The Yankee SKYWARN® training net meets every Wednesday evening at 8:00PM local time and every Saturday evening at 7:30PM local time on the KQ1L linked repeater system. Below are listed the repeater information. Spotter are encouraged to check the KQ1L system during severe weather and during activations to see if a SKYWARN® representative is taking reports.

Audio from the Buckfield 146.880-100.0Hz repeater may be found at the following links: Primary and a Secondary MP3 version.

Further details on the KQ1L Linked Repeater System may be found on the KQ1L website.

Town

Frequency

Offset

PL Tone

Comment

Location

Buckfield

146.880

-

100

 Wide
Coverage

Streaked Mtn. Oxford Co.

Dixmont

146.850

-

100

 Wide
Coverage

Mt Harris,
Penobscot Co.

Camden

146.820

-

100

Coastal, Boothbay to Bar Harbor

Ragged Mtn. Knox Co.

Augusta

146.670

-

100

Capitol Area

Sand Hill

Lincoln

147.000

+

100

Northern Maine

Penobscot Co.

New Sharon

147.375

+

131.8

 

York Hill,
Franklin Co.

Sanford

441.500

+

156.7

 

 

Sanford

147.180

+

131.8

Use only south of Portland

Mt. Hope

Island Falls

145.170

-

123

No longer in link system

 

Topsfield

146.670

-

100.0

Down East Maine

Washington Co.

Sugarloaf

146.970

-

100

Link 972
Unlink 973

Franklin Co.

Waterville

146.925

-

100.0

Local to
Waterville

Kennebec Co.

 

 

Date: Wednesday, February 1st, 2017
Net Control Station: Tom, N1KTA
Training Topic: Groundhog Day 2017
Topic Resources: From NJ.com What you need to know about Punxsutawney Phil and his predictions and from Belski's Blog on WLKY.com 44 winter weather folklore sayings
Term of the Night:

Date: Wednesday, January 18th, 2017
Net Control Station: Tom, N1KTA
Training Topic: What is a January Thaw
Topic Resources: From the NWS Gray web site: Snow Network News. Follow the links at the bottom of the page for more information on snow measurement.
Term of the Night:

Date: Wednesday, January 11th, 2017
Net Control Station: Tom, N1KTA
Training Topic: What is a January Thaw
Topic Resources: From The Farmers Almanac  What is a January Thaw
Term of the Night:

Date: Wednesday, January 4th, 2017
Net Control Station: Tom, N1KTA
Training Topic: The Top U.S. Weather or Climate Events of 2016
Topic Resources: From Forbes The Top U.S. Weather or Climate Events of 2016
Term of the Night:

Date: Wednesday, November, 23rd
Net Control Station: Tom, N1KTA
Training Topic: Isentropic Lifting
Topic Resources: From TheWeatherPrdiction.com ISENTROPIC LIFTING
Term of the Night:

Date: Wednesday, November, 16th
Net Control Station: Tom, N1KTA
Training Topic: The Perfect Storm
Topic Resources: From Weather.com 25 Years Ago: A Perfect Storm, an Unnamed Hurricane, and a Historic Halloween Midwest Blizzard
Term of the Night:

Date: Wednesday, November, 9th
Net Control Station: Tom, N1KTA
Training Topic: The Supermoon
Topic Resources: From WCBV Coastal flooding concerns Tuesday & Wednesday
Term of the Night:

Date: Wednesday, November, 2nd
Net Control Station: Tom, N1KTA
Training Topic: Snow Measurement
Topic Resources: From the Yankee Skywarn Library Snow Measurement Guidlines
Term of the Night:

Date: Wednesday, October, 5th
Net Control Station: Tom, N1KTA
Training Topic: How Warm the Summer?
Topic Resources: From the Washington Post Weather-wise, it was a summer of extremes
Term of the Night:

Date: Wednesday, October, 5th
Net Control Station: Tom, N1KTA
Training Topic: A Winter Forcast, sort of
Topic Resources: From Yahoo News Fear of polar vortex repeat lifts U.S. natgas from doldrums
Term of the Night:

Date: Wednesday, September, 28th
Net Control Station: Tom, N1KTA
Training Topic: The New GOES-R Satellite
Topic Resources: From Fox News A Quantum Leap for Weather Satellites and the GOES-R site GOES-R Mission NOAA/NASA
Term of the Night:

