On Page 51 it says:
1. Press WX to identify the weather station with the strongest signal for your location.
2. Press FUNC and then PROG to access the FIPS code entry table
3. Use the /\ or \/ keys to select the desired FIPS code storage location.
4. Use the numeric keys to enter the desired FIPS code and then pres ENT to store the code. Press TEXT to label the code entry with an alphanumeric text table if desired. Repeat the process for all FIPS codes you may wish to store.
5. Press L/OUT to lock out or enable specific FIPS entries.
6. Press WX to exit FIPS code entry table.
7. Press FUNC and then WX to initiate SAME (aka FIPS) standby. The scanner will monitor the selected weather station for alerts that match the FIPS codes that you entered. To exit SAME standby press FUNC and then WX.
A fine weather feature on the 97 & 2055. It does indeed alert in severe weather with the FIPS set. Understand the FIPS programing. Practice setting and unsetting it if you live in a high severe weather prone area. It could very well save you and your families life. PRICELESS. http://myweb.cableone.net/marksscanners/97/97.html
I still think it makes more sense to purchase a dedicated weather radio. Using a scanner sort of defeats the purpose of the scanner since it can't use the SAME system and scan at the same time. You can set weather priority which will alert you when it receives the 1050hz tone but the SAME won't work.