When the NWS anticipates severe weather, it contacts local Skywarn program coordinators to schedule net control operators for the event.
Danny Straessle, program coordinator for Arkansas Skywarn, got a call from the NWS asking him to set up a net for the next day.
AnythingWeather also offers the largest offering of Skywarn
storm spotter merchandise and weather station hardware through their on-line weather store located at http://www.
Volunteers in the Skywarn
program will be taught about weather events similar to those listed in the Severe Weather Spotter's Guide.
Algieri said many of the CMARA members are also Skywarn
severe weather spotters, reporting to the National Weather Service.
spotter in Auburn recorded rainfall as heavy as 1.
Macedo, ham radio emergency services Skywarn
coordinator for the past 18 years, said ham radio operators played a vital role in warning the public on June 1, 2011.
BRIMFIELD - The images of the June 1, 2011, EF-3 tornado that ripped through parts of town drew knowing nods from the approximately 60 people who attended yesterday afternoon's National Weather Service Skywarn
training session at Hitchcock Free Academy.
He said the Weather Service may schedule a Skywarn
weather spotter training session in the area next year.
Hams also volunteer as auxiliary weather reporters with the National Weather Service, through SKYWARN
GARDNER - Ten people were trained as Skywarn
weather spotters for the National Weather Service this weekend to help the organization match what it sees on its radar with what is actually happening on the ground in extreme weather conditions.
WORCESTER - About 75 weather enthusiasts got the lowdown on squall lines, shelf clouds, wall clouds and supercell thunderstorms last week at a National Weather Service Skywarn
spotter training class at the National Guard Armory on Skyline Drive.