What is Skywarn™?

“Skywarn™ is a National Weather Service (NWS) program of trained volunteer severe weather spotters. Skywarn™ volunteers support their local community and government by providing the NWS with timely and accurate severe weather reports. These reports, when integrated with modern NWS technology, are used to inform communities of the proper actions to take as severe weather threatens. The key focus of the Skywarn™ program is to save lives and property through the use of the observations and reports of trained volunteers.” from NOAA  National Weather Service Portland.

Skamania ARES/RACES will be scheduling training for 2015, possibly in conjunction with other organizations.  It is possible we will initiate a Skywarn™ radio net after this training.