Sirius XM Weather & Emergency

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Sirius XM Weather & Emergency
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Broadcast area United States
Branding Emergency Alert
Frequency XM247
First air date 2004-09-10 on XM as XM EMergency Alert
Format 24/7 traffic and weather,
emergency alerts and news
Class Satellite radio channel
Affiliations The Weather Channel
Owner Sirius XM Radio
Website Sirius XM Weather & Emergency

Sirius XM Weather & Emergency was a free satellite radio channel dedicated to providing critical, updated information before, during and after natural disasters, weather emergencies and other hazardous incidents as well as AMBER Alerts to listeners across North America. The channel was also affiliated with The Weather Channel. It was normally a low bitrate channel, but bitrate was raised in case of widespread emergencies. The channel number, 247 on XM, is a reference to the term 24/7, the old name of the channel XM Emergency Alert.

As a promotional channel, it was available from any XM or Sirius radio without a subscription (which is required by law as part of the Emergency Alert System, which they are required to take part in).

These channels were discontinued during November 2010.

Former XM Logo as XM Emergency Alert

Past emergencies as XM Emergency Alert

During these events, XM Emergency Alert was used to give specific regional information for the affected area:


Hurricane Irene with an audio relay of The Weather Channel from August 28–29.










External links

  • Sirius XM Weather & Emergency - XM Webpage
  • Sirius XM Weather & Emergency - Sirius webapage
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