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Spotter Briefing Material

The Hazardous Weather Outlook from NWS La Crosse.
The Severe Weather Outlooks from SPC (Storm Prediction Center):
Day 1
Day 1 outlook
Day 2
Day 2 outlook
Day 3
Day 3 outlook
Mesoscale Discussion
Meso discussion
For the latest radar images.
NCEP's* Threat Assessment (several useful links here).
* National Centers for Environmental Prediction

Local Spotter Information

Emergency Manager and Spotter newsletter - updated often!
Spotter Training Schedule - 2009 season.
SKYWARN Spotter FAQ's (frequently asked questions).
NWS Skywarn Information.

SKYWARN Spotter Location Maps (pdf files): maps of area counties with suggested locations for spotters to view storms from.
SKYWARN Amateur Radio (HAM) Repeater listing - (local).
Building a SKYWARN spotter network.
Amateur Radio Severe Weather Reporting Log.
Assessing storm damage.

SKYWARN Spotter References

The EF Tornado Scale (enhanced Fujita Scale).
Hail size and wind speed reference tables.
Javascript version of a SKYWARN Picture Quiz.
Severe Weather Climatology.
Check out what a supercell looks like on radar.

Sources of Information

Tornado statistics for the local area.
Local Tornado Summaries by Year:
Severe Weather information.
For information on NOAA Weather Radio.
StormReady: a site to help cities, counties, and towns implement procedures to reduce the potential for disastrous, weather-related, consequences.

Other Information

Past event summaries.
Top 10 Weather Events (select year):
Supply us with event feedback.
Summary of the yearly Amateur Radio Events: is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.