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Skywarn Image The next Hartford-Tolland Weather Net is on the November 27 at 9:00 PM on the 146.79 repeater. Skywarn Image
 

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.
 
Fall Season
 

CoCoRahs


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
 

Current Weather Map

 

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.

 

SKYWARN™ Recognition Day

Begins:  7:00 PM Friday, December 5th
Ends: 7:00 PM Saturday, December 6th

SKYWARN™ Recognition Day (SRD) provides a venue for National Weather Service (NWS) offices to recognize Amateur ("ham") Radio operators for their commitment in helping keep their communities weathersafe. During every tropical weather threat, and many other major weather events, Amateur Radio operators staff local NWS and American Red Cross shelters and stand ready to provide emergency communications should standard services fail or become overloaded.

Many Amateur Radio operators are also trained as SKYWARN™ weather spotters by local NWS offices, to provide valuable information during hazardous weather situations. Often, these spotter reports allow NWS meteorologists to issue severe weather warnings with greater advance notice and confidence than would otherwise be possible.

During the 24-hour event, Amateur Radio operators throughout the country will visit their local NWS office, set up portable radio stations to simulate emergency conditions, and work in teams to exchange weather reports with other hams across the nation and the globe.

 

 

 

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 (+ 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!  
 
Current Watches, Warnings, Advisories
from NOAA Taunton 

Taunton Spotter Report Form

Hurricane Season

Hurricane season in the Atlantic begins June 1st and ends November 30th. The Eastern Pacific hurricane season begins May 15th and also ends November 30th.

Below you will find some useful links on the Hurricane Page.

 

National Weather Service 2
Glossary of Weather Terms



 

 


Hurricane Page
Mike's Weather Page