News and Announcements
- Skywarn Training Class for Amateur Radio Operators Saturday April 6 from 1100 - 1300
- NWS Tucson Forecast Office
520 N Park Av
U of A Campus Room 253
(Click here for parking map)
There will also be a short (<1 hour) Severe Weather Net Control Operator class immediately following the Skywarn Training for those interested in running a severe weather net. Note: You must either have your advanced spotter training or be getting it this year to be an NCO, but everyone is welcome to stay for the class to find out how those severe weather nets operate.
- ATTENTION SECTOR 1 SPOTTERS: We are updating our spotter database, please help by filling out this form.
- Click Here to see the weather station siting information discussed on the August 15th General Information Net!
- New Net List and forms for Net Control during severe weather activation nets added here.
Non-Monsoon Season Net Schedule in effect . Next net is March 15.
What is Skywarn®?
SKYWARN is the National Weather Service (NWS) program of trained severe weather spotters. SKYWARN volunteers support their local community and government by providing the NWS with timely and accurate severe weather and flood reports. These reports, when integrated with modern NWS technology, are used to inform communities of the proper actions to take as weather threatens. The key focus of the SKYWARN program is to save lives and property through the use of observations and reports of trained volunteers. For more information visit the National Weather Service official SKYWARN page.
Amateur Radio and SKYWARN
Amateur radio operators comprise a large percentage of the SKYWARN volunteers across the country. During times of severe weather a SKYWARN net may be activated, providing a real-time way to pass information between spotters and the NWS warning desk without tying up their phone lines. The Amateur radio operators also provide vital communication between the NWS and emergency management if normal communications become inoperative.
The next Sector 1 SKYWARN General Information Net will be:
March 15, 2019 @ 1930 MST, 0230 Zulu
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NCS: KI7FZH, ANDREAS
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