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Skywarn Image The next Hartford-Tolland Weather Net is on the 5 May, 2016 at 9:00 PM on the 146.79 repeater. Skywarn Image
SKYWARN Training
Spring 2016
Monday, 2 May

We are pleased to announce that on Monday, May 2, NWS will be conducting a Skywarn training class for Hartford and Tolland Counties at the Bloomfield Senior Center, 330 Park Ave, Bloomfield, CT, from 6:30PM to 9:PM.

All radio amateurs, and first responders are welcome to attend, with no prior registration required. Pass the word at your cub meetings, and on the air.


Hartford/Tolland SKYWARN

We are a volunteer group of Radio Amateurs that work with the National Service Forecast office in Taunton Massachusetts.   

SKYWARN is a concept developed in the late 1960s that was intended to promote a cooperative effort between the National Weather Service and communities. The emphasis of the effort is often focused on the storm spotter, an individual who takes a position near their community and reports wind gusts, hail size, rainfall, and cloud formations that could signal a developing tornado. Another part of SKYWARN is the receipt and effective distribution of National Weather Service information.
Spring Season


CoCoRaHS is a grassroots volunteer network of backyard weather observers of all ages and backgrounds working together to measure and map precipitation (rain, hail and snow) in their local communities. By using low-cost measurement tools, stressing training and education, and utilizing an interactive Web-site, our aim is to provide the highest quality data for natural resource, education and research applications. The only requirements to join are an enthusiasm for watching and reporting weather conditions and a desire to learn more about how weather can effect and impact our lives.

To join: CoCoRaHS
Hartford-Tolland Weather
The weekly meeting of the Hartford-Tolland County Weather Net is on Thursday evenings at 9 PM on the 146.79 repeater (minus offset and PL of 82.5).   Come join us.

However, SKYWARN nets may happen at any time and your help is always appreciated by the NWS in Taunton!  
Listen Live Link!
Hartford-Tolland SKYWARN is pleased to announce something new for SKYWARN and ham radio in the Hartford and Tolland County area.   It’s a brand new Listen Live Link for the 146.79 repeater in Vernon, CT, which is used for Weather and SKYWARN nets.

We extend our sincere thanks to Eric, KB1EHE, from Farmington, and Rod, N1FNE, from Southington, for all their hard work in developing this project.  This new link will now give Skywarn volunteers and those who are interested  in ham radio, a hands on listening experience.  Enjoy this new way of listening to SKYWARN!
Listen Live Link

Current Weather Map

Taunton Spotter Report Form
Current Watches, Warnings, Advisories
from NOAA Taunton 


National Weather Service 2
Glossary of Weather Terms

Net Control Stations Needed


One of the biggest challenges facing weather and SKYWARN nets, is the need for NCS stations.  As you know, the weather nets are usually held each Thursday at 9 P.M.  This type of net is kept very informal, and is an excellent training medium for future NCS stations.

Being an NCS is very rewarding, and I hope you think about doing this, and supporting the Skywarn program here in Hartford and Tolland counties.