Date: Wednesday, September,14th
Net Control Station: Tom, N1KTA
Training Topic: New Micro-Weather Station Can Save Lives
Topic Resources: From Observer.com New Micro-Weather Station Can Save Lives
Term of the Night:

Date: Wednesday, September, 7th
Net Control Station: Tom, N1KTA
Training Topic: Celebrating Weather
Topic Resources: From About Education Seven Festivals That'll Make You Want to Celebrate Weather
Term of the Night:

Date: Wednesday, August, 10th
Net Control Station: Tom, N1KTA
Training Topic: Weather Modification
Topic Resources: From Yahoo News China spent millions on a shady project to control the weather ahead of the Beijing Olympics
Term of the Night:

Date: Wednesday, August, 3rd
Net Control Station: Tom, N1KTA
Training Topic: Drought in the Northeast
Topic Resources: From Phys.Org Drought hits Northeastern US, could last for month
4 droughthitsn In this photo taken Wednesday July 20, 2016, Otter Brook is seen almost dry
in Keene, N.H. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)
Term of the Night:

Date: Wednesday, July, 27th
Net Control Station: Tom, N1KTA
Training Topic: Drought
Topic Resources: From The National Drought Mitigation Center of the USDA the Regional Drought Monitor and from Wikipedia Drought in the United States.
Term of the Night:

Date: Wednesday, July, 20th
Net Control Station: Tom, N1KTA
Training Topic: The difference between micro/macrobursts and tornados.ATE WEATHER EDUCATION WEBSITE
Topic Resources: From Wikipedia Downburst.
Term of the Night:

Date: Wednesday, July, 13th
Net Control Station: Tom, N1KTA
Training Topic: Chinese weather satellitesATE WEATHER EDUCATION WEBSITE
Topic Resources: From ChinaDaily USA 14 new satellites in orbit
Term of the Night:

Date: Wednesday, June, 29th
Net Control Station: Tom, N1KTA
Training Topic: Precipitable WaterATE WEATHER EDUCATION WEBSITE
Topic Resources: From The Ultimate Weather Education Website Skew-T: A Look at PW (precipitable water)
Term of the Night:T

Date: Wednesday, June, 22nd
Net Control Station: Tom, N1KTA
Training Topic: Derecho
Topic Resources:
From Wikipedia Derecho
Term of the Night:

Date: Saturday, June, 15th
Net Control Station: David, WE1U
Training Topic: When Lightning Roars Go Indoors
Topic Resources:
From JetStreamPositive Lightning andLightning FAQs Lightning FAQs. From NOAA their Lightning Safety Brochure
Term of the Night:

Date: Saturday, June, 11th
Net Control Station: Tom, N1KTA
Training Topic:The three main types of satellite images
Topic Resources:
From NOAA, Morristown, TN TYPES OF SATELLITE IMAGERY
Term of the Night:

Date: Wednesday, June 8th
Net Control Station: Tom, N1KTA
Training Topic: Rip Currents
Topic Resources:
From How Stuff Works How Rip Currents Work
Term of the Night:

Date: Wednesday, June 1st
Net Control Station: Tom, N1KTA
Training Topic: CAPE!
Topic Resources:
From Wikipedia Convective Available Potential Energy
Term of the Night:

Date: Saturday, April, 28th
Net Control Station: George, W2GPJ
Training Topic:Lightning Protecation
Topic Resources:
From the ARRLLightning Protection Lightning Protection
Term of the Night:

Date: Saturday, May, 21st
Net Control Station: David, WE1U
Training Topic: Know your Radio
Topic Resources: Cheat Sheet Template

Term of the Night:

Date: Wednesday, May, 18th
Net Control Station: Tom, N1KTA
Training Topic: Lapse Rate
Topic Resources:
From the Encyclopædia Britannica Lapse Rate, and from Shodor.org a Lapse Rate Calculator
Term of the Night:

Date: Wednesday, May, 11th
Net Control Station: Tom, N1KTA
Training Topic: Heat Ridges
Topic Resources:
From North Georgia Weather Blog Climatology Of Heat Ridges Affecting Europe And North America
Term of the Night:

Date: Saturday, April, 23rd
Net Control Station: George, W2GPJ
Training Topic: The Atmosphere, part 1 of a series dealing with the jet stream
Topic Resources:
From NWS JetStream The Atmosphere
Term of the Night:

Date: Saturday, April, 20th
Net Control Station: Tom, N1KTH
Training Topic: Red Flag Warnings
Topic Resources:
 Fire Weather forMaine andNew Hampshire New Hampshire
Term of the Night:

