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SKYWARN is the link between the Amateur Radio Emergency Service and the National Weather Service


SKYWARN is the part of the Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) that serves as the “eyes and ears” of the National Weather Service (NWS) during severe and significant weather.  One of the most sophisticated and advanced weather radar and forecasting centers in the world is located in Juneau, Alaska.  However, even with all the advanced Doppler radar, satellites, and other weather related information gathering equipment, there are times when the NWS needs a human to see and report what is actually happening.  These volunteers are the weather spotters.  an excerpt from the operations manual which you can download below.


Download the SKYWARN manual:  Operation Manual.  This will open a new frame, use the icons in that frame to print out a copy of the manual.  The file is in Rich Text format. (see note about downloads on the forms page)

National Weather Service Weather Forecast Office Juneau (PAJK)

Last Updated: 12/02/01

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