The Raleigh National Weather Service has directed Central Carolina SKYWARN to activate for the current Winter Weather event. We will hold 3 nets, one at 10 PM tonight and, then two nets tomorrow at 8:00AM and noon, all on the 146.88 repeater. If needed, our first backup will be the 147.105 repeater with tone of 82.5 Hz. Secondary backup will be the 147.135 repeater with a tone of 82.5 Hz. Tertiary backup will be the Carolina 440 UHF Link System; frequencies can be found at www.carolina440.net.
We will be asking for the following criteria for each net:
*Callsign (if any) and name
*Location – Street/Cross street, city & county or lat/long.
*Precipitation type -snow, sleet, freezing rain, rain
*Accumulation of snow/ice accretion (If you have both, you may report X number of inches of snow and x number of inches as sleet. If unsure how much of each, just report your total as combination of sleet and snow.
*Impacts such as road conditions (particularly any roads that are closed or impassable, sustained power outages (not just blinking) and downed limbs/trees.
It will NOT be necessary to report the intensity of precipitation, any changeovers or temperatures.
Reports will also be accepted on the Central Carolina SKYWARN Facebook page. Your winter weather photos are welcome too!
Thanks in advance spotters! Please stay warm and safe.
Spotters in counties within the Central Carolina SKYWARN coverage area may post any snow total reports along with your location and time on the Central Carolina SKYWARN Facebook page or call them into the Raleigh National Weather Service using the number you received during your Spotter Training. CoCoRaHS and the mPing app can also be used. Thank you!