Did you know that in 2011 Metro Skywarn made another repeater change? According to their website, these
are the primary repeaters:
146.700 127.3 Metro Skywarn (Minneapolis) 147.210 100.0 Metro
Skywarn South Metro (Burnsville) 147.000 CSQ
Metro Skywarn West/Northwest Metro (Maple Plain) The following
frequencies are the backup repeaters: 146.760 114.8 Metro Skywarn Backup (Golden
Metro Skywarn Backup (Maplewood)
146.670 114.8 Metro
Skywarn Backup (Blaine)
Skywarn Backup (Maplewood)
There is no longer a primary repeater dedicated to the North/East metro.
2013 Twin Cities NWS Skywarn Class Schedule
Click here for the NWS Skywarn class schedule for 2013. The class for Cambridge is scheduled for April 2,
2013 at 6:30pm in the Cambridge Intermediate School. Pre-registration is required so contact Mari Bostrom at 763-689-8306.
2013 MN Skywarn Workshop
The 2013 MN Skywarn Workshop is scheduled for Saturday, April 13, 2013 at the University of St. Thomas
in Minneapolis. Check out their website for more information. 2-1-13
"Tornado Alley" At The Science Museum
Have you seen Sean Casey's "Tornado Alley" yet? It will only be at the Science Museum of Minnesota unitl June 20,
2013. Click here for more information.
Weather Spotter's Field Guide
Have you downloaded the new Spotter's Guide that came out in 2011? It was long overdue and you can get a copy of
Backup Repeater Change
Our backup repeater in Crown, MN has changed both frequency and tone. The new output frequency
is 145.210 and the new PL tone is 114.8. Please reprogram your radios. We are currently using this as a primary
repeater until the 146.640 repeater in Cambridge is repaired.
Buy Flood Insurance NOW!
Most flood insurance policies take 30 days to go into effect from the date of purchase. Water
levels are still high from the two-day rain event on September 22-23, 2010. This winter currently ranks as the 8th most
snow the Twin Cities has ever received. Flooding is almost guaranteed this year. Protect yourself.
Beginning with Severe Weather Awareness Week 2011, all announcements and updates about our weather safety awareness campaigns
will be sent electronically via email to our list of subscribers. To ensure that you and your organization continue
to receive the latest information about Severe Weather Awareness Week, including Tornado Drill Day and other weather
awareness programs and events, please go to our Weather Awareness Notification subscription page and provide your email address.
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Metro Skywarn Repeater Switch There
has been a switch in Metro Skywarn's repeater usage and they will no longer be using the 146.850 repeater in Oakdale.
Instead, they will use 147.120 (CSQ) located at the 3M building in St. Paul. More info can be found in they're 2011
Newsletter located here. 2-28-11
Saturday, April 9, 2011 at Schulze Hall on the University of St. Thomas campus in
Minneapolis, MN. This is a new location this year due to construction on the St. Paul campus. This year's keynote
speaker is Dr. Paul Markowski from Penn State University.
A place were spotters, chasers, and weather geeks can get together to listen to speakers,
learn, train, and meet others that share your interest in weather.
Spotter Network Ranking System In
early June, 2010, Spotter Network rolled out a new ranking system for its spotters. The goal is simple: SN wants the
highest quality reports. But they are also out to distinguish the difference between "above average" spotters and "average"
spotters. Read more. 2-28-11
Spotter Network Requirements Are
you a member of Spotter Network? If you want to make reports via Spotter Network you must take a training course and
pass a test. If you don't take/pass the test, your won't be able to make reports through Spotter Network. More info about the test here. Also, effective immediately, Spotter Network will now be displaying the user's first and last
name instead of "usernames." More info here.
Metro Skywarn Spotters Must Pass Test Persons
wishing to spot for Metro Skywarn must now pass the test with 70% or better. More info here. 2-28-11
Severe Thunderstorm Hail Size The National Weather Service has changed the criteria for a severe thunderstorm warning from 3/4" hail (penny size)
to 1" (quarter size) for the entire U.S. in January, 2010. More info here. A video explaining the change can be found here.