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Please remember that Metro Skywarn Nets are "Controlled Nets". You request access to the net with your MSW ID and a one word descriptors. See below.

1. Access the net with your Skywarn ID number, and a brief (one or two word) description of the reportable condition. ex: “ 1119, hail.” or “ 1119 , wind damage or "1119, checkin.” Wait for acknowledgement.

2. When Net operator acknowledges with your ID number, for exam ple; “ 1119” or “ 1119, go ahead”, give a brief and complete report that ends with your call sign. ex: “I’m located at I - 35W and I - 694. Pea - sized hail is covering the ground. Some the size of a dime. N0XXX. ”

3. One of two things will happen next: The Net Control operator may ask you questions to clarify your report. End each reply with your Amateur Radio callsign . OR The Net Control Operator will respond with t ime in 24 - hour format. This means your report has been received and understood, and that the Net is available for reports from other spotters . ex: “1732” This reporting format is intended to reduce the “on air” time for each report. Use of your callsign is required to be legal with the FCC.

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  • Mon 6 Mar 15:05 Watch Tornado @ until 10pm
    https://k0msw.us/842c444 SHORT MESSAGE A Tornado Watch for southern and central Minnesota is in effect until 10pm. LONG MESSAGE The NWS has issued a Tornado Watch for much of southern Minnesota, including the metro area, until 10pm Monday. Continue to monitor for updates.
  • Mon 6 Mar 13:16 Update CORRECTION
    https://k0msw.us/afa0d24 SHORT MESSAGE Spotters MAY be needed. Correction from NWS. LONG MESSAGE The NWS had wrong information in a previous HWO. There is still a possible need for spotters this afternoon and evening.
  • Mon 6 Mar 08:06 Outlook High Winds and Possible Severe Weather This Afternoon
    https://k0msw.us/3f48241 SHORT MESSAGE Severe thunderstorms with damaging wind and possible brief tornadoes this afternoon LONG MESSAGE Severe thunderstorms with damaging wind and possibly some brief tornadoes are possible later this afternoon and evening. Westerly winds will gust near 50
  • Flood Warning issued March 22 at 8:12PM CDT until further notice by NWS
    ...The flood warning continues for this river location in Minnesota... * Hallock on the Two Rivers River, in Kittson County .Water levels along portions of the Two Rivers River at Hallock have risen into minor flooding, as a result of recent water releases from Lake Bronson Dam. A combination of

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