Storm Coordination Message #3A – Storm Spotter Reports During Historic Major Nor’easter

Hello to all..

..Historic Nor’easter will require significant reporting of meteorological conditions and damage reports to provide situational awareness and disaster intelligence to the National Weather Service, Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), Emergency Management officials at the local, state and federal level and the media..
..This can come in the form of report updates sent over Amateur Radio, email, webform and spotter line. It can also come in the form of pictures and video updates which can be sent to the pics at nsradio.org email address. Credit will be given to the spotter that took the pictures and video and will be forwarded to media, NWS and emergency management officials unless otherwise specified by the spotter..

As has been done in other major events this year including Tropical Storm/Hurricane Irene, the June 1st, 2011 Tornado Outbreak and blizzards this winter, the SKYWARN Spotter reports of rainfall, snowfall, damage from wind and/or precipitation, river/stream/urban/coastal flooding are very critical to providing situational awareness to emergency management officials at all levels, NGOs and the media. Once again, we ask folks to provide reports based on the SKYWARN reporting criteria. Amateur Operators and SKYWARN Spotters that work in public safety can also provide reports from their location and surrounding areas that can help paint the picture of how bad the storm is helping the warning and response/recovery process.

Where possible, we also ask for pictures and video of damage and to raise awareness of what the sensible conditions in that manner as well. Please send these pictures and video as attachments (if under 8 Meg) or links to the pictures and video that can be easily emailed to the pics at nsradio.org email address like what was done during Irene. This is the fastest way to get the information disseminated to all appropraite folks. Credit will be given to the spotter that took the pictures and video as its forwarded to emergency management, media and NWS officials unless otherwise specified in the email.

For Amateur Radio Operators, a complete list of SKYWARN frequencies can be found at the wx1box.org web site, via the following link:

http://www.wx1box.org/node/1453

We look forward to working with everyone in this potential significant storm event. Thanks to all for their support!

Respectfully Submitted,

Robert Macedo (KD1CY)
ARES SKYWARN Coordinator
Eastern Massachusetts ARES Section Emergency Coordinator
Home Phone #: (508) 994-1875 (After 6 PM)
Home/Data #: (508) 997-4503 (After 6 PM)
Work Phone #: 508-346-2929 (8 AM-5 PM)
Email Address: rmacedo@rcn.com
http://ares.ema.arrl.org
http://www.wx1box.org

Hello to all..

..Historic Nor’easter will require significant reporting of meteorological conditions and damage reports to provide situational awareness and disaster intelligence to the National Weather Service, Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), Emergency Management officials at the local, state and federal level and the media..
..This can come in the form of report updates sent over Amateur Radio, email, webform and spotter line. It can also come in the form of pictures and video updates which can be sent to the pics at nsradio.org email address. Credit will be given to the spotter that took the pictures and video and will be forwarded to media, NWS and emergency management officials unless otherwise specified by the spotter..

As has been done in other major events this year including Tropical Storm/Hurricane Irene, the June 1st, 2011 Tornado Outbreak and blizzards this winter, the SKYWARN Spotter reports of rainfall, snowfall, damage from wind and/or precipitation, river/stream/urban/coastal flooding are very critical to providing situational awareness to emergency management officials at all levels, NGOs and the media. Once again, we ask folks to provide reports based on the SKYWARN reporting criteria. Amateur Operators and SKYWARN Spotters that work in public safety can also provide reports from their location and surrounding areas that can help paint the picture of how bad the storm is helping the warning and response/recovery process.

Where possible, we also ask for pictures and video of damage and to raise awareness of what the sensible conditions in that manner as well. Please send these pictures and video as attachments (if under 8 Meg) or links to the pictures and video that can be easily emailed to the pics at nsradio.org email address like what was done during Irene. This is the fastest way to get the information disseminated to all appropraite folks. Credit will be given to the spotter that took the pictures and video as its forwarded to emergency management, media and NWS officials unless otherwise specified in the email.

For Amateur Radio Operators, a complete list of SKYWARN frequencies can be found at the wx1box.org web site, via the following link:

http://www.wx1box.org/node/1453

We look forward to working with everyone in this potential significant storm event. Thanks to all for their support!

Respectfully Submitted,

Robert Macedo (KD1CY)
ARES SKYWARN Coordinator
Eastern Massachusetts ARES Section Emergency Coordinator
Home Phone #: (508) 994-1875 (After 6 PM)
Home/Data #: (508) 997-4503 (After 6 PM)
Work Phone #: 508-346-2929 (8 AM-5 PM)
Email Address: rmacedo@rcn.com
http://ares.ema.arrl.org
http://www.wx1box.org

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