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The Net Status Color Code is used to easily obtain the status of a pending net activation. The status is set manually by Net Control Supervisors (NCS) when a spotter alert is sent. Click Reload in your browser to ensure you see the most current status.

No matter what the Net Status graphic is indicating, the information gathered and presented here may NOT be accurate and timely. You MUST use your own judgement to determine your best course of action in any given circumstance!


If there are no watches or warnings in any *Primary county and the Hazardous Weather Outlook is not specifying that spotter activation "may be" or "will be" required, the Net Status Color Code will be 

White Net NOT Activated, no severe weather is anticipated.

If there are no watches or warnings in any *Primary county, but the Hazardous Weather Outlook indicates that spotter activation "may be" or "will be" required, the Net Status Color Code will be changed to 

Blue Net NOT Activated, threat of severe weather is recognized.

If weather watches (severe thunderstorm, or tornado) have been issued for a *Primary county the Net Status Color Code will be changed to 

Green Net Activation Possible, weather watches have been issued.

If weather watches have been issued for a *Primary county AND a warning has been issued for a **Secondary county the Net Status Color Code will be changed to 

Yellow Net Activation Likely, severe weather developing.

If a warning (severe thunderstorm or tornado) is issued for a *Primary county the Net Status Color Code will be changed to 

Red NET ACTIVATED or HIGHLY LIKELY, WARNINGS ISSUED.

We assume that if a Severe Thunderstorm Warning or Tornado Warning has been issued for a *Primary county that the Net has been or will soon be activated. This may not always be the case, but we will assume it. In any case, if the Net Status is RED, you are advised to seek shelter and monitor your National Weather Service radio, local radio stations or television coverage for further information.

*Primary Counties

Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott, and Washington

**Secondary Counties

Benton, Stearns, Meeker, McLeod, Sibley and LeSeur

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No matter what the Net Status graphic is indicating, the information gathered and presented here may NOT be accurate and timely. You MUST use your own judgement to determine your best course of action in any given circumstance! The are many reasons WHY the data here may not be accurate, including, but not limited to, software problems, network problems, and or hardware problems. The Net Status graphic should NOT be used to make any determination of actual current conditions, it is merely an indication of what the NCS is reporting at the time given. Please check other sources to verify any information presented here.

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  • Thu 22 Jun 12:33 Spotters No Longer Needed @ 12:30
    https://k0msw.us/4dfa5bd SHORT MESSAGE NWS States that no Skywarn Spotters are needed for the rest of today. LONG MESSAGE NWS states that Spotter Activation's are not anticipated for the remainder of the day and throughout tonight.
  • Wed 21 Jun 21:08 Spotters No Longer Needed @ 21:00
    https://k0msw.us/1c498af SHORT MESSAGE NWS told us to stand down for the rest of the day. LONG MESSAGE NWS has changed the outlook to early morning possible storms only. No Activity for rest of day.
  • Wed 21 Jun 17:12 Update @ 17:10
    https://k0msw.us/0ead053 SHORT MESSAGE There's still a small potential for severe weather, especially during the first segment of tonight. LONG MESSAGE There's a slight risk for scattered storms developing at or around 22:00 or 23:00 Hrs. Thunderstorm chances are most likely for the metro

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