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November 18, 2017

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  • AERO 101 - Nov 11 8:30am
    This email contains graphics, so if you don't see them, view it in your browser Association of Emergency Radio Org. AERO Training Opportunities The Last Class of 2017! AERO 101 - Introduction to Emergency Communications Saturday, November 11, 2017, 08:30am - 12:30pm Location Eden Prairie
  • Fri 27 Oct 08:02 Outlook @ 07:15
    https://k0msw.us/2bfd2d3 Per NWS recommendation, no formal activation's are needed at this time and it's unlikely to be recommended for the rest of the day. There's currently a Winter storm advisory in affect for portions of the CWA, including Hennepin and Carver counties for the high wind and
  • Mon 2 Oct 18:19 Spotters No Longer Needed @ 18:08
    https://k0msw.us/9252423 Per NWS recommendation, Metro Skywarn is not requested to activate at this time. There is no imminent threat of severe weather currently. If you have a reportable condition, report it using alternative means of communication meaning via the internet or phone.

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