SKYWARN Spotters Take Top Honors

Grand Junction National Weather Service (NWS) SKYWARN Spotters Take Top Honors!
The final results have been tabulated.  The SKYWARN participants for the Grand Junction NWS' participation in the 2010 SKYWARN Recognition Day contest came in first place in all three categories for the first time ever!
SKYWARNTM Recognition Day was developed in 1999 by the National Weather Service and the American Radio Relay League. It celebrates the contributions that volunteer SKYWARNTM radio operators make to the National Weather Service. During the event, SKYWARNTM operators set up their equipment at NWS offices and contact other radio operators across the world.
The three Skywarn Recognition Day contest categories include:

1. Most number of total contacts
2. Most number of states contacted
3. Most number NWS offices contacted

In recent years, the Skywarn units from Mesa, Delta, and Montrose Counties have achieved first place in at least one category during the annual Skywarn Recognition Day contest.

Skywarn spotters are volunteer mobile storm spotters who use HAM radio to communicate eyewitness reports of significant and severe weather to NWS forecasters. Skywarn spotters are a vital component of the NWS’ storm warning program for protecting lives and property.


Ham Radio operators at WFO Grand Junction

Ham Radio Operators at WFO Grand Junction

SkyWarn Vehicles ready to roll

Images from SKYWARN 2010 - Click on image for bigger picture

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