Blacksburg SKYWARN® is Activated for:
Activation of SKYWARN® is Initiated in Several Different Ways:
Direct phone contact with the appropriate contact people by NWS to activate the system.
System can automatically activate via weather spotters activation in the following cases:
This means severe weather is possible i.e. tornadoes, large hail, dangerous lightning and damaging thunderstorm winds. It is not yet occurring in the area and is usually in effect for a large area of many different counties. The net activates and stands-by to relay information from the NWS to the amateur radio community. As storms develop... amateur radio operators will relay reports to NWS - Blacksburg.
This means severe weather is imminent or occurring... and is usually issued for one or two counties at a time and lasts for 1-2 hours. This requires a directed... formal County net with reports feeding in from Liaison Stations to the NWS.
System activates upon request from the NWS for information such as:
and of course any damage reports
|Blacksburg Skywarn®||Triad Skywarn®||Charlotte Area Skywarn®|
|145.130- (PL 103.5)||147.255+ (PL 82.5)||145.350-|
|147.300+ (PL 103.5)|