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Next SKYWARN® Training Session - TBA
Thanks to all who attended April 17th at the Gorham Recreation Department

SKYWARN® is
a volunteer program with nearly 290,000 trained severe weather spotters across the country. These volunteers help keep their local communities safe by providing timely and accurate reports of severe weather to the National Weather Service.

To ensure a network of knowledgeable volunteers and accurate reporting, those who are interested in becoming spotters are asked to attend a training session provided by a local office of the National Weather Service. SKYWARN®  training is provided free of charge and typically covers these areas:

  • Basics of thunderstorm development
  • Fundamentals of storm structure
  • Identifying potential severe weather features
  • Information to report
  • How to report information
  • Basic severe weather safety
Training sessions are held in Maine by the Gray Forecast Office, typically in the late spring and early summer months. To keep informed of the latest training dates and locations you can listen for announcements on NOAA Weather Radio, or check the Yankee SKYWARN®  web page. 
SKYWARN Training at Gorham Recreation

For more information about SKYWARN, explore these links:


SKYWARN® Related Links Weather Related Links
Lightning Safety
Storm Prediction Center Convective Outlooks
Estimating Wind Speeds
Hurricanes
Advanced Hydrologic Predictive Service
Flood Safety
Tornado Guide
Hail
Fujita Scale
Types of Thunderstorms

SKYWARN & Weather Nets

The Yankee SKYWARN® net meets every Wednesday evening at 8:30PM local time and every Saturday evening at 7:30PM local time on the KQ1L linked repeater system. 

During severe weather and SKYWARN® activations, spotters are encouraged to check the KQ1L system to see if a SKYWARN® representative is taking reports. Hams in the greater Portland area may also check the 147.090 (+ / 100) or 147.045 (+ / 103.5) repeaters to forward reports. 

Town Location Call Sign Frequency / Offset PL Tone
Buckfield
Streaked Mt.
KQ1L 146.880  /  -
100
Dixmont
Mt. Harris
KQ1L 146.850  /  -
100
Camden
Rockport - Ragged Mt.
KQ1L 146.820  /  -
100
Augusta
Sand Hill
KQ1L 146.670  /  -
100
Lincoln

KQ1L 147.000  /  +
100
Sanford

N1KMA 146.805  /  -
156.7
Sanford

N1KMA 441.500  /  +
156.7
Island Falls
Merrill
KB1JVQ 145.170  /  -
123.0
Falmouth
Blackstrap Hill
W1QUI 147.090  /  + 100
Nashua, NH

WW1Y 147.045  /  +
100
Paxton, MA
Worcester County
W1BIM 146.970  /  -
114.8

Southern New England SKYWARN Frequency List

Kingdom Weather Net  (Vermont)  -  Monday - Friday at 8:30PM on the Jay Peak repeater (K1JAY 146.745  /  -  100Hz), and Sunday at 5PM on 3933 kHz.   

Maine NOAA Weather Radio Stations

Site Name Transmitter Name Call Sign Frequency Power WFO
Falmouth Blackstrap Hill KDO95 162.550 500 Gray, ME
Ellsworth Ellsworth KEC93 162.400 1000 Caribou, ME
Milo Milo KHB54 162.550 1000 Caribou, ME
Frenchville Frenchville KHB55 162.475 300 Caribou, ME
Meddybemps Meddybemps KHC47 162.425 300 Caribou, ME
Greenville Greenville WNG542 162.425 300 Caribou, ME
Jonesboro (Marine) Jonesboro WNG543 162.450 1000 Caribou, ME
Sugarloaf Mtn Sugarloaf Mtn WNG547 162.450 300 Gray, ME
Dresden Blinn Hill WSM60 162.475 300 Gray, ME
Caribou Mars Hill WXM77 162.525 200 Caribou, ME
Springfield Lakeville WXN28 162.500 1000 Caribou, ME
NWR Station Listing for Maine NOAA Weather Radio

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