Date: Wednesday, April 13th
Net Control Station: Tom, N1KTA
Training Topic: Severe Weather Definitions
Topic Resources:
From the NWS Binghamton, NYSevere Weather Definitions Severe Weather Definitions
Term of the Night:

Date: Wednesday, March, 31st
Net Control Station: Tom, N1KTA
Training Topic: Pacific North American Teleconnection
Topic Resources:
From the NWS Climate Prediction Center PNA
Term of the Night:

Date: Saturday, March, 26th
Net Control Station: George, W2GPJBufkit12 3c
Training Topic:Skywarn activation
Topic Resources:
The Skywarn Operations Manual in the library
Term of the Night: BUFKIT. From Iowa State UniversityWhat is Bufkit? What is Bufkit? "BUFKIT is a forecast profile visualization and analysis tool kit developed by the staff at the National Weather Service (NWS) office in Buffalo and the Warning Decision Training Branch (WDTB) in Norman, OK. As of January 2001 it is in use in over 75 NWS, Department of Defense, University, and Environment Canada locations. BUFKIT is available to anyone who is interested in the analysis of forecast hourly profiles. See also the BUFKIT Home Page for current software and instructions.

Date: Wednesday, March, 23rd
Net Control Station: Tom, N1KTA
Training Topic: Some spring folklore
Topic Resources:
From Highland Heritage School in AustraliaSpring Folklore Spring Folklore
Term of the Night:

Date: Saturdmulticellay, March, 19th
Net Control Station: George, W2GPJ
Training Topic: Types of Thunderstorms 
Topic Resources: From the NWS JetStream - Online School for Weather Types of Thunderstorms
Term of the Night:

 

Date: Wednesday, March, 16th
Net Control Station: Tom, N1KTA2 weather3
Training Topic: Marine Warning Types
Topic Resources:
NOAA's Coastal Warning Display Program and from USA Today What Do Beach Warning Flags Mean?
Term of the Night:

Date: Wednesday, March, 2nd
Net Control Station: George, W2GPJ
Training Topic: Yankee Skywarn Organization
Topic Resources:
From the GYX Operations Manual (pages 1-6) in the library, Yankee Skywarn organization.
Term of the Night:

Date: Saturday, February, 27th
Net Control Station: George, W2GPJ
Training Topic: Reporting fundamentals
Topic Resources:
From Skywarn's Basic Spotters' Field Guide from the Yankee Skywarn Library. Also in the library is the Advanced Spotters Field Guide.
Term of the Night:

Date: Wednesday, February, 20th
Net Control Station: Tom, N1KTA
Training Topic: Cyclones
Topic Resources:
From NOAA's National Ocean Service "What is the difference between a hurricane, a cyclone, and a typhoon?" and from CNN "Fiji takes direct hit from Tropical Cyclone Winston".
Term of the Night:

Date: Wednesday, January, 13th
Net Control Station: Tom, N1KTA
Training Topic:How to Accurately Measure Snowfall
Topic Resources:
From NOAA Snow Measurment Guidelines, from CoCoRaHS Guide to Measureing Snow.
Term of the Night:

Date: Wednesday, December, 23rd
Net Control Station: Tom, N1KTA
Training Topic: Snow Measurment Guidelines
Topic Resources:
From NOAA Snow Measurment Guidelines.
Term of the Night:

Date: Wednesday, December, 9th
Net Control Station: Tom, N1KTA
Training Topic: Weather Folklore
Topic Resources: Folklore Sayings, Weather Proverbs & Weather Folklore

Term of the Night:

Date: Saturday, December, 12th
Net Control Station: Tom, N1KTA
Training Topic: The Anything Weather Store
Topic Resources: Anything Weather Store & Skywarn Emporium

Term of the Night:

Date: Wednesday, December, 9th
Net Control Station: Tom, N1KTA
Training Topic: El Niño
Topic Resources:
From the Portland Press Herald El Niño could rival record...
Term of the Night:

Date: Wednesday, November, 11th
Net Control Station: Tom, N1KTA
Training Topic: The North Atlantic weather war
Topic Resources:
From Wikipedia the North Atlantic weather war.
Term of the Night:

Date: Wednesday, November 4th
Net Control Station: Rick, N1SGL
Training Topic: Winter Safety
Topic Resources: NOAA Weather-ReadtNation, Winter is a Killer.
Term of the Night:

