NCA SKYWARN Report Mode Net Script (07/2011)

REPORT Mode = Read informally every 30 to 60 minutes

NOTE: (REPORT Mode is VERY informal, and is used primarily for LISTENING for reports. Reading the script is only customary at best and is not time-critical)

 

Skywarn is now ACTIVE in REPORT Mode only. “This is ______ (call sign) in contact with the National Weather Service in Sterling, Virginia. Report Mode is an informal net that is used during severe weather situations that do not warrant a directed Skywarn Severe Weather Net. There is currently no Net Control, but we are monitoring the frequency for severe weather reports.

 

“The National Weather Service has indicated that there is a THREAT for SEVERE WEATHER within the listening area of this repeater. (Read the list of watches if possible) SKYWARN is in Report Mode only, and the repeater is available for use by amateurs. It is very helpful if transmissions are kept short and the repeater squelch tail is allowed to drop all the way out between transmissions”

 

“When calling SKYWARN, please give your Spotter ID if you have one, and indicate the exact location of the event you are reporting. This includes city AND state, nearest town, road, or intersection. Please do not use landmarks. Major roadways are OK.”

 

(Read the appropriate table below. NOT both!)

Summer Criteria: for summer Skywarn nets only

“The National Weather Service is looking for reports of the following:

1.              Tornadoes, funnel clouds, or rotating wall clouds

2.              Hail (please give the size as compared to US coins)

3.              Wind gusts in excess of 50 miles per hour measured with an anemometer

4.              Flooding of streams, creeks, or rivers out of their banks

5.              Roads, or streets made impassable due to water

6.              An inch or more of rain accumulation measured in rain gauge.

7.              Any damage by wind or lightning

8.              Downed trees, large branches, or power lines”

 

Winter Criteria: for winter Skywarn nets only

“The National Weather Service is looking for reports of the following:

1.   Snow accumulation in inches

2.   Any ice accumulation on trees, streets, or power lines

3.   Sleet or freezing rain

4.   Wind gusts in excess of 35 miles per hour measured with an anemometer.

5.   Impassable or closed roads”

6.   Downed trees, large branches, or power lines,

7.   Any other storm-related damage.

“Please do not call SKYWARN if none of these severe weather events is occurring in your area. Any station that is experiencing one of these severe weather events please call ___________ (call sign) at this time.”

 

“This is__________ (call sign), over.”