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    Where to buy weather radios now

    I know this has been discussed before during tornado season, but daughter in Kansas has one on her Christmas list. In central Iowa, does Hy-Vee still sell them? Any other places?



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    Re: Where to buy weather radios now

    There are probably others, but here is one available at Target locally. They have several others online.

    http://www.target.com/Oregon-Scienti...20radio&page=1



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    Re: Where to buy weather radios now

    Radio Shack always has them



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    Re: Where to buy weather radios now

    The one listed above is a good one, however it did not say if it had the ability to program S.A.M.E. county codes in (where you program the code for your county in and goes off and alerts you when something is isuued for a county that you entered) it is a very good feature that I would highly recomend. Hy-Vee may or may not have them right now, I would also check Radio Shack. If you cant find one I would just give on I owe you.



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    Re: Where to buy weather radios now

    Quote Originally Posted by Ms3r4ISU View Post
    I know this has been discussed before during tornado season, but daughter in Kansas has one on her Christmas list. In central Iowa, does Hy-Vee still sell them? Any other places?
    Most Hy-vee stores still have them.



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    Re: Where to buy weather radios now

    Science center has the nicer ones.


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    Re: Where to buy weather radios now

    In addition to S.A.M.E., I think it's important to be able to disable the alarm based on the type of event. I don't want a tornado watch or flood watch waking me up in the middle of the night. Many radios don't let you selectively disable alarms.

    The one I use is this one:

    http://www.midlandradio.com/comersus...idProduct=3106

    I'm pretty sure I've seen it at Staples, although it's not particularly cheap ($60). You can get it $10 cheaper at amazon.



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    Re: Where to buy weather radios now

    I remember a couple years back when KCCI gave them away for free at the Hy-Vee on Mills. They had 1000 of them - all you had to do was walk in and say "Super Doppler HD", and Johnny Mac handed you one.



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    Re: Where to buy weather radios now

    Quote Originally Posted by mred View Post
    In addition to S.A.M.E., I think it's important to be able to disable the alarm based on the type of event. I don't want a tornado watch or flood watch waking me up in the middle of the night. Many radios don't let you selectively disable alarms.

    The one I use is this one:

    http://www.midlandradio.com/comersus...idProduct=3106

    I'm pretty sure I've seen it at Staples, although it's not particularly cheap ($60). You can get it $10 cheaper at amazon.
    That is a MUST! I had to turn mine off because it was squaking every time it rained about flooding at some small creek on the south side. Really, warn me about tornados and not creek flooding.


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    Re: Where to buy weather radios now

    Quote Originally Posted by brianhos View Post
    That is a MUST! I had to turn mine off because it was squaking every time it rained about flooding at some small creek on the south side. Really, warn me about tornados and not creek flooding.
    That creek is behind my house, and let me tell you, it floods like a *****!


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    Re: Where to buy weather radios now

    Radio Shack,Wal Mart.Target, and many others.



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    Re: Where to buy weather radios now

    Our county 911 sends out the "better" weather alerts on the volunteer fire/ambulance pagers.



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    Re: Where to buy weather radios now

    Quote Originally Posted by mred View Post
    In addition to S.A.M.E., I think it's important to be able to disable the alarm based on the type of event. I don't want a tornado watch or flood watch waking me up in the middle of the night. Many radios don't let you selectively disable alarms.

    The one I use is this one:

    http://www.midlandradio.com/comersus...idProduct=3106

    I'm pretty sure I've seen it at Staples, although it's not particularly cheap ($60). You can get it $10 cheaper at amazon.
    This type of radio is highly recommended. The HyVee ones do not do this. They'll only let you program location, not the type of alert.



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    Re: Where to buy weather radios now

    Sorry if it's been said but Hy-vee should still have them. I believe they are $29.99.



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    Re: Where to buy weather radios now

    MrsWx4Cy, you should be able to give updates on the weather, for us. I see you have a Meteorology degree.



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