Get text messages on your mobile phone with news, weather and more from

Stay connected to us wherever you are! With Yakima Txt Alerts, get breaking news updates along with other area information sent to you as a text message to your wireless device.

Choose from the following message categories:

  • Severe Weather - Receive direct notification when the National Weather Service issues severe weather alerts for the counties listed below.
  • Daily Weather Forecast - Delivered Monday-Friday at 7 a.m. each morning with the day's forecast.
  • Breaking News - Learn first about important breaking news stories.
  • Entertainment Pick of the Week - Delivered Thursday afternoon with our pick for what you shouldn't miss the upcoming weekend.
  • Sports News - Not every score from every game - but you will hear first about the big games or results from your school.
  • School Closings/Notices - Get important information from your school.

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Step 1: Sign-Up - Test Your Phone

Please complete the information below and click on the CONTINUE button.

In Step 2 of the sign up process, a personal authorization code will be sent to your mobile phone or email address. You will need to enter the 5-digit code in the next screen within (5) minutes in order to verify and complete your enrollment in the system. Do not navigate away from that screen until your enrollment is complete.

Important: Our systems are tested for performance and reliability on a frequent basis. However, normal network transmission limitations can occur from time-to-time and may cause delays in the receipt of messages.

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Important: You may update message preferences or unsubscribe at any time. Check your wireless provider for any message and data rates that may apply.

Message Groups

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1) Severe Weather

2) News

3) El Sol (delivered in Spanish)

4) Sports

5) School Closings & Notices

6) Tourneytown

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