Should a severe weather activation take place later today, Central Carolina SKYWARN will use the 146.88 repeater. If that repeater becomes unavailable, we will utilize our primary back up, the 147.105 repeater in Broadway.
The 146.88 repeater is down and requires repairs. Central Carolina SKYWARN will use the 147.105 repeater (positive offset, tone of 82.5) in Broadway, NC until repairs are made. Look for any SKYWARN activation on the Broadway repeater. If you cannot hit that repeater, please leave your reports on our Central Carolina SKYWARN Facebook page or use your Spotter Telephone Number to call the Raleigh National Weather Service. Thank you!
Please check out the following: http://noaa.maps.arcgis.com/apps/MapTour/index.html?appid=8c6216efbaa24af8b24336a571b528a8 ….this is a web page that NWS HQ put together that recognizes all of the 2017 Ambassadors of Excellence across the county.
Basic SKYWARN Spotter Class
September 30, 9:30AM
Location: Lane Tree Golf Course
2317 Salem Church Rd, Goldsboro, NC
No pre-registration required; Open to the public
Sponsored by Neuse River Basin Amauteur Radio Association
Trainer: Virginia Enzor
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The ReadyNC mobile app is an all-in-one tool to help people get ready for everything from traffic jams to hurricanes and ice storms. The app gives information on real-time traffic and weather conditions, river levels, evacuations and power outages.
To access it, please visit https://readync.org/EN/DOWNLOADAPP.html
Hurricane experts from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) will visit five U.S. East Coast cities and one city in Canada, flying aboard a USAF Reserve WC-130J Hurricane Hunter aircraft along with the NOAA G-IV aircraft, to raise awareness of the impacts from tropical cyclones threats and the danger of being caught without a personal hurricane plan.
One of the stops on the 2017 Hurricane Awareness Tour will be Raleigh, North Carolina. This stop will occur at Raleigh-Durham International Airport, on Wednesday, May 10, 2017.
The WC-130J is one of ten such aircraft used by the U.S. Air Force Reservists from the 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron, 403rd Wing, located at Keesler AFB in Biloxi, MS. Military air crews fly directly into the core of tropical cyclones to gather data that are critical for forecasting a tropical cyclone’s intensity and landfall.
The NOAA G-IV is part of the agency’s fleet of highly specialized research and operational aircraft operated, managed, and maintained by the NOAA Office of Marine and Aviation Operations and based at Lakeland Linder Regional Airport in Lakeland, FL. It flies at high altitude around and ahead of the tropical cyclone, gathering critical data to go into the hurricane forecast models.
National Hurricane Center Director Dr. Rick Knabb, hurricane specialists Daniel Brown and John Cangialosi, Hurricane Hunter mission specialist Warren Madden, the USAF hurricane hunter crew members, and the NOAA aircraft crew members will be on hand to educate residents of vulnerable communities about hurricane preparedness, and will be available for interviews.
Staff from local emergency management offices, non-profit organizations such as the American Red Cross, and personnel from local NOAA National Weather Service forecast offices and Central Carolina SKYWARN will be part of the team at the RDU stop.
Community groups, media, elected officials, select local schools (schools by invitation only), and the public are invited to participate and tour the aircraft and exhibits. Public tours will be given from 2:30 to 5 p.m.
For more information on the Raleigh event, contact Nick Petro of NWS Raleigh at 919-515-8209, ext. 223 or Nicholas.Petro@noaa.gov.
SKYWARN Spotter Training will be offered on the CCS Information Net on April 4 & April 11 at 9:15 PM on the 146.88 repeater and via live-streaming audio on the internet. Training will focus on the role of the SKYWARN spotter, weather safety and convective basics.
This training may be used to earn initial spotter certification or renew certification which is required every three years.
Part 1 of Basic Training will be April 4 ; Part 2, April 11. The instructor will be Nick Petro WX3H, Warning Coordination Meteorologist with the Raleigh National Weather Service.
To fully benefit from this training and to receive certification, you must:
A. download the training presentation before each net from www.centralcarolinaskywarn.net (It will be included with the Weekly Weather Impact Briefing. Click on the Weekly Weather Impact Briefing on the top menu to download.)
B. listen and check in at the end of both nets, and
C. email CCS Emergency Coordinator Virginia Enzor at firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, call sign (if licensed), and preferred email address. The NWS will then contact you about completing the spotter certification process.
Scanner listeners and listeners receiving live-streaming audio on the internet at www.broadcastify.com may also participate by downloading the presentations and emailing Virginia Enzor at email@example.com immediately after both nets. Again, be sure to include your name, call sign (if licensed), and preferred email address.
If you live outside the Raleigh NWS county warning area, the Raleigh NWS will coordinate with the appropriate Weather Forecast Office to ensure your SKYWARN spotter certification.
Again, you must listen both night to complete the training.
For a list of Spotter Training classes in central North Carolina, please visit www.weather.gov/raleigh/skywarn.