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September 19, 2017

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You may now access your Metro Skywarn profile at Metro Skywarn home page. You must be a MSW spotter and have a MSW spotter ID card with a 3 or 4 digit number. Sky Watchers, those with IDs that start with a County name and the general public are not eligible for access. Since we have around 1200 active MSW members, it's unlikely we will open the webpage to everyone. But the general public can read most everything here.
Your account has already been activated if you have been a spotter for a while. If you have just trained, there will likely be a week or so delay before your data gets entered.
Hint: Try to recover your password first using the "Forgot Login?" link under the login box, using your email address and username. You can use "Forgot Login?" to find out your username, too. If your email address is not in the system, follow these instructions:
If you continue to have problems, email us with the following information:
  1. Your Email Address (each user requires a unique email address)
  2. Your Metro Skywarn ID #
  3. Your Call Sign (if you have one)
Then you log in with your username as your call or your SWID number (if you don't have a ham call). Then put in your temporary password. Once you are logged in you can correct your information and change your password.
Please fill in your profile details. No contact information will ever be shared with anyone other than MSW Instructors, Board members, Net Control Operators, and NWS staff. They may contact you regarding severe weather in your area. If you choose to have a public profile, only registered spotters will see your name call, and MSW ID number. Your email, address and phone numbers will never be shown. Spotters will see a link to send you an email via a web form. Your email will only be known if your reply to an email sent by that form.
We welcome you to our online community and trust that together we will protect the community and have some fun doing so.

Kind Regards,

Dave Johnson, N0KBD
Metro Skywarn Board Vice-Chair

My Account

You must be a trained Metro Skywarn spotter to log in to this Website. Use your amateur radio call sign as your username. If you do not have an amateur radio call sign, your username is MSW####, where the # is your MSW ID.

Secret Key is a field for two-factor authentication. If you have not configured two-factor authentication in your profile, you may leave the secret key blank.

New Spotters: Your account will be created shortly after you attend class. If you provided a valid email address on your class roster, you will receive an email when your instructor records your class attendance and creates your account.

NWS Skywatchers are not able to log into this website.

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  • Tue 19 Sep 07:05 Outlook Storms tonight There is an Enhanced Risk of severe thunderstorms across western Minnesota, a Slight Risk across eastern Minnesota and a Marginal Risk across western Wisconsin tonight. Large hail and damaging winds are possible, with a tornado or two also possible across western
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  • Sat 16 Sep 19:57 Spotters No Longer Needed @ 19:19 Spotter activation should not be required throughout the rest of tonight, due to the probability of stronger storms significantly decreasing. The thunderstorm risk is very low and the potential for a strong-severe thunderstorm is now minimal to none.

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