Tag Archives: Skywarn

Skywarn Training

Yesterday, I got Skywarn trained, again.  I went to a training class a few weeks ago, but another one was offered in conjunction with the Duke City Hamfest, so I attended it as well. I always enjoy these.  I have … Continue reading

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NWS Newsletter – Sterling, VA

Once a quarter, the Sterling, VA, office of the National Weather Service (NWS) publishes and distributes a newsletter to all of its local Skywarn Spotters.  It is a really neat idea.  My father always sends me an electronic copy, and … Continue reading

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Skywarn Recognition Day

In lieu of a full forecast, I will instead post about Skywarn Recognition Day.  Skywarn Recognition Day is an amateur radio special event where radio operators try to contact as many National Weather Service offices as possible during a 24 … Continue reading

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SPC Outlook

This upcoming week is looking better and better with each passing day. I will likely leave on Sunday for storm chasing, though I am even considering the possibility of chasing tomorrow, even though I am nowhere near ready to go. … Continue reading

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Storm Chase Preparation

I don’t know when my first days in the Great Plains will be this year. I do know that I have been working on my vehicle in preparation.  Yesterday, I set up a Yaesu FT-7800 VHF/UHF radio and a Kenwood … Continue reading

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Storm Chase Today 4: 6/3/15

Well, I wasn’t plussed yesterday afternoon when I checked the Storm Prediction Center (SPC), and they spoke of today as a wind and hail threat. I prepped the vehicle (set up all radios), cooked food for several days, did a … Continue reading

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Potential Storm Chase: 6/3/15

I am in the early stages of preparing for a potential storm chase on Wednesday. The Storm Prediction Center (SPC) has issued an Enhanced Risk on the Day 3 outlook for severe weather. Associated with that risk is a 30% … Continue reading

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Severe Weather Today: 5/27/15

The only tornadoes yesterday were east of where I had targeted, more towards north-central Texas than west-central Texas. If I had been out chasing, I would have hoped to have seen the signs and continued east. The Storm Prediction Center … Continue reading

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First Day at the NWS

This summer, I will be participating in a job shadowing program at the National Weather Service (NWS). There will be several days where I go and experience life in the NWS office. Today, I shadowed the meteorologist who was working … Continue reading

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