NOAA Weather Alert Radio

The gold standard of NOAA Weather Radios. The WR120 Emergency Weather Alert Radio features S.A.M.E. localized programming and alerts you to over 60 kinds of weather hazards and emergencies. When a severe weather watch or warning is issued by the National Weather Service, the WR120 automatically alerts you, giving you the seconds you need to seek shelter.

How To Program Your WR120

WR120 Selectable Alert Reference Chart

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SAME Localized Reception

Continuous Backlighting Option- Keeps the LCD on

25 Programmable Counties

Color Coded Alert Indicators

Alert Override automatically switches over to warn you of impending danger

Alarm Clock with Snooze


What's in the box

  • All Hazards Weather Alert Radio
  • AC Power Adapter
  • Owner's Manual

Product Support


NOAA Weather Alert Radio is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 8.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Weather Radio and my first!!! This radio is great because of all of its features, like the alarm clock and obisouly the WX Radio. This is my first ever WX Radio and I look forward to buying more from Midland.
Date published: 2018-01-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from reacted very well to the team in the CDMX earthquake on 19 September 2017
Date published: 2017-10-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I’m very pleased with this radio. It gets all the alerts fast. I’m thinking of buying the better models that Midland has now that I see how good they are.
Date published: 2017-08-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This radio is the one and only Midland Classic. It has been active for 5 years now and has had every single alert Come in. I highly recommend it if you are looking for a simple and easy to program NOAA WX Radio.
Date published: 2017-06-16
Rated 3 out of 5 by from One of the few NOAA weather radios on the market. Since my community is too cheap to invest in tornado sirens, I decided to purchase my own in-house warning system. The Midland NOAA receiver fills this void nicely. With the home office address here in the U.S I was hoping that the radio would be made here as well. Unfortunately, this radio is manufactured in CHINA. It would have been nice if it took and recharged lithium batteries, but it doesn't. I found the set up of the radio fairly easy after watching a You Tube video produced by an independent You Tuber. I would have preferred Midland to advertise this as a Chinese manufactured product. I would have given it four or five stars if it was American made and supported rechargeable batteries. Since this is one of the only viable NOAA radios available, I'd recommend it to anyone who needs one.
Date published: 2018-05-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing radio! I bought this radio, about 2 months ago and works pretty great when I recieve a Flash Flood Warning on the radio I put everything high enough so that water cannot flood. Works very great! Highly recommend it!
Date published: 2018-04-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I had one before Had 100 and it woreout had to have another because it works so good.
Date published: 2018-05-27
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Is this radio good for RVs? Do I have to change S.A.M.E. every trip or does it have the ability to pick up any signal from the current location?

Asked by: FLRVer
Hello there, We would not suggest the WR120 for in-vehicle use as is unit should be plugged into an AC outlet in the home with AA batteries as backup. You must program the S.A.M.E codes for the area you are in, but you are able to set up to 25 nearby counties as well - it does not change automatically. We do have one weather unit that is able to pick up local towers without any programming. That would be the HH50B. This is a pocket weather radio with 3 simple settings "off", "on", and "alert". "On" will find the strongest broadcast automatically, but you can always tune up or down. "Alert" will be a silent mode where the radio will pick up and sound if the NWS sends an alert out. This function should be used when there is a potential for bad weather. If you have any other questions on any of our products, please just give us a call! We will assist you in purchasing the correct radio for your needs. Monday - Friday between 8:00am - 4:30pm CST we can be reached at 816-241-8500. MidlandUSA
Answered by: Midland Support
Date published: 2018-06-04

When an alert goes off and the message is said, does it automatically shut off when finished? My parents had one that was similar and we always had to go over and hit the snooze button.

Asked by: bstaylor
Hello, the answer to your question is actually "yes" and "no" based on the alert type chosen. Alert Type Description Display - When the DISPLAY alert type is chosen, only a text alert will scroll on the display. There will be no audible alarm. Voice - When the VOICE alert type is chosen, the alert tone will sound for 8 seconds, then you will hear the voice of the weather broadcast for 3 minutes (or you can snooze before that time). Tone - When the TONE alert type is chosen, the alert tone will sound for 3 minutes, or until you press any button. So yes, in voice mode after 3 minutes of the broadcast it will turn off on it's own!
Answered by: Midland Support
Date published: 2018-05-29

With the WR120 is there any way in the Voice alert type to lower the volume of the 8 second alert tone? We find it much too loud and don't need the heart attack that its sounding might cause. Thank you!

Asked by: Not Hard of Hearing
Hello there, we totally understand that is a concern for some people however it is a life saving feature! The WR120 does not have a volume control for the alert. However, you can pick up the WR300 which does have a high and low setting!
Answered by: Midland Support
Date published: 2018-05-14

What is the difference between the WR120 and the WR120EZ? I am more interested in tornado alerts than any other feature.

Asked by: Chuck Okie
Hello Chuck, There are a few different SKU versions of the WR120 since this item has been in production/circulation a long time. First thing to note; ALL of our weather radios will have Tornado Warning/Watch so have no fear there. (For more on selectable alerts, please check the selectable alerts link on the page! - https://midlandusa.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/WR120-Selectable-Alert-Reference-Chart.pdf ) Now for SKUs: WR120C - clamshell packaging WR120B - box packaging WR120EZ - is also in box packaging meaning that WR120B and WR120EZ are the same thing The EZ denotes an easy set up - instead of having to locate the specific S.A.M.E code for your area, you would be met with a set up sequence that asks you your state, then county. This is a newer updated version, but both work extremely well! For any other questions or help programming your radio give us a call! MidlandUSA
Answered by: Midland Support
Date published: 2018-05-03

I just purchased last night and did not see tornado warnings listed, only watches. Does it alert you to a tornado warning?

Asked by: crkrjax
Hello there, Yes, Tornado Warning is already pre-programmed and unable to be disabled as a function of the radio. Please take a look at this helpful chart so that you are able to see all selectable alerts for the WR120! https://midlandusa.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/WR120-Selectable-Alert-Reference-Chart.pdf We are so happy you purchased a life saving product like the WR120 and we want to do everything we can to be sure everyone stays safe in dangerous weather conditions! If you have any other questions, please give us a call at 816-241-8500 between the hours of 8:00am- 4:30pm CST Monday - Friday! MidlandUSA
Answered by: Midland Support
Date published: 2018-05-03

Does this work in Canada? NOAA Is for america so?

Asked by: WeatherTrackerAlbert
That is correct, NOAA weather is the term used in the USA. However, this radio will work in Canada as they have Weathradio. You would just need to set your area when you program this unit. Below is the link you would require! https://www.canada.ca/en/environment-climate-change/services/weatheradio/find-your-network.html
Answered by: Midland Support
Date published: 2018-04-26

My Midland WR120 is good in all but when I recieve alerts on the radio it only says specific codes for alert messages such as TOR (Tornado Warning) or CDW (Civil Danger Warning) Is there a way to turn off the code and say the full message? Thanks

Asked by: Weatherman8000
Hello there, yes of course. It sounds like you have your radio alert set to "Display". When the "Voice" alert type is chosen, the alert tone will sound for 8 seconds, then you will hear the voice of the weather broadcast for 3 minutes. If you need any further assistance with your WR120 please give us a call at 816-241-8500 Monday - Friday between 8:00am - 4:30pm CST.
Answered by: Midland Support
Date published: 2018-04-23

Wich model of WR radios has an external output to an amplifier

Asked by: Rafael
The WR120 and the WR300
Answered by: Midland Support
Date published: 2018-04-20
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