The above graphics are very useful for National Weather Service SKYWARN Spotters
to get an overview of the current and potential severe weather across the United
SKYWARN is a program conducted by the National Weather Service where they
offer both Basic and Advanced training classes to individuals to become
certified Storm Spotters. Once trained these persons allow the NWS to have
numerous sets of educated "eyes" to provide them with field reports during
severe weather events. Spotters send
concise, relevant information back to the NWS by using amateur radio
or telephone communications for real time information and Email for delayed
reports. This data is used by the NWS to confirm their observations (radar,
satellite, etc.) and help issue timely weather warnings for the affected areas.
Creek Observatory area is located within the
CWA of the NWSFO in
Greenville-Spartanburg, SC. I have attended both the Basic and Advanced
SKYWARN Training Classes offered by the GSP NWS Office. I have the ability
to send reports by
telephone and internet Email.
Click on the above images
or links to visit the
Storm Prediction Center for additional and more comlete information.