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Author Topic: "SkyWarn" public service  (Read 2942 times)
KD0ZGW
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« on: June 20, 2016, 11:45:10 AM »

Relatively new ham just learning about VHF.  Last nite we had multiple tornado warnings.  Was listening to the guys doing their "SkyWarn" thing.  Was actually quite useful to know where the funnel clouds were being sighted in real time while we were hiding out in the basement bathroom. XYL and daughter were impressed.

Something I will be getting involved in this summer.

KD0ZGW
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KC9NVP
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« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2016, 05:23:00 AM »

If you would like to become a weather spotter, I would recommend getting in contact with your local radio club and make contact with your county emergency coordinator (see http://www.arrl.org/Groups/view/minnesota and http://www.minnesotaares.org/ares/). 

SkyWarn website can be found here: http://skywarn.org/.  Check out the Local Group tab on the website and it will bring up a map of the US where you can select the state for your location and drill down to a location close to where you live.

If you do find that you would like to help, welcome aboard and good luck.

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NA4IT
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« Reply #2 on: June 21, 2016, 05:59:26 AM »

The ideal people to contact about SKYWARN is you local weather service office. SKYWARN is a program of the National Weather Service. It is open to anyone, especially amateur radio operators. They should point you to the right people locally.

It is important that you 1) attend a SKYWARN Storm Spotter class or 2) do some self study online.

After a 20 year lapse in my amateur radio stint, SKYWARN is what got me back into it.

Your local office is Twin Cities (http://www.weather.gov/mpx/)

Also, they have a Spotter class scheduled for this Wednesday in Owatonna, MN.
http://www.weather.gov/mpx/skywarnschedule
If you can attend, contact them pronto...

It looks like https://metroskywarn.org/ may be your local SKYWARN group.
They have a lot of resources on their site.

If I could offer one piece of advice, it would be this.... never let your service be "for" an entity, let it be for your fellow citizens. That will always keep you focused, and won't let you down.

Scott, NA4IT
NWS-MRX District 3 SKYWARN Representative.
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