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SKYWARNTM is a nationwide network of volunteer storm spotters trained by the National Weather Service (NWS) to report significant weather. Anyone with an interest in weather is welcome to participate. To become a trained storm spotter, you need to attend a storm training session, offered at various times and places across the MorristownCounty Warning Area.
The National Weather Service's mission is to protect lives and property with safety being the top priority. When weather conditions are favorable for severe thunderstorms or tornadoes to develop, a severe thunderstorm or tornado watch is issued. A severe thunderstorm or tornado warning is issued when severe weather has been reported by a SKYWARNTM spotter or indicated by Doppler radar. SKYWARNTM volunteers become the NWS's and local Emergency Management's eyes and ears, helping them to provide the public with better weather watch and warning services.
Who will activate SKYWARNTM?
The NWS and/or the local emergency management authorities may activate the SKYWARNTM net whenever there is a threat of severe weather or when the NWS issues a severe thunderstorm or tornado watch. In this case, information may be relayed through amateur radio repeaters. Localized events may be phoned directly to the NWS and/or local emergency management.
Where will SKYWARNTM observations be taken?
SKYWARNTM reports are relayed from on the road, while at work, or at your home. It is important not to jeopardize your own safety by placing yourself in the path of severe weather while participating in SKYWARNTM.
SKYWARNTM and Amateur Radio Operators
HAM radio operators have a special place in the SKYWARNTM program. NWS offices have HAM equipment on site. SKYWARNTM nets run by the volunteer amateur radio net control operators allow for reports to be directly heard at National Weather Service offices.
How do I join SKYWARNTM?
For additional information on SKYWARNTM including times and locations of storm spotter training sessions, please e-mail Tim Troutman (Warning Coordination Meteorologist) or phone (423) 586-8706, Monday-Friday, 8 AM to 4 PM. This years spotter schedule is right here.
All information provided by: The National Weather Service in Morristown, TN.
Saturday, February 21, 2009
Well it does look like we will have an interesting day as we get closer to the evening hours. Right now temperatures are warming up nicely and expect that to continue as we go through the day with highs in the lower to mid 50s. This evening to late night hours is when the weather will change completely. Expect the activity to initially start as rain showers and then quickly change over to snow showers. The mountains could see 1-3 inches and the valley dusting to a inch. The reason for the small amounts is due to the warm ground temperatures and a fast moving system. Make sure you keep it here or on your favorite media outlet for the latest on this storm system. We could see some lingering snow showers or flurries early on Sunday with highs in the mid to upper 30s. Sunday night will be party cloudy with lows in the upper teens to lower 20s.
Extended Forecast Discussion:
Cool temperatures to start the work week, but a nice warm up by Tuesday and Wednesday with highs in the 50s. More unsettle weather by Thursday and Friday.
Friday, February 20, 2009
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Currently there is a line of thunderstorms moving through West Tennessee and starting to reach parts of Middle Tennessee. The Storm Prediction Center (SPC) has a a statement out in regard to this fast approaching cold front. The thinking is this line will intensify and begin to move east at a fast rate. This will bring damaging straight line winds into the area. The SPC expects there to be a warning issued later this afternoon. Remember to keep it here at ETWeather Blog for the latest on this developing weather situation.
Simple Tips For Today's Weather:
- Keep a eye on the sky
- If you see bad weather approaching tune to local TV or radio.
- Limit your outdoor activities.
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- First off current Temperatures are in the 20s at 11:17 PM and will contininue to drop
- There is still some slush and run-off on some of the back roads especially
- Dense fog is being reported in many areas, which turns to what is called freezing fog.