September 19, 2000

NOAA Weather Transmitters coming to the BWCA!

Cook County officials will soon install a weather transmitter in the Gunflint District to alert residents and BWCA patrons of bad weather.  The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration transmitter will provide early storm warning to people who own NOAA weather radios. 

Radios are available for free with rebate from BoundaryWatersCanoeArea.com (click on the photo below).  The EWR850 Weather Radio automatically gets your attention for emergency warning broadcasts with an audible siren and flashing red light. You can monitor the Emergency Alert System and local weather broadcasts 24 hours a day.

The NOAA transmitters are being planned for installation near Gunflint and Bogus Lakes and should be operational this fall.  Funding for these transmitters comes from the county and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).