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SKYWARN Severe Weather Net Criteria and Report Format

Early spring through late summer are the the peak season for severe weather in the US. But our climate is quite varied and severe weather can happen at any time and anywhere. Here in Wisconsin, I’ve seen thunderstorms in January and snow in June. So being an active participant with your local storm spotter group […]

Connecting an Antenna to your NOAA Weather Band Radio

The National Weather Service maintains over a 1000 transmitters that broadcast important weather information and alerts 24 hours a day, seven days a week. These broadcasts can be picked up with a NOAA weather radio like this one. But while there is coverage for almost the entire united states and territories, there are some areas […]

Running an Effective SKYWARN net

I’ve been a severe weather spotter for close to fifteen years. I’ve had my share of close calls, and even more so, I’ve experienced plenty of boredom. Being out in the field often is long stretches of nothing peppered with bits of extreme excitement. But for the last few years, my storm spotter experience has […]

Increase the range of your NOAA Weather Radio

Severe weather can strike at any time, day or night. You may not be listening to broadcast radio or watching television when a weather alert is issued. But you can keep informed of changing weather conditions by keeping a NOAA all hazards weather radio in your house. “An external antenna can increase your reception of […]

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