile KEC61 WX-1 162.550 MHz

Mississippi

Gulfport KIH21 WX-2 162.400 MHz

Louisiana

New Orleans KHB43 WX-1 162.550 MHz
Buras WXL41 WX-3 162.475 MHz
Morgan City KIH23 WX-3 162.475 MHz
Lafayette WXK80 WX-1 162.550 MHz
Lake Charles KHB42 WX-2 162.400 MHz

Texas

Beaumont WXK28 WX-3 162.475 MHz
Galveston KHB40 WX-1 162.550 MHz
Bay City WWG40 WX-4 162.425 MHz
Port O’Connor WXL46 WX-3 162.475 MHz
Corpus Christi KHB41 WX-1 162.550 MHz
Riviera WNG609 WX-7 162.525 MHz
Brownsville WWG34 WX-1 162.550 MHz
 

Open Down Arrow United State’s West Coast

NOAA Weather Radio


United State’s West Coast

The United States West Coast listings are broken down by state and are ordered from north to south from the Washington to California.
Location Call Sign Channel Frequency

Washington

H Street KAD93 WX-7 162.525 MHz
Puget Sound Marine WWG24 WX-4 162.425 MHz
Seattle KHB60 WX-1 162.550 MHz
Capitol Peak WXM62 WX-3 162.475 MHz
Neah Bay KIH36 WX-1 162.550 MHz
Forks KXI27 WX-4 162.425 MHz

Oregon

Astoria KEC91 WX-2 162.400 MHz
Neahkahanie WWF94 WX-4 162.425 MHz
Tillamook WWF95 WX-3 162.475 MHz
Mt. Hebo WNG697 WX-7 162.525 MHz
Newport KIH33 WX-1 162.550 MHz
Florence WNG674 WX-6 162.500 MHz
Reedsport WZ2509 WX-7 162.525 MHz
Coos Bay KIH32 WX-2 162.400 MHz
Cape Blanco WNG596 WX-4 162.425 MHz
Brookings KIH37 WX-1 162.550 MHz

California

Eureka KEC82 WX-2 162.400 MHz
Ukiah WNG720 WX-7 162.525 MHz
Point Arena KIH30 WX-1 162.550 MHz
Big Rock Ridge KDX54 WX-6 162.500 MHz
San Francisco KHB49 WX-2 162.400 MHz
Monterey KEC49 WX-1 162.550 MHz
Monterey Marine WWF64 WX-5 162.450 MHz
San Simeon WNG592 WX-7 162.525 MHz
San Luis Obispo KIH31 WX-1 162.550 MHz
Santa Barbra Marina WWF62 WX-3 162.475 MHz
Malibu Marine KWL22 WX-4 162.425 MHz
Santa Ana WWG21 WX-5 162.450 MHz
Avalon WNG584 WX-7 162.525 MHz
San Diego Marine WNG637 WX-4 162.425 MHz
 

Open Down Arrow United State’s Caribbean Sea

NOAA Weather Radio


United State’s Caribbean

Location Call Sign Channel Frequency Notes

Puerto Rico

Maricao WXJ68 WX-1 162.550 MHz  
San Juan WXJ68 WX-2 162.400 MHz  

USVI

Frederiksted WNG677 WX-6 162.500 MHz Reported Out of Service
 

Open Down Arrow United States - Hawaii & Pacific Islands

NOAA Weather Radio


United State’s Hawaii & Pacific Territories

The United States Pacific Islands listings are broken down by state/territory and are ordered from east to west from the Hawaii to Guam.
Location Call Sign Channel Frequency Notes

Hawaii

Kulani Cone WWG76 WX-1 162.550 MHz  
Hawaii WWG27 WX-1 162.550 MHz  
North Kohala WZ2540 WX-6 162.500 MHz  
Maui WWG75 WX-2 162.400 MHz  
Hawaii Kai WWF39 WX-2 162.400 MHz  
Oahu KBA99 WX-1 162.550 MHz  
Lihue WZ2557 WX-5 162.450 MHz  
Kauai WWG74 WX-2 162.400 MHz  

American Samoa

Mt. Olotrele WZ2529 WX-1 162.550 MHz  
Pago Pago WNG710 WX-2 162.400 MHz  

Guam / Saipan

Saipan WXM86 WX-1 162.550 MHz  
Guam WXM85 WX-2 162.400 MHz  
 

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