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
- 145.170- PL100.0
- 146.925- PL107.2
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.