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SKYWARN Recognition Day is Saturday, December 2

A heads up: SKYWARN™ Recognition Day (SRD) will take place this year on Saturday, December 2 from 0000 until 2400 UTC (starts on the evening of Friday, December 1, in US time zones). During the SKYWARN Special Event, ham radio operators will set up stations at National Weather Service (NWS) offices and contact other radio amateurs around the world.

Participating Amateur Radio stations will exchange a brief description of their current weather with as many NWS-based stations as possible on 80, 40, 20, 15, 10, 6, and 2 meters plus 70 centimeters. Contacts via repeaters are permitted.

SRD was developed jointly in 1999 by the NWS and ARRL to celebrate the contributions SKYWARN volunteers make to the NWS mission — the protection of life and property. Amateur Radio operators, which comprise a large percentage of SKYWARN volunteers, also provide vital communication between the NWS and emergency managers, if normal communications become inoperative.

via American Radio Relay League | Ham Radio Association and Resources http://ift.tt/2h6bmBE

WATCH ALERT: Freeze Watch issued October 28 at 7:57PM CDT until October 30 at 9:00AM CDT by NWS

…FREEZING TEMPERATURES POSSIBLE LATE SUNDAY NIGHT THROUGH MONDAY MORNING… .Freezing temperatures are expected across the area late Sunday night and Monday morning in the wake of a cold front. The cold temperatures will threaten to damage sensitive unprotected vegetation.

from Current Watches, Warnings and Advisories for Knox (TNC093) Tennessee Issued by the National Weather Service http://ift.tt/2xxQPMH
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WATCH ALERT: Freeze Watch issued October 28 at 2:50PM CDT until October 30 at 9:00AM CDT by NWS

…FREEZING TEMPERATURES POSSIBLE LATE SUNDAY NIGHT THROUGH MONDAY MORNING… .Freezing temperatures are expected across the area late Sunday night and Monday morning in the wake of a cold front. The cold temperatures will threaten to damage sensitive unprotected vegetation.

from Current Watches, Warnings and Advisories for Knox (TNC093) Tennessee Issued by the National Weather Service http://ift.tt/2hkDOQR
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Net Control Stations NEEDED!

East Tennessee SKYWARN is in need of additional volunteers to call the nets as they occur.

If you are interested in becoming a Net Control Station (NCS), please contact Greg Williams, K4HSM.

The only requirements are:

  • A Technician class Ham Radio license or higher
  • SKYWARN Spotter training (or scheduled to take training)
  • Reliable radio setup that can reach the SKYWARN repeaters
  • Available to call a net if needed (we are looking particularly for stations to be available during daytime hours)
  • Ability to multitask
  • Ability to handle traffic and pass important information to the National Weather Service via phone, internet, or radio traffic.
  • Passion for weather

East Tennessee SKYWARN is a community service and is only affiliated with the National Weather Service. It is not an organization, club or LLC. We report directly to the NWS and operate on repeaters with the owner’s/trustee’s permission. Participants in the nets only need to be licensed and safely monitor weather in their area.

East Tennessee SKYWARN has served the ham radio community in the region for over 20 years. Our nets are monitored by scanner listeners and media outlets across the region.

Again, please contact Greg Williams, K4HSM if you would like to volunteer. Thanks!

Knox Alert: THUNDERSTORM – Severe Weather Statement issued July 06 at 6:44PM CDT by NWS

…A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 815 PM EDT FOR HAWKINS…EASTERN CLAIBORNE…ANDERSON…NORTHERN KNOX… HANCOCK…GRAINGER AND UNION COUNTIES… At 743 PM EDT, severe thunderstorms were located along a line extending from near Sneedville to near Maynardville to 7 miles north of Oliver Springs, moving east at 35 mph.

from Current Watches, Warnings and Advisories for Knox (TNC093) Tennessee Issued by the National Weather Service http://ift.tt/2svp05a
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Union Alert: THUNDERSTORM – Severe Thunderstorm Warning issued July 06 at 6:12PM CDT until July 06 at 7:15PM CDT by NWS

The National Weather Service in Morristown has issued a * Severe Thunderstorm Warning for… Hawkins County in east Tennessee… Claiborne County in east Tennessee… Anderson County in east Tennessee… Northern Knox County in east Tennessee…

from Current Watches, Warnings and Advisories for Union (TNC173) Tennessee Issued by the National Weather Service http://ift.tt/2uPZQPr
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Campbell Alert: THUNDERSTORM – Severe Thunderstorm Warning issued July 06 at 5:54PM CDT until July 06 at 6:30PM CDT by NWS

…A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 730 PM EDT FOR MORGAN…NORTHWESTERN CLAIBORNE…NORTHWESTERN ANDERSON… CAMPBELL AND SCOTT COUNTIES… At 653 PM EDT, severe thunderstorms were located along a line extending from Ferndale to near Wilkerson to 7 miles northwest of La Follette to 15 miles south of Jamestown, moving east at 50 mph.

from Current Watches, Warnings and Advisories for Campbell (TNC013) Tennessee Issued by the National Weather Service http://ift.tt/2uw00wa
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Campbell Alert: THUNDERSTORM – Severe Weather Statement issued July 06 at 5:54PM CDT until July 06 at 7:15PM CDT by NWS

…A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 730 PM EDT FOR MORGAN…NORTHWESTERN CLAIBORNE…NORTHWESTERN ANDERSON… CAMPBELL AND SCOTT COUNTIES… At 653 PM EDT, severe thunderstorms were located along a line extending from Ferndale to near Wilkerson to 7 miles northwest of La Follette to 15 miles south of Jamestown, moving east at 50 mph.

from Current Watches, Warnings and Advisories for Campbell (TNC013) Tennessee Issued by the National Weather Service http://ift.tt/2sSpdik
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Anderson Alert – THUNDERSTORM – Severe Thunderstorm Warning issued July 06 at 5:54PM CDT until July 06 at 6:30PM CDT by NWS

…A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 730 PM EDT FOR MORGAN…NORTHWESTERN CLAIBORNE…NORTHWESTERN ANDERSON… CAMPBELL AND SCOTT COUNTIES… At 653 PM EDT, severe thunderstorms were located along a line extending from Ferndale to near Wilkerson to 7 miles northwest of La Follette to 15 miles south of Jamestown, moving east at 50 mph.

from Current Watches, Warnings and Advisories for Anderson (TNC001) Tennessee Issued by the National Weather Service http://ift.tt/2uw00wa
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Anderson Alert – THUNDERSTORM – Severe Weather Statement issued July 06 at 5:54PM CDT until July 06 at 6:30PM CDT by NWS

…A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 730 PM EDT FOR MORGAN…NORTHWESTERN CLAIBORNE…NORTHWESTERN ANDERSON… CAMPBELL AND SCOTT COUNTIES… At 653 PM EDT, severe thunderstorms were located along a line extending from Ferndale to near Wilkerson to 7 miles northwest of La Follette to 15 miles south of Jamestown, moving east at 50 mph.

from Current Watches, Warnings and Advisories for Anderson (TNC001) Tennessee Issued by the National Weather Service http://ift.tt/2tX9JP6
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