SKYWARN District 6 Sevier County TN

What Is SKYWARN And How Do I Get Started

Sevier Co SKYWARN Frequency 146.850 WB4GBI System

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What Is SKYWARN And How Do I Get Started



The Class Will Teach You About :

 

  • Basics of thunderstorm development
  • Fundamentals of storm structure
  • Identifying potential severe weather features
  • Information to report
  • How to report information
  • Basic severe weather safety

 

In most years, thunderstorms, tornadoes and lightning caused hundreds of injuries and deaths and billions in property and crop damages.  To obtain critical weather information, the National Weather Service (NWS) established SKYWARN® with partner organizations. SKYWARN® is a volunteer program with between 350,000 and 400,000 trained severe weather spotters. These volunteers help keep their local communities safe by providing timely and accurate reports of severe weather to the National Weather Service.

Although SKYWARN® spotters provide essential information for all types of weather hazards, the main responsibility of a SKYWARN® spotter is to identify and describe severe local storms. In an average year, the the United States experiences more than 10,000 severe thunderstorms, 5,000 floods and more than 1,000 tornadoes.

Since the program started in the 1970s, the information provided by SKYWARN® spotters, coupled with Doppler radar technology, improved satellite and other data, has enabled NWS to issue more timely and accurate warnings for tornadoes, severe thunderstorms and flash floods. SKYWARN® storm spotters are citizens who form the nation's first line of defense against severe weather. There can be no finer reward than to know that their efforts have given communities the precious gift of time--seconds and minutes that can help save lives.

 

Who is eligible and how do I get started?

NWS encourages anyone with an interest in public service to join the SKYWARN® program. Volunteers include police and fire personnel, dispatchers, EMS workers, public utility workers and other concerned private citizens. Individuals affiliated with hospitals, schools, churches and nursing homes or who have a responsibility for protecting others are also encouraged to become a spotter.  Training is free and typically lasts about 2 hours. 

Amateur Radio Operators are also highly involved in SKYWARN with local nets taking reports, and forwarding them to the NWS..

The District Coordinator For District 6 SKYWARN  is N4JTQ Rick Sawaya..... There is also a on line course that you can take on SKYWARN, that website is ,   https://www.meted.ucar.edu/training_course.php?id=23 

Sevier Co SKYWARN Frequency 146.850 WB4GBI System

NOAA Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador.

Sevier County Amateur Radio Society Is A WRN Ambassador

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Sevier County Amateur Radio Society Is A WRN Ambassador

 

Building a Weather-Ready Nation requires more than government alone. It requires the entire Weather Enterprise to provide information for better community, business, and personal decision making, and innovative partnerships across all segments of society. We must involve everyone in an effort to move people – and society – toward heeding warnings, taking action, and influencing their circles of family, friends, and social network to act appropriately.

The WRN Ambassador initiative is the connecting hub of a vast network of federal, state, and local government agencies; emergency managers and city planners; researchers, the media; the insurance industry; nonprofit organizations; the private sector; and many others who are working together to address the impacts of extreme weather on daily life.

Together we will inform and empower communities, businesses, and people to make pre-event decisions that can be life-saving and prevent or limit devastating economic losses. We are a nation of many communities, and it is only through connected communities that we will achieve this goal.

 NOAA’s Weather-Ready Nation (WRN) initiative is about helping our nation become more resilient to increasing extreme weather, water and climate events. NOAA is working to keep these threats from becoming disasters with greater accuracy in forecasts and warnings, evolving services to community decision makers, and better ways to communicate risk to stakeholders and the public.   Have A Photo You Want To Share ,  Send To Me And I Will Publish ..

Hurricane Information & Links

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Many Folks In Our Area Are From Florida, or The East Coast, Amateur Radio Operators Help During This Time. We wanted to provide information  about the frequencies and centers that assist in these weather related activities ... Being A Weather Radio Nation !

  http://w4ehw.fiu.edu/wx4nhc-contact.html  

 Amateur Radio Station At The National Hurricane Center

Amateur Radio Station
at the
National Hurricane Center

 Amateur Radio HF Frequencies - (single sideband mode)
20 meters : 14.325 MHz Hurricane Watch Net (Main frequency during Hurricanes)
40 meters : 7.268 MHz Water Way Net (secondary frequency) Maritime Mobiles Net
80 meters : 3.815 MHz Caribbean Net, (Alternates: 3.950 : North Florida / 3.940 South Florida)

Amateur Radio EchoLink / IRLP
EchoLink Conference: "WX-TALK" Node 7203
EchoLink Alternate Conference: "VKEMCOMM"
IRLP Node 9219, Alternate Node: 9508 or 9123 

 https://www.hwn.org/policies/activationplans.html  

 The Hurricane Watch Net   

 https://www.wb4gbi.com/viewpark.html    

WB4GBI IRLP Repeater ,Active Links During Hurricanes

Other Related Weather Links

DIstrict 6 SKYWARN

District 6 SKYWARN

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DIstrict 6 SKYWARN

Providing Weather Information For Sevier And Surrounding Counties In East TN Plus Any Related Information On Weather  Events That May Affect Our Area

 https://www.facebook.com/groups/336406169705240/ 


District 6 SKYWARN

NWS Morristown TN

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National Weather Service Morristown TN

 https://www.weather.gov/mrx/ 

NWS Morristown TN

WRN

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Weather Ready Nation

 https://www.weather.gov/wrn/ 

WRN

NOAA

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NOAA's National Weather Service is building a Weather-Ready Nation by providing better information for better decisions to save lives and livelihoods 

 https://www.noaa.gov/weather 

NOAA

Severe Weather

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 Severe Weather
Is severe weather heading your way? Could your area be under a watch or warning? To find out, look at these sites.
http://www.spc.noaa.gov/products/
http://wunderground.com/severe.asp 

Severe Weather

Lightning Strikes

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 Lightning Strikes
Are storms heading your way? Could there be lightning? Click on the “Free National Map” to see two hours’ worth of lightning data.
http://www.lightningstorm.com/explorer.html 

Lightning Strikes

Forecast Models

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 Forecast Models
Have you always wanted to see how meteorologists predict the weather? Computer models are the basis of every forecast.
http://mag.ncep.noaa.gov/
http://weather.cod.edu/forecast/ 

Forecast Models

Radar Images

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 Radar Images
Do you hate waiting for your local radar forecast? Do you just want to know whether it’s going to rain or not? You can access current radar images at this site. On the U.S. map, click your area of interest.
http://weather.noaa.gov/radar/national.html
The images at these sites don’t update as often, but will tell the difference between rain, snow and ice.
http://www.intellicast.com
http://www.wunderground.com
http://www.weather.com 

Radar Images

Satellite Images

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 Satellite Images
Are you waiting for the sun to come out before you schedule your daily plans? There’s only so much you can learn by looking up in the sky, but satellites orbiting the Earth see just about everything, and the pictures they take can show you where the clouds are. Check it out!http://www.rap.ucar.edu/weather/satellite
http://wwwghcc.msfc.nasa.gov/GOES/ 

Satellite Images

MOS Output

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 MOS Output
Do you want to know the weather at a specific time? That’s why, in addition to the colorful graphics, the models also produce their own forecast. These are predictions of various parameters at three-hour intervals, including temperature, wind and cloud cover. Choose a state on the left side of the screen and check off a specific location on the right. Press the “Submit Query” button and it will bring up the latest forecast.
http://www.nws.noaa.gov/mdl/synop/products/bullform.all.htm 

MOS Output