Keeping yourself safe  is the first rule for any spotter  duting severe weather.  These guides  are meant to be reviewed and kept handy during weather events so that when you find yourself in a dangerous spot, you will know what to do.

Online Information  to review at home during severe weather season.  Use the Guides under WX Safety for handy quick reference

This tutorial is to help you use the National weather service  Radar loops and understand how to interpret the different maps you might see during severe weather.

Radio Frequencies used in the Twin Cities;
How to Report; What to report

Additional information on Amateur radio Communications and NCS Spotting Resources

Amateur Radio Spotter Frequencies

  • 147.210+ PL100 [WØBU] (RepeaterBook)
    The 147.210mhz W0BU repeater in Burnsville. It is a primary repeater for severe weather spotting in the south Twin Cities Metro.
  • 147.000+ PL114.8 [K0LTC] (RepeaterBook) Wright County / West Metro
Backups will be used as required, and ANNOUNCED by the Duty NCS based on storm track and availability of repeaters.
  • 146.670- PL114.8
  • 146.760- PL114.8
  • 147.120+
  • 145.170- PL100.0
  • 146.925- PL107.2
Reporting Guide 
This guide provides information on how to report and reportable conditions.

Metro Skywarn Presentation 2019
Download this before the class if you’d like to take notes on it. Download after class for a review.

Metro Skywarn Report Scripts  
Use these scripts if you have difficulty in finding the words to describe your reportable condition or what to look for to determine if the feature you are looking at is reportable.

Metro Skywarn Spotter Field Toolkit
Shows a list of procedures you should follow to be an effective spotter. Also included are some items you may want to purchase. These are not required to be a spotter.


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