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Welcome to Cape May County New Jersey SKYWARN ® Severe Weather Operations Group NJ Region
Secondary Frequency is assigned by the Net Control Station
Weekly CMCARC 2 Meter Net
Thursday evenings at 8:00 PM on the N2CMC 146.610 Pl 88.5 repeater we hold a 2 meter net. You do not have to be a club member to participate. KC2PAG, Mike Paglia, is our Net Control Station.
AVAILABLE WEBINAR TRAINING
PLEASE NOTE Additional Cape May County Amateur Radio Nets
Sunday: CMCARC: Sunday Night Coffee Net at 19:00 HRS = 146.610 PL 88.5 (NCS KD2HIP Bob)
Monday 1: CMC RACES Net: held on the Last Monday of month at 19:00 HRS = 147.240 PL 146.2 (RACES Net Controllers)
Monday 2: CMC Skywarn Weather Net: at 19:30 HRS on 146.610 PL 88.5 (NCS N2JAI Bill or NCS KC2AAX Pete)
Tuesday: Ocean City / Upper Twp. OEM Net: at 19:20 HRS = 145.450 147.240(OC NET) (NCS W2BYW Jim)Thursday: CMCARC Thursday Night Club: at 20:00 HRS = 146.610 PL 88.5 (NCS KC2PAG Mike)
MEMBERSHIP IN THIS GROUP
Membership in this group is RESTRICTED and generally is accomplished by invitation. The group is under strict spam and content
IMPORTANT: You do not have to be an amateur radio operator to be a SKYWARN Spotter !
If you have an interest in SKYWARN here in Cape May County please send an email to CMCSPOTTERSfirstname.lastname@example.org and identify
yourself by name, email and location (address) and include a spotter ID and amateur radio call sign if you have one. Please briefly
describe your interest in our group. Thank you - group owner CMCSPOTTERSemail@example.com
NWS WEATHER LINK
HOW TO BECOME A SPOTTER
OUR FACEBOOK PAGE
LINKS TO MY WEATHER STATION IN Green Creek NJ 08219
Hello, I am Bill Aber, my amateur radio call sign is N2JAI, Cape May County SKYWARN Coordinator and Chief NCS for Severe Weather Nets.
SKYWARN Spotter Pete Fawcett KX2CMC is our primary NCS for are weekly nets on amateur radio frequency 146.610 Mhz -.600 PL 88.5
The Call sign for our amateur radio weather nets is WX2CMC and the license trustee is Bill Aber Sr Coordinator.
"It is through training that the NWS teaches interested volunteer SKYWARN SPOTTERS to be safe, effective and accurate
weather spotters who provide them with the needed ground truth spotter observations"
The National Weather Service Forecast Office in Mount Holly NJ (NWSFO PHI/Mt.Holly) is the parent command of Cape May County SKYWARN ®.
Working closely with the NWS, Public Safety, Emergency Management, ARRL ARES and OEM RACES ( OEM RACES/ARES LINK ) entities is a hallmark of the SKYWARN program. Many folks from these entities are SKYWARN Storm Spotters and participate in our local SKYWARN program here in Cape May County New Jersey.
SKYWARN, founded in the early 1970's is made up of a group of trained, dedicated amateur weather enthusiast who work in conjunction with the National Weather Service by observing and reporting adverse weather conditions to promote public safety and minimize property damage. With the advent of Doppler Radar, and other technologies, the art and science of weather forecasting has made great strides, but even with all the technology, the National Weather Service still is in need of 'ground truth' observers. It is through training that the NWS teaches interested volunteers to be safe, effective and accurate weather spotters who provide them with the needed ground truths.
SKYWARN SPOTTERS are placed on stand-by when a severe weather watch is posted by the National Weather Service. Once that watch is upgraded to a warning, SKYWARN becomes activated and spotters are asked to make severe weather observations. After making an observation that is reportable, there are several ways to relay the information to the National Weather Forecast Office which include: telephone, amateur radio, and an online storm report form. Some of the reports are used to send out statements, warnings and short-term forecasts to the public via the media. The reports also go into "Storm Data", which is a publication that documents severe weather across the country and can be used to create a severe weather climatology database of a specific county, city or region of the country.
FIND OUT MORE THROUGH TRAINING LINK BELOW FOR SCHEDULED TRAINING
County Warning Area
Our forecast area, or County Warning Area (CWA), is highlighted in the picture below.
Our CWA consists of ten counties in eastern Pennsylvania, sixteen counties in New Jersey,
five counties on the upper Eastern Shore of Maryland, and all three counties in Delaware.
This area includes the cities of Philadelphia, Allentown, Atlantic City, and Wilmington, and is home to approximately 11.1 million people.
Click your approximate location on the map to launch your local weather office's home page.
