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Skywarn Image The next Hartford-Tolland Weather Net is on the 9 March, 2017 at 9:00 PM on the 146.79 repeater. Skywarn Image

Hartford/Tolland SKYWARN

SKYWARN Classes
Spring 2017

For Hartford County:

 

Saturday, April 8 from 9:30AM until Noon at the Berlin Community Center, 230 Kensington Rd. Berlin, CT, 06037.

The class will be taught by Rob, KD1CY from the NWS.   You will need to preregister with Rob, KD1CY via email rmacedo@rcn.com

For Tolland County:

Wednesday,  May 24 from 7:00 PM to 9:30PM at the Tolland Fire Department, 191 Merrow Rd. Tolland, CT, 06084

The class will be taught by NWS and you will need to preregister with Rob, KD1CY  via email rmacedo@rcn.com

 

 

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


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 NET
 
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!  
 
 
 

Current Weather Map

Clickable Wx Maps


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.


SKYWARN Training