Weather Alerts and Forecast FAQ
Weather radios can be set to the following frequencies/channels to receive alerts for Douglas County:
- Channel 2: 162.425 (Halls Summit)
- Channel 4: 162.475 (Topeka)
- Channel 7: 162.550 (Pleasant Hill)
All three of the aforementioned frequencies will broadcast watches and warnings for Douglas County. Which one you choose will depend upon where within the county, which side of your home faces the transmitter, etc. Choose the frequency which provides the most clear voice and the least amount of static.
The juror information line will tell you if you need to report.
Emergency Management can assist with the programming of a weather radio at no cost to you. Please call our office to set up an appointment.
Weather radios are sold in most local grocery and hardware stores, online and at the offices of Emergency Management. Our office sells Midland weather radios for $30 and will assist you with programming for no additional cost.
If your Midland receiver is beeping, the following explanation is the most common, but it is not the ONLY explanation for a beeping receiver. The Midland WR-120 desktop NOAA weather radio knows it is supposed to receive a weekly test from the National Weather Service every seven days. If the radio goes for ten days without receiving a test, it gives out one beep every ten minutes. The radio will re-set itself at the next weekly test, or the next watch/warning issuance.