Skywarn Training – Windham County

The National Weather Service (NWS) in Boston/Norton Massachusetts will be sponsoring a severe weather spotter training session, part of its SKYWARN program.

The session is open to the public at no charge. Amateur Radio Operators, Emergency managers, police, fire, and other first responders are encouraged to attend. Everyone age 16 and olderwho stays to complete the training will be able to become trained NWS weather spotters.

The training session includes a two-hour thirty-minute computer-based presentation, which discusses the development of thunderstorms, the criteria for “severe” thunderstorms, as well as the cloud features associated with severe thunderstorms and tornados. Additional information will be presented about winter storms and proper snow measurement and reporting of coastal flooding, river, stream, and urban flooding and rainfall measurements. The session will also present the procedure for reporting weather information to the National Weather Service. Safety procedures for the various forms of summer severe weather (severe thunderstorms, tornadoes and lightning), winter storms, and flooding will also be covered in the training session. Anyone attending should bring a pen or pencil and bringing a notebook is optional.

Training is free but registration required: Click here to register


Wed, May 23, 2018
7:00 PM – 9:30 PM EDT
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Hampton Community Center
178 Main Street
Hampton, CT
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Skywarn Nets

Skywarn nets will be held for today’s (1/5) Winter Storm Warning. All are welcome and encouraged to check in and report measured snow totals.

Windham County nets will be held on the K1MUJ Repeater, 147.225/PL 156.7: 10:00 am, 1:00, 4:00, 7:00 and 10:00 pm

New London County nets will be held on the W1DX Repeater, 147.060/PL 156.7: 9:00 am, 12:00, 3:00 and 6:00 pm

Looking for reports of:
-Snow total accumulation (measured)
-Changeover type and timing (snow-to-rain, etc.)
-Measured Wind Gusts
-Any infrastructure damage from wind or snow/ice/wind combo.
-Power outages
-Road closures, automobile accidents
-Trees, wires down

This schedule is subject to change per conditions and NWS. Additional nets TBD.

Be sure to report your final totals either on the last scheduled net or to NWS via the 800 number or online spotter report form.