The Raleigh National Weather Service has directed Central Carolina SKYWARN to activate for the pending Winter Weather event. We will activate today from 6pm to midnight and on Saturday from 6am to 6pm. We will run the SKYWARN activation net at the top of each hour 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.
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.