As the days get shorter and temperatures fall, a new round of weather hazards are on the rise. This transitional season often features weather hazards seen during both warm and cold months, including hurricanes, wildfires, intense winds, flooding, droughts, early season snow and more.
Here’s what you need to know to stay safe this fall! Get ready for fall weather with preparedness tips from the National Weather Service. www.nws.noaa.gov/com/weatherreadynation/fall_safety.html
Central Carolina SKYWARN is now a NOAA Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador! WRN Ambassadors are formally recognized by NOAA as organizations committed to collaborating with NOAA, sharing preparedness messaging in outreach to the public, and serving as examples themselves by implementing resilience best practices. For more information as Weather-Ready Nation Ambassadors, please visit http://www.nws.noaa.gov/com/weatherreadynation/
We will be posting WRN safety messages from time to time to help folks prepare for extreme weather!
Please join us on the Central Carolina SKYWARN Information Net every Tuesday night on the 146.88 repeater at 9:15 pm. Hear the weekly weather impact briefing delivered by a staff member of the Raleigh National Weather Service. The pdf of the briefing can be downloaded from www.centralcarolinaskywarn.net. Folks may also listen via www.broadcastify.net; visit that website and click in sequence on LIve > North Carolina > Wake County. Central Carolina SKYWARN.
Get your calendars out! The Advanced SKYWARN class is offered only once-per-year in the NWS Raleigh/Central Carolina SKYWARN coverage area and has been scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 6, from 7:30pm-9pm at North Carolina State University, Jordan Hall room 1216. The street address is 2800 Faucette Dr, Raleigh, NC 27695.
A Basic SKYWARN Spotter class will be offered earlier on Tuesday, Sept. 6, from 6:00pm-7:30pm, at the same location.
These SKYWARN Spotter Classes are sponsored by the NCSU Student Chapter of the American Meteorological Society
There is no cost to attend. Pre-registration is not required. Simply show up.
Hope to see you there!
Per the Raleigh National Weather Service, we will have a limited winter weather activation for January 23. A Winter Weather Net will run at 10am and 1pm today on the 146.88 repeater. Spotters may make winter weather reports there or on the Central Carolina SKYWARN Facebook page. Thanks to all spotters for their reports yesterday! Awesome job folks!
Central Carolina SKYWARN (CCS) will activate for this event per the direction of the Raleigh National Weather service. We will activate on the 146.88 beginning at 7:00 AM on Friday and conduct formal nets at the top of each hour until 12:00 midnight. We will begin again at 6:00 AM Saturday and continue until the NWS directs us to stand down. We will monitor in between nets for any changeovers in precipitation.
Spotter reports should include the following information:
- Name and callsign
- Location and nearest cross street
- Precipitation type (rain, freezing rain, sleet, or snow)
- Intensity of precipitation (light, moderate or heavy)
- Changeovers in precipitation and time
- Accumulation of snow and ice accretion
- Impacts such as road conditions (particularly any roads that are impassable or closed), sustained power outages (not just blinking), and downed limbs/trees from ice.
Our backup repeater will be the 147.105 repeater with a tone of 82.5 Hz located in Broadway, NC.
Folks may make reports via the SKYWARN net, or post here on the Central Carolina SKYWARN Facebook page.
The SKYWARN Net may also be monitored via live-streamed audio at www.broadcastify.com .
We appreciate your reports. Stay safe!