Cape May County SKYWARN Spotters CMCSPOTTERS@groups.io
Welcome to Cape May County New Jersey SKYWARN ® Severe Weather Operations Group NJ Region
"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"
MEMBERSHIP IN THIS GROUP
Membership in this group is RESTRICTED and generally is accomplished by invitation. The group is under strict spam and content
control. 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
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 is 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.
EF Scale: The Enhanced Fujita Scale classifies tornadoes into the
EF0...Weak......65 to 85 mph
EF1...Weak......86 to 110 mph
EF2...Strong....111 to 135 mph
EF3...Strong....136 to 165 mph
EF4...Violent...166 to 200 mph
" 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 !
Any injuries or deaths that are weather related
"SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT... WEATHER SPOTTERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO REPORT SIGNIFICANT WEATHER CONDITIONS ACCORDING TO STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURES."
SKYWARN ® and the SKYWARN ® logo are registered trademarks of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, used with permission.
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: 147.420 MHz Simplex PL ENCODE 203.5 **** MONITOR****
Secondary frequency: 147.535 MHz Simplex PL ENCODE is 203.5
Repeater resources 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 club for use of the repeater.
PLEASE JOIN Cape May County Weekly SKYWARN Net at 7:30 PM EACH MONDAY EVENING.
Frequency 147.420 Mhz Simplex PL 203.5 on Transmit.
( Nets are announced on Simplex and N2CMC Repeater )
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 Precip Sky Cover Barometric Pressure Comments
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
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:
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
147.420 Simplex and
N2CMC Repeater 146.610 -.600 PL88.5
LINK TO THIS PAGE
Please BOOKMARK the above link.
WX2CMC SKYWARN Amateur Radio Net Staff:
Bill Aber N2JAI Coordinator/Chief NCS
Bob Myers KB2DHK Trustee WX2CMC
Pete Fawcett KX2CMC Primary NCS for WX2CMC
Harry Ciabitino KB2NMH Net West
John Deuter K2SEV Net North
Thank you for your visit.
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