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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 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.

Holiday Season Weather Net
First of all, I want to wish you all the best during this Holiday season. Being that the next two Thursdays fall on Christmas and New Years Day, there will be know weather nets held on those two evenings. The next regularly scheduled weather net will be on Thursday, January 8, 2015, on the 146.79 repeater in Vernon, CT. minus offset, and PL of 82.5.
Christmas Storm Nets

As all of you know, we have a strong low pressure system moving into our area, and we are under a flood watch from Tuesday afternoon through Christmas morning.  This means that some area’s could receive several inches of rain, causing local and urban flooding.

For the storm NWS is asking spotters to monitor 147.345 plus offset and PL of 77, and if NWS links in and ask for reports, please provide any criteria information.  Another option for reporting is to use the spotter report form found on the NWS Taunton MA web site.

Taunton Spotter Report Form


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