W2CRA ~ Skywarn
Skywarn Coordinator Hunterdon County ~ Barry Campbell, K2BC
Assistant Coordinators ~
Coordinator Emeritus ~ George Morgan, N2VWL
Skywarn Coordinator's Net
The Skywarn Coordinator's net meets every Thursday evening at 2100 hours on Cherryville's 147.015 repeater. The repeater is linked to other repeaters in Pa., Md, and central New Jersey. Get all the latest Skywarn information each week.
WHAT IS SKYWARN?
SKYWARN is a National Weather Service (NWS) program of trained volunteer severe weather spotters. Formed in the early 1970's, it has been invaluable in providing information to the NWS in time to get the appropriate warnings issued.
The SKYWARN program saves lives and property through observations and reports from trained volunteers. With all the modern technology at their disposal, the NWS can only determine the potential for severe weather. They must rely on the public, law enforcement personnel, and trained weather spotters for information regarding what is really happening at ground level.
Accurate and reliable info from the general public is often difficult to get. That is why the NWS has found that having trained weather spotters increases the quality of the information they receive. With the Federal Government down sizing their budget and manpower, the NWS must rely more on us to be their eyes in the field.
Are you interested in becoming a Skywarn Weather Spotter? Come to the next Skywarn Weather Spotter training session. Sessions are open to all interested individuals, not just to Amateur Radio Operators.
Skywarn spotters training classes in our area
Skywarn Training Class At The Cherryville Hamfest
The Mt.Holly Office of NWS offers a Skywarn training class at the Cherryville Hamfest in March each year. Everyone is welcome to attend, you don't have to be a ham to be a Skywarn spotter. Session begins at 10:00 am, see the Hamfest page for hamfest details and a map for next year's Hamfest.
You can visit http://wx2phi.skywarn.net/skywarn~training.html for training sites.
For further information, or contact our Skywarn Coordinator, Barry Campbell, K2BC.