Special Announcement: WX1BOX Amateur Radio SKYWARN Team to Present at FEMA Region 1 Talk Shop – Thursday 5/12/22 at 1 PM ET

Hello to all…

The WX1BOX Amateur Radio SKYWARN team is honored to present at the FEMA Region 1 Talk shop on SKYWARN and Amateur Radio support of SKYWARN Thursday 5/12/22 at 100 PM ET. Details on the talkshop provided by FEMA Region 1’s Jedidiah Fiato below:

Hello friends,

Happy Friday! I hope that all of you are doing great. This is a reminder that we have a great Talk Shop on Thursday, May 12th at 1PM EST. We had a wonderful Talk Shop last month in April with CREW (Communities Responding to Extreme Weather) where we highlighted the connection to extreme weather and climate chaos.

As an extension of that discussion, we are excited to announce that for the May 12th Talk Shop (1PM EST), we will be joined by Rob Macedo who will be representing SKYWARN. In most years, thunderstorms, tornadoes and lightning cause hundreds of injuries and deaths and billions in property and crop damages. To obtain critical weather information, the National Weather Service established SKYWARN with partner organizations. SKYWARN is a volunteer program with between 350,000 and 400,000 trained severe weather spotters. These volunteers help keep their local communities safe by providing timely and accurate reports of severe weather to the National Weather Service.

Please see flyer attached for the event and share with your networks! All are welcome! Also, please see the calendar invite attached as well.

What we will cover:
General SKYWARN information and training opportunities
How volunteers support the mission of the NWS
Examples of SKYWARN storm reports
How SKYWARN storm reports are submitted and used by meteorologists
The role of Amateur Radio at NWS Boston Norton

You can find more about SKYWARN by clicking here!

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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
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