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How to obtain a weather code

We want to give viewers timely information about school, day care, church, and large business closings. In order to accomplish this goal, we’ve established the following criteria: WE WILL AIR CLOSINGS FOR SCHOOLS, DAY CARE CENTERS (servicing a minimum of 30 children), CHURCHES, CITY & COUNTY GOVERNMENT ORGANIZATIONS and LARGE BUSINESSES ONLY. (“Large Business” is defined as a business with 75 or more employees.)

If your business or organization meets the above criteria and you would like to obtain a closure ID and code, please contact us on company letterhead with the following information:

  • Business/Organization’s Name (up to 27 characters including spaces)
  • Business/Organization Type
  • Number of Paid Employees
  • Number of Children/Students (for churches, list number of congregants/members)
  • Full Address
  • County
  • Email Address
  • Phone Number
  • Fax Number
  • Authorized Contact Person (maximum 3-primary must be the person that makes closure decisions)
  • Contact Person’s Home and Cell Number
  • Contact Person’s Job Title and direct e-mail address
  • Correspondence must contain the name, official title and signature of the person that makes the closure decision

* Not meeting required criteria will result in denial of a closing ID/code.

Mail to:

Closure Desk
c/o WRAL-TV5
PO Box 12000
Raleigh, NC 27605

Email: closings@wral.com

We may contact your organization or use other methods to verify the information you’ve provided. For security purposes we do NOT provide closing codes over the telephone or via email solicitation. Your ID and code will be sent to you within our standard processing times. We review/process weather codes every 60 days and more often depending upon impending weather events.

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