Skywarn Recognition Day - Dec 4, 2010

 Greetings and thanks to our highly valued volunteer Skywarn spotters.

Skywarn Recognition Day (SRD) is coming up soon, on December 4th, 00Z-00Z (5pm Dec 3 - 5pm Dec4).  SRD will be locally hosted at the Grand Junction National Weather Service Office. Skywarn spotters are encouraged to participate, please contact either your county Skywarn Coordinator or the Grand Junction NWS for more information. And if you cannot join us in Grand Junction, you are encouraged to make contact with us during the event. Our SRD call sign will again be N0W, November Zero Whiskey.  As has been the case in recent years, we again had great participation by our Skywarn spotters during last year's SRD and hope for the same this year.. 

SKYWARN Recognition Day was developed in 1999 by the National Weather Service and the American Radio Relay League. It celebrates the contributions that volunteer SKYWARN radio operators make to the National Weather Service. During the day SKYWARN operators visit NWS offices and contact other radio operators across the world.

The NWS and the ARRL both recognize the importance that amateur radio provides during severe weather. Many NWS offices acquire real time weather information from amateur radio operators in the field. These operators, for example, may report the position of a tornado, the height of flood waters, or damaging wind speeds during hurricanes. All of this information is critical to the mission of the NWS which is to preserve life and property. The special event celebrates this special contribution by amateur radio operators.

 

More information about the 2010 SRD can be found at
http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/mtr/hamradio/

 

More information about the local spotter network can be found at

http://www.crh.noaa.gov/gjt/?n=spotter


More information about Skywarn can be found at
http://www.weather.gov/skywarn/

 

Previous Skywarn Recognition Days:

 

Making contacts - Skywarn Appreciation Day 2008 - WFO Grand Junction, CO Skywarn cooking at it's finest - Skywarn Appreciation Day 2008 - WFO Grand Junction, CO Cook getting down to business - Skywarn Appreciation Day 2008 - WFO Grand Junction, CO Skywarn activity in the mobile unit - Skywarn Appreciation Day 2008 WFO Grand Junction, CO


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