Category Archives: NWS & SKYWARN

Sept Meeting – NWS Severe Weather Spotter/SKYWARN Training Program 2016

The National Weather Service from Hanford, California will be presenting the annual Severe Weather Spotter / SKYWARN training at the September CARP Meeting.

This is a great program for not only spotter training but also a great education on weather.

Time/Date:

Friday Sepember 2nd, 2016 at 7:00 pm

Location:

Clovis Senior Center
850 Fourth Street
Clovis, CA

Sept Meeting – NWS Severe Weather Spotter/SKYWARN Training Program 2016

The National Weather Service from Hanford, California will be presenting the annual Severe Weather Spotter / SKYWARN training at the September CARP Meeting.

This is a great program for not only spotter training but also a great education on weather.

Time/Date:

Friday Sepember 2nd, 2016 at 7:00 pm

Location:

Clovis Senior Center
850 Fourth Street
Clovis, CA

2013 SKYWARN Recognition Day

2013 SKYWARN Recognition Day
December 7, 2013, from 0000z to 2400z

SKYWARN Recognition Day was developed in 1999 by the National Weather Service and the American Radio Relay League. It celebrates the contributions that volunteer SKYWARN radio operators make to the National Weather Service. During the day SKYWARN operators visit NWS offices and contact other radio operators across the world.

EVENT NEWS:11/12/2013
About 50 offices have already registered and more register each day. At this rate, we’ll likely surpass 100 participating offices again.

If you will be utilizing echolink during SRD and would like to participate via the “Eastern or Western Reflector” please visit VoipWx.net for more details.

Thanks again to ARRL for graciously co-hosting the 15th edition of SKYWARNTM Recognition Day.
Click on the links below for further information about the 2013 Event.

Operating Procedures

Participating Offices and QSL Information

Echolink Names and IRLP Nodes

Hanford / HNX Information:

For more participation information about the Hanford (HNX) office, please contact James Brotherton.

Ham Operators Track Storms in Georgia

AccessNorthGa.com
by Ken Stanford Editor
January 11, 2011

‘Hams’ play big part in tracking storms

GAINESVILLE – Ham radio operaors play a key role in many places in Georgia when events such as the snowstorm occur.

Hall County relies on a network of more than 30 amateur radio operators in times like these, according to fire chief David Kimbrell, who also serves as the county’s Emergency Management Agency director.

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2010 SKYWARN Recognition Day

ARRL.org

2010 SKYWARN Recognition Day

The 12th Annual SKYWARN Recognition Day (SRD) Special Event will take place Saturday, December 4, 2010. SRD is co-sponsored by the ARRL and the National Weather Service (NWS) as a way to recognize the commitment made by Amateur Radio operators in helping to keep their communities safe. According to SRD Coordinator David Floyd, N5DBZ, Amateur Radio operators can visit their local participating NWS office, working as a team to contact other hams across the world throughout the 24 hour event.

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NWS Products and Services Reference Available

October 30, 2010

NWS Products and Services Reference Guidebook Now Available

The National Weather Service (NWS) provides many products and services which can be used by other governmental agencies, Tribal Nations, the private sector, the public and the global community. The data and services provided by the NWS are designed to fulfill users’ needs and provide valuable information in the areas of weather, hydrology and climate. In addition, the NWS has numerous partnerships with private and other government entities. These partnerships help facilitate the mission of the NWS, which is to protect life and property and enhance the national economy. This document is intended to serve as a reference guide and information manual of the products and services provided by the NWS on a national basis

The guide can be found at National Weather Service website at http://www.weather.gov/om/guide/

Meeting: CARP – October 1st, 2010 @ 7:00pm

Clovis Amateur Radio Pioneers
Membership Meeting

Come joins us for our Friday October 2nd,  2010 membership meeting. This months meeting will be our annual SKYWARN/Severe weather spotter training night. The National Weather Service from Hanford will be presenting thier Sever Weather Spotter training program. The program has been updated over the last few years so it should have some new information for those who have attended this in the past.

The meeting is open to all amateurs and the general public.

Time/Date:
Friday October 1st, 2010 at 7:00 pm

Location:
Clovis Senior Center – Classroom
850 Fourth Street
Clovis, CA

Contact:
info@k6arp.org

Hazardous Weather Awareness Week in California

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Sept. 17, 2009

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Wildfires Among Education Topics of NOAA’s
Hazardous Weather Awareness Week in California

The NOAA National Weather Service forecast offices serving California will host the third annual Hazardous Weather Awareness Week for the Golden State, Sept. 21-26, 2009. During the week, meteorologists will educate the public about the dangers of severe weather in California and encourage them to take action when life and property are at risk.

“Preparing for hazardous weather begins with knowing what type of dangerous weather your community is prone to, having an emergency kit on-hand and developing and practicing a plan for what to do during a weather emergency,” said Bob Tibi, director of the National Weather Service’s Western Region. “Stay abreast of quickly changing weather situations through local news and NOAA Weather Radio and heed all orders issued by local officials.”

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