Weather Radios

Weather Radio WR-120EZTo stay safe in extreme weather, you need advanced warning. Weather radios broadcast warnings, watches, forecasts and other non-weather related hazard information.

CHANNEL 5 NEWS, Academy Sports + Outdoors and Payne Auto Group have partnered to offer the Midland WR-120EZ Trilingual Weather Alert Radio for the discounted price of $29.99.

You'll only get alerts for the county you need. Alerts are available in Spanish.

The radio is recommended by the Department of Homeland Security.

For a list of S.A.M.E. codes, visit the NWR county coverage listings for Texas. You can also find a list of codes below:

 Location S.A.M.E. Code
Cameron  048061
Willacy  048489
Hidalgo  048215
Starr  048427

Below are the frequencies for Spanish broadcasts:

Frequency Location
162.475  Pharr
162.450  Harlingen

The National Weather Service recommends changing batteries in your weather radio in the spring and fall when Daylight Saving Time begins and ends.



CURRENT CONDITIONS
/
  • Extreme WeatherMore>>

  • Lava from Hawaii volcano enters ocean from 3 flows

    Lava from Hawaii volcano enters ocean from 3 flows

    Thursday, May 24 2018 2:01 AM EDT2018-05-24 06:01:56 GMT
    Thursday, May 24 2018 11:03 PM EDT2018-05-25 03:03:36 GMT
    (U.S. Geological Survey via AP). This photo from video from the U.S. Geological Survey shows blue burning flames of methane gas erupting through cracks on Kahukai Street in the Leilani Estates neighborhood of Pahoa on the island of Hawaii during the ov...(U.S. Geological Survey via AP). This photo from video from the U.S. Geological Survey shows blue burning flames of methane gas erupting through cracks on Kahukai Street in the Leilani Estates neighborhood of Pahoa on the island of Hawaii during the ov...
    Scientists in Hawaii have captured rare images of blue methane flames burning from cracks in the pavement as Kilauea volcano gushes lava in the background.
    Scientists in Hawaii have captured rare images of blue methane flames burning from cracks in the pavement as Kilauea volcano gushes lava in the background.
  • New US weather satellite can't keep cool, could hurt photos

    New US weather satellite can't keep cool, could hurt photos

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 1:34 PM EDT2018-05-23 17:34:04 GMT
    Thursday, May 24 2018 10:36 PM EDT2018-05-25 02:36:11 GMT
    The nation's newest weather satellite, launched less than three months ago, has a serious cooling problem.
    The nation's newest weather satellite, launched less than three months ago, has a serious cooling problem.
  • Officials: Efforts failing to save US West sagebrush land

    Officials: Efforts failing to save US West sagebrush land

    Thursday, May 24 2018 2:22 PM EDT2018-05-24 18:22:17 GMT
    Thursday, May 24 2018 10:34 PM EDT2018-05-25 02:34:13 GMT
    (AP Photo/Don Ryan, File). FILE - In this Aug. 5, 2015 file photo, fire engulfs sagebrush near Roosevelt, Wash. Federal officials say they're losing the battle against a devastating combination of invasive plant species and wildfires in the vast sagebr...(AP Photo/Don Ryan, File). FILE - In this Aug. 5, 2015 file photo, fire engulfs sagebrush near Roosevelt, Wash. Federal officials say they're losing the battle against a devastating combination of invasive plant species and wildfires in the vast sagebr...
    Officials say they're losing the battle against a devastating combination of invasive plant species and wildfires in the vast sagebrush habitats in the U.S. West that support cattle ranching and recreation and are...
    Officials say they're losing the battle against a devastating combination of invasive plant species and wildfires in the vast sagebrush habitats in the U.S. West that support cattle ranching and recreation and are home to an imperiled bird.