Weather | Skywarn & APRS Stations


Our club has many Skywarn trained weather spotters.  During severe weather, we activate a HAM Radio Weather NET to receive weather observations for the NWS.

SKYWARN® is a volunteer program with between 350,000 and 400,000 trained severe weather spotters. These volunteers help keep their local communities safe by providing timely and accurate reports of severe weather to the National Weather Service.

What to Report (Our Wishlist)

  • Tornadoes, or signs one may be developing (funnel clouds, strongly rotating wall clouds, etc.)
  • Flash Flooding: rapidly rising water into areas that do not typically flood
  • Hail: larger than 3/4 inch in diameter (penny-sized or larger)
  • Damaging Winds: damage caused by thunderstorm winds or measured winds of 50 mph or greater

What We Need to Know

  • Type of report: What are you reporting
  • Time of event: When did it occur? Now, or earlier?
  • Location of event: Where did it occur?
  • How? Measured vs. estimated?
  • Magnitude? Damage, injuries, etc.

Weather Stations

Tempest Weather Station

Our club members share their weather observations from their personal weather stations:




The Amateur Radio Emergency Service® (ARES) consists of licensed amateurs who have voluntarily registered their qualifications and equipment, with their local ARES leadership, for communications duty in the public service when disaster strikes.  For more information, see See

To Join ARES: Download and fill out ARES registration form, sign, and email to Thomas Pennington -

Live Weather Radar

Take our Skywarn Survey

We want to know the trainings and certifications of all of our trained members.  Our confidential survey will help us be ready in case of emergency.