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June 23, 2017

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Refer to the Spotter Reporting Guide for Metro Skywarn reporting procedures.

Metro Skywarn may not activate a radio net for every weather event that nears the 7-county metro area. When a radio net is not active, you may be instructed to report via alternate methods. Some alternates include:

Do not duplicate reports!

If you make a report using one method, do not submit the same report elsewhere. If you make a report, and have additional details to submit, be sure to reference your first report.


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  • Thu 22 Jun 12:33 Spotters No Longer Needed @ 12:30 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 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 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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