UNDERSTANDING WARNINGS, WATCHES, ADVISORIES AND OUTLOOKS
CLICK FOR Decision Support Briefing
CLICK FOR ENHANCED HAZARDOUS WX SITE
RADAR FOR DIX AND DOX
PLEASE REFRESH TO UPDATE
LINK TO VISIBLE SAT IMAGE DAYTIME: DAY SATELLITE IMAGE
ATTENTION CLICK THIS LINK FOR CURRENT MAP High Resolution Version
A tornado is a violently rotating column of air extending from the base of a thunderstorm down to the ground. Tornadoes are capable of completely destroying well-made structures, uprooting trees, and hurling objects through the air like deadly missiles. Tornadoes can occur at any time of day or night and at any time of the year. Although tornadoes are most common in the Central Plains and the southeastern United States, they have been reported in all 50 states.
This website is designed to teach you how to stay safe when a tornado threatens. If you know what to do before, during and after a tornado, you will minimize your risk of injury and increase your chances of survival. You'll also find links to research, past events other topics of interest as well as downloadable safety handouts about thunderstorms, lightning, and tornadoes.
If you, or someone you know, has been a victim of a tornado, please share your story so we can prevent others from becoming a victim. When you write, please note that NWS has permission to use your story and, if possible, let us know the town and state you were in and the year the event took place.
EF Scale: The Enhanced Fujita Scale classifies tornadoes into the following categories:
" Ground Truth " Severe Weather Observations are based on the following criteria:
Spotters are encouraged to report the following phenomena, if it is safe to do so !
During the Monday Night nets the following information is collected
from the Spotters by the primary and sub net NCS's.
Below is the order it should be given in- left to right.
Time Call Sign Spotter ID Name Location Temperature Wind Speed Wind/Gust Direction Type of Precipitation Precip @0700 Current Precipitation Sky Cover Barometric Pressure Comments
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Amateur Radio Weather Nets:
Cape May County Amateur Radio Severe Weather Nets are conducted by the
Cape May County SKYWARN ® Net Control Station using call sign WX2CMC
on the following frequencies:
Primary frequency: 146.610 MHz -.600 PL 88.5 **** MONITOR****
Secondary Repeater Frequency: 147.240 PL 146.2 (RACES Frequency with Authorization)
Tertiary Frequency: 144.330 MHz Simplex PL ENCODE is 203.5
Repeater resource made available to WX2CMC SKYWARN ® are:
Cape May County Amateur Radio Club N2CMC
146.610 MHz, Neg PL 88.5 -.600 offset (CMCH NJ 08210)
SKYWARN Thanks N2CMC and the CMCARC for use of the repeater,
and We Thank CMC OEM W2CMC for use of their repeaters.
PLEASE JOIN Cape May County Weekly SKYWARN Net at 7:30 PM EACH MONDAY EVENING.
NOAA WEATHER RADIO ALL HAZARDS
Atlantic City, NJ: 162.40 MHz
Lewes, DE: 162.55 MHz
Cape May County SAMES CODE is: 034009
Link to NJ SAMES CODES: http://www.nws.noaa.gov/nwr/coverage/ccov.php?State=NJ
PLEASE INVEST IN OWNING AND USING A NOAA WEATHER RADIO ALL HAZARDS
PLEASE ACCESS THE FOLLOWING LINKS BELOW FOR CURRENT LOCAL INFORMATION
* Current Hazardous Weather OUTLOOK LINK - Click on me
Current Briefing Package PDF Format
Zone 23 Detailed Forecast for Cape May County
Zone 24 Detailed forecast for Atlantic Coastal Cape May
AFD Area Forecast Discussion
CURRENT LOCAL HURRICANE STATEMENT NWS Mt. Holly - CLICK on me
Storm Prediction Center
Weather Prediction Center
UPDATED HURRICANE LINKS 4-16-2018
National Hurricane Center:
Atlantic Tropical Weather Discussion:
Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale:
Definition of NHC Track Forecast Cone:
National Hurricane Preparedness Week:
National Hurricane Center Facebook page:
National Hurricane Center Twitter page:
WINTER WEATHER LINK
Besides our email group Cape May County SKYWARN is on FACEBOOK and TWITTER ( NOT REAL TIME ! )
POINT OF CONTACT FOR CAPE MAY Co. SKYWARN ® NJ Region
SKYWARN ® Coordinator Cape May Co. NJ Region
Bill Aber N2JAI Coordinator/Chief NCS
PO Box 258 Green Creek NJ 08219
144.330 Mhz Simplex PL 203.5 and
146.610Mhz -.600 PL 88.5
LINK TO THIS PAGE
Please BOOKMARK the above link.
WX2CMC SKYWARN Amateur Radio Net Staff:
Bill Aber N2JAI Coordinator/Chief NCS
Pete Fawcett KX2CMC Primary NCS for WX2CMC
Harry Ciabitino KB2NMH Net West
John Deuter K2SEV Net North
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