NOAA Weather Radio

NOAA Weather Radio (NWR) is a nationwide network of radio stations broadcasting continuous weather information direct from a nearby National Weather Service office.  NWR broadcasts National Weather Service warnings, watches, forecasts and other hazard information 24 hours a day.  Working with the Federal Communication Commission’s (FCC) Emergency Alert System, NWR is an “all hazards” radio network, making it a great resource for comprehensive weather and emergency information.  NWR also broadcasts warning and post-event information for all types of hazards — both natural (such as severe weather activity) and environmental (such as chemical releases).

Douglas County residents who live in the SOUTHERN portions of the County can access the NOAA Weather Radio, Franktown transmitter, with frequency 162.450MHz.

Douglas County residents living in the NORTHERN portions of the County can access the NOAA Weather Radio, Denver transmitter, with frequency 162.550MHz.

Try both frequencies and choose the one with the best reception!

There are other transmitters in the State, however, ONLY the Denver and Franktown transmitters will provide you with information for Douglas County.  Douglas County S.A.M.E. Code:  8035.

RAWS – Remote Area Weather Station

The Remote Area Weather Service (RAWS) is located in Franktown.  RAWS assists Emergency Services by tracking fuel moistures and weather data that is helpful in determining our wildland fire danger.

Additional Resources

Emergency Management

4000 Justice Way
Castle Rock, CO 80109
Phone: 303.660.7589
Fax: 303.814.8790
Email Contact

Office Hours:

8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Tim Johnson
Emergency Management Director
TMJohnso@dcsheriff.net

Douglas County Sheriff

Justice Center

4000 Justice Way
Castle Rock, CO 80109
Phone: 303.660.7505

Office Hours

Monday through Friday
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.


Highlands Ranch Substation

9250 Zotos Drive
Highlands Ranch, CO 80129
Phone: 303.784.7800

Office Hours

Monday through Friday
7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.


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