Date: Saturday, September 26th.
Net Control Station: David, WE1U
Training Topic: Skywarn Training Update suggestions
Topic Resources: The Skywarn Operations Manual for the NWS GYX area is available for download.
Term of the Night:

Date: Saturday, September 19th.
Net Control Station: David, WE1U
Training Topic: Siting/Calibrations of Barometers.
Topic Resources: From the CWOP Guide, page 22, which may be found in the Yankee Skywarn library or the Guide may be downloaded from CWOP.
Term of the Night:

Date: Saturday, September 12th.
Net Control Station: David, WE1U
Training Topic: Thermometer Siting Guidelines.
Topic Resources: From the CWOP Guide which may be found in the Yankee Skywarn library or the Guide may be downloaded from CWOP.
Term of the Night:

Date: Wednesday, September 9th.
Net Control Station: David, WE1U
Training Topic: Highlights of "Improving Skywarn Networks" by WB8SIW
Topic Resources:
Download PDF Improving Skywarn Networks. The source of the information is the TEX Amateur Radio Traffic Network
Term of the Night:

Date: Saturday, September 5th.
Net Control Station: David, WE1U
Training Topic:Storm Report Criteria
Topic Resources: From NWS Gray Strom Report Criteria for the Gray CWA.
Term of the Night: Gyre: From Wikipedia A gyre in oceanography is any large system of rotating ocean currents, particularly those involved with large wind movements.

Date: Wednesday, September 2nd.
Net Control Station: Tom, N1KTA
Training Topic: Northern Lights
Topic Resources:
From the Northern Lights Centre (Watson Lake, Yukon Territory, Canada) Northern Lights or Aurora Borealis Explained
Term of the Night:

Date: Wednesday, August, 27th.
Net Control Station: Tom, N1KTA
Training Topic: Rex Block
Topic Resources:
From NWS Central Region Headquarters a PDF entitled Rex Block
Term of the Night:

Date: Wednesday, August, 19th.
Net Control Station: Tom, N1KTA
Training Topic: Air Quality Safety
Topic Resources:
From the National Weather Service NWS Air Quality Safety Home Page
Term of the Night:

Date: Wednesday, July, 29th.
Net Control Station: Tom, N1KTA
Training Topic: Cape
Topic Resources:
From Wikipedia Convective available potential energy (CAPE)
Term of the Night:

Date: Wednesday, July, 22th.
Net Control Station: Tom, N1KTA
Training Topic: Backdoor Cold Fronts
Topic Resources:
From WeatherdudesThe Backdoor Cold Front
Term of the Night:

Date: Wednesday, July, 15th.
Net Control Station: Tom, N1KTA
Training Topic: Tropical Systems
Topic Resources:
From the National Hurricane Center Tropical Cyclone Climatology
Term of the Night:

Date: Wednesday, July, 8th.
Net Control Station: Tom, N1KTA
Training Topic:Florida's flesh eating bacteria
Topic Resources:
From AccuWeather.com Flesh-Eating Bacteria Kills Two in Florida as Water Temperatures Rise , not to mention the sharks.
Term of the Night: Vibrio vulnificus, a pathogenic bacteria of the genus Vibrio. Present in marine environments such as estuaries, brackish ponds, or coastal areas. V. vulnificus wound infections have a mortality rate around 25%.

Date: Wednesday, June, 20th.
Net Control Station: David, WE1U
Training Topic: Coastal Fronts
Topic Resources:
From the NWS Lightning Safety ans Lightning Resources.
Term of the Night: Isentropic Lift (A process during which the entropy remains constant is called an isentropic process). Lifting of air that is traveling along an upward-sloping isentropic surface. Isentropic lift often is referred to erroneously as overrunning, but more accurately describes the physical process by which the lifting occurs. Situations involving isentropic lift often are characterized by widespread stratiform clouds and precipitation, but may include elevated convection in the form of embedded thunderstorms.

Date: Wednesday, June, 17th.
Net Control Station: Tom, N1KTA
Training Topic: Summer Solstice
Topic Resources:
From Wikipedia Summer solstice.

Date: Wednesday, March, 1st.
Net Control Station: Tom, N1KTA
Training Topic: Coastal Fronts
Topic Resources:
From the AMS Meteorological Glossary Coastal Front.

