Skywarn is a program of the United States’ National Weather Service (NWS). Its mission is to collect reports of localized severe weather. These reports are used to aid forecasters / public safety in issuing and verifying severe weather watches and warnings and to improve the forecasting and warning processes and the tools used to collect meteorological data. It consists of a network of severe storm spotters that observe weather conditions and make reports of severe weather to their local NWS offices. Spotters are required to be trained by personnel from the National Weather Service certified trainers every other year.
The Saint Cloud Amateur Radio Club is the host of the Central Minnesota Skywarn program under the Emergency Communications Committee supervised by the Board of Directors. Central Minnesota Skywarn will not have the previous boundary restrictions of Stearns County but now will be limited by the 147.015. A raw map spanning our coverage area is:
Currently the following people are heading up the project:
Lee Denny, ke0emb, is helping as the Skywarn Coordinator. You can reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tom Weyhrauch, kd0dos, is helping with the administrative / membership tasks and paperwork. You can reach him at email@example.com.