Considering the cold, inclement weather, and safety issues (driving, setting up and taking down equipment, etc.) the ham radio community and WFO Pueblo have decided to CANCEL the 13th Annual SKYWARN Recognition Day at WFO Pueblo, which would have run from 5 p.m., Friday through 5 p.m. Saturday. Across the country, dozens of other National Weather Service local offices will be participating in the event. Here is a link to SKYWARN Recognition Day.
While Friday looks like a cold, tranquil day, new indications are that Saturday will be even colder, with the likelihood of light snow across much of southern Colorado. Working outdoors and driving will be unpleasant, and likely hazardous.
Day in and day out, WFO Pueblo appreciates the assistance we receive from the amateur radio community. Real time reports of inclement weather during the Winter season, and severe weather, flooding, and tornado reports in the Spring and Summer, help the National Weather Service in Pueblo more easily fulfill our mission of protecting lives and property. We want to thank the amateur radio community, and the rest of our volunteer weather spotters, for all you do for us!
Tom Magnuson, Warning Coordination Meteorologist, WFO Pueblo