Date: Wednesday, February, 18th.
Net Control Station: Tom, N1KTA
Training Topic: The NorLun Trough.
Topic Resources:
From MattNoyes.net Exactly what is a Norlun Trough.

Date: Wednesday, January, 27th.
Net Control Station: Tom, N1KTA
Training Topic: Pacific–North American teleconnection pattern (PNA)
Topic Resources:
From Wikipedia PNA. See also WeatherBell.for a more muddled explanation for the D'Aleo-Negative PNA.

Date: Wednesday, January, 21st. noreasterstormtracks
Net Control Station: Tom, N1KTA
Training Topic: 40N 70W Benchmark
Topic Resources: See the web site 40North 70West for some information. See also Blizzards and Nor'Easters on Weather With a Spin which talks about the benchmark in all but name.

Date: Wednesday, January, 14th.
Net Control Station: Tom, N1KTA
Training Topic: Skywarn Recognition Day stat and an answer to Harvey's question on the European model.
Topic Resources: From Wikipedia European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) and the ECMEF homepage, see also ECMWF documentation.

Date: Saturday, January, 10th.
Net Control Station: David, WE1U
Training Topic: Antennas
Resources:
Corrections to parameters in the old Slywarn Training Manual.

Date: Wednesday, January 7th.
Net Control Station: David, WE1U
Training Topic: Winter in Maine
Resources:
From GYX Ready.Gov Winter Storms & Extreme Cold Winter Storms & Extreme Cold.

Date: Saturday, December, 20th.
Net Control Station: David, WE1U
Training Topic: Snow spotter guidelines.
Resources:
From GYX Snow Spotter Information, see especially the 5 links at the bottom of the page.

Date: Saturday, December, 13th.
Net Control Station: David, WE1U
Training Topic: The United State Antarctic Program.
Resources:
From the U.S. Artarctic Program also see a PDF of their 354 page Field Manual.

Date: Wednesday, December, 10th.
Net Control Station: Tom, N1KTA
Training Topic: Dry Slots (and other ways to bust a forcast).
Topic Resources: From theWeatherPrediction.com Dry Slots Along the I-95 corridor.

Date: Wednesday, December, 3rd.
Net Control Station: Rick, N1SGL
Training Topic: Winter Safety
Resources:
From NOAA Winter Safety.

Date: Wednesday, November, 26th.
Net Control Station: Tom, N1KTA
Training Topic: Thunder Snow.
Topic Resources: From Wikipedia Thundersnow.

Date: Saturday, November, 21st.
Net Control Station: Tom, N1KTA
Training Topic: The topic of the acronym "CMC" came up tonight. See link below.
Topic Resources: From Wikipedia Canadian Meteorological Centre, located near Montreal, it does not seem to have a direct web link.

Date: Wednesday, November, 19th.
Net Control Station: Tom, N1KTA
Training Topic: Lake Effect Snow
Topic Resources: From NOAA Warm Water and Cold Air.

Date: Wednesday, November, 12th.
Net Control Station: Tom, N1KTA
Training Topic:Barotophic & Baroclinic Defined.
Topic Resources: From meterologist Jeff Haby comes the definitions & from the University of California, Irvine's Earth Systems Science department come a more detailed PDF(watch out for the math).

Date: Wednesday, November, 5th.
Net Control Station: Tom, N1KTA
Training Topic: El Niño and how it might affect this winter's outlook.
Topic Resources: From NOAA Climate.gov ENSO Flavor of the Month, & the NOAA Winter Outlook.

Date: Wednesday, September, 24th.
Net Control Station: No net tonight the 88 repeater is down.
Training Topic: Two files from David, WE1U have been uploaded.
Topic Resources: Radio Cheatsheet Template for Word & Open Office/Libre Office

Date: Wednesday, September, 3rd.
Net Control Station: Tom, N1KTA
Training Topic: Fog
Topic Resources: From NWS Jackson, KY Types of Fog.

Date: Saturday, August, 23rd.
Net Control Station: David, WE1U
Training Topic: The Positive and Negative Side of Lightning.
Resources:
From the MWS JetStream site The Positive and Negative Side of Lightning.

Date: Wednesday, August, 20th.
Net Control Station: Tom, N1KTA
Training Topic: Sea Breeze
Topic Resources: From Wikipedia Sea Breeze.

Date: Saturday, August, 16th.
Net Control Station: David, WE1U
Training Topic: Lightning Myths and Facts
Resources:
From the NOAA Lightning Safety Myths.

Date: Wednesday, August, 13th.
Net Control Station: David, WE1U
Training Topic: Lightning Safety Tips
Resources:
From NOAA Lightning Safety Tips.

Date: Saturday, August, 9th.
Net Control Station: David, WE1U
Training Topic: Lightning Science: Five Ways Lightning Strikes People
Resources:
From the NWS Lightning Safety.

Date: Saturday, August, 2nd.
Net Control Station: Rick, N1SGL & Tom, N1KTA
Training Topic: The EF Scale for Tornado Evaluation
Topic Resources: From The Storm Prediction Center, Enhanced Fujita Scale (EF Scale) and from Wikipedia Enhanced Fujita Scale.

Date: Saturday, July, 26th.
Net Control Station: Tom, N1KTA
Training Topic: Lightning Sprites
Topic Resources: From Wikipedia Sprite (lightning) and below from YouTube.

Date: Wednesday, July, 16th.
Net Control Station: Tom, N1KTA
Training Topic: Microburts
Topic Resources: From the Amarillo, TX NWS web site What is a microburst?

Date: Wednesday, June, 18th.
Net Control Station: Tom, N1KTA
Training Topic: Humidity
Topic Resources: View or download the PDF Humidity from Tom.

Date: Saturday, June, 14th.
Net Control Station: David, WE1U
Training Topic: Make a Plan
Resources:
From Ready.Gov Make a Plan.

Date: Saturday, June, 7th.
Net Control Station: Rick, N1SGL, David, WE1U
Training Topic: Rip Currents
Resources:
From NOAA NOAA Break The Grip of The Rip!

Date: Wednesday, June, 4th.
Net Control Station: David, WE1U
Training Topic: Inland Flooding
Topic Resources: From NOAA A Deadly Inland Danger. Also other topics not coverend may be found at the National Hurricane Center Hurricane Preparation.

Date: Saturday, May, 31st.
Net Control Station: David, WE1U
Training Topic: Hurricane Winds
Resources:
From NOAA Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale.

Date: Wednesday, May, 28th.
Net Control Station: Tom, N1KTA
Training Topic: Back Door Cold Front.
Topic Resources: From WeatherBug Mobile Gloomy Weather?

Date: Wednesday, May, 24th.
Net Control Station: David, WE1U
Training Topic: Hurricane Preparedness Week; Storm Surge.
Topic Resources: From NOAA Storm Surge. See also the FAQ link and others at the top of the page.

outlook2014

Date: Wednesday, May, 21st.
Net Control Station: David, WE1U
Training Topic: Hurricane Preparedness
Topic Resources: From NOAA Hurricane Preparedness Week.

Date: Saturday, April, 12th.
Net Control Station: Rick, N1SGL
Training Topic: Flood Hazard Information
Resources:
From NOAA Flood Hazards.

Date: Wednesday, April, 9th.
Net Control Station: Tom, N1KTA
Training Topic: Bombogenesis 
Topic Resources: From theweatherpreciction.com Bombogenesis.

Date: Saturday, March, 29th.
Net Control Station: Rick, N1SGL
Training Topic: Floods
Resources:
From NOAA NWS Flood Safety Home Page.

Date: Wednesday, March, 19th.
Net Control Station: Tom, N1KTA
Training Topic: How to calculate when the solstices start!
Topic Resources: From TimeandDate.com About the Seasons.

Date: Wednesday, March, 5th.
Net Control Station: Tom, N1KTA
Training Topic: NORLUN Trough
Topic Resources: The Actual study NORLUN2 and an explanation by Matt Noyes NORLUN Trough.

Date: Saturday, February, 22nd.structure
Net Control Station: Rick, N1SGL
Training Topic:  Layers of the Atmosphere.
Topic Resources: From JetStream Layers of the Atmosphere.

Date: Saturday, February, 15th.
Net Control Station: Tom, N1KTA
Training Topic: The forecast discussion without the abbreviations. A brief discussion of the 40N 70W Benchmark, from the website of the same name!
Topic Resources: From Wunderground.com Scientific Forecaster Discussion and from 40north70west.com THE GOLDILOCKS ZONE OF NORTHEAST SNOWSTORMS

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Date: Wednesday, January, 22nd.
Net Control Station: Tom, N1KTA
Training Topic: Wind Chill
Topic Resources: From GYX Public Information Statement October, 23 2013 ...EXTREME COLD, HYPOTHERMIA, FROSTBITE, AND WIND CHILL...

Date: Saturday, January, 18th.
Net Control Station: Rick, N1SGL
Training Topic:Some weather termsTopic
Resources:
From David, WE1U, a list of Weather Terms downloadable in PDF fromat.

 

 

 

 

 

Date: Saturday, January, 11th.what-is-a-january-thaw-10671Credit: The Farmer's Almanac
Net Control Station: Rick, N1SGL
Training Topic: January Thaw
Topic Resources: From the Farmer's Almanac What is a January Thaw?

Date: Wednesday, January, 8th.
Net Control Station: Tom, N1KTA
Training Topic: The Polar Vortex & Earth.nullschool.net Wind Map.
Topic Resources: From NBC News Polar Vortex, What is It... and from Climate Progress Everything you wanted to know about the Polar Vortex. Also discussed was the Wind Map from earth.nullschool.net. Some instructions: Left click & drag to rotate the globe; right click to find information at the mouse pointer; wheel, if you have one, to zoom in & out; click on "earth", lower left for more parameters; while in the parameters section click on "about" for a little more information about the site. Warning, can be mesmerizing!

Date: Saturday, January, 4th.
Net Control Station: Tom, N1KTA
Training Topic: Portland temperature records.
Topic Resources: From the Maine Sunday Telegram of January, 5th. How Low Can Portland Temperatures Go?

Date: Wednesday, January, 1st.
Net Control Station: Tom, N1KTA
Training Topic: Ice Storm Comparisons
Topic Resources: From NOAA, Burlington, VT Tenth anniversary of 1998 Ice Storm.

Date: Wednesday, December, 11th.
Net Control Station: Tom, N1KTA
Training Topic: Winter Weather Precipitation Types
Topic Resources: From NC State University and the State Climate Office of North Carolina
Winter Weather - Precipitation Types.

Date: Saturday, December, 14th.
Net Control Station: Rick, N1SGL
Training Topic: Winter Weather Driving
Topic Resources: From the Safety Center of Insurance Quotes.org Winter Driving Safety Tips.

nsm depth 2013121005 NationalSnow depth December 10, 2013

Date: Wednesday, December, 11th.
Net Control Station: Tom, N1KTA
Training Topic: Wind Chill
Topic Resources: From NOAA Wind Chill Chart.

 

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 nsm depth 2012121005 NationalSnow depth December 10, 2012

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date: Saturday, December, 7th.
Net Control Station: Rick, N1SGL
Training Topic: Winter Storms & Extreme Cold
Topic Resources: From Ready.Gov Winter-Weather

Date: Saturday, November, 30th.
Net Control Station: Rick, N1SGL
Training Topic: Know Your Winter Weather Terms
Topic Resources: From the NOAA News Winter Terms

Date: Saturday, November, 23rd.
Net Control Station: Tom, N1KTA
Training Topic: New Snow Measurement Guidelines for National Weather Service Surface Observing Programs from NOAA.
Topic Resources: View and download the PDF, or download from the Skywarn Library.

Date: Saturday, November, 16th.
Net Control Station: Rick, N1SGL
Training Topic: Winter Weather Tip Sheet
Topic Resources: From the NOAA Office of Climate, Water and Weather services, Winter Weather Tip Sheet.

Date: Wednesday, November, 13th. winter-signs-woolly-worm
Net Control Station: Tom, N1KTA
Training Topic: Winter Folklore Predictions.
Topic Resources: From WebEcoist "Signs of Winter Weather: 14 Folklore Predictions"

Date: Wednesday, October, 2nd.
Net Control Station: Tom, N1KTA & Rick, N1SGL
Training Topic: Radiational Cooling.
Topic Resources: From the FreeDictionary Radiational Cooling.

Date: Wednesday, September, 18th.
Net Control Station: Tom, N1KTA
Training Topic: The SWAN Model, Simulating WAves Nearshore. A Windows program for simulating the physics of wind and wave interaction nearshore.
Topic Resources: Following are links to an overview, a detailed description PDF of the SWAN model and download location.

Date: Saturday, September, 14th.
Net Control Station: Rick, N1SGL
Training Topic: Ways to help
Topic Resources: From the RedCross.org site Support.

Date: Wednesday, September, 4th.force ready
Net Control Station: Rick, N1SGL
Training Topic: National Preparedness Month
Topic Resources: From NOAA's Weather-Ready Nation website What you can do.

Date: Wednesday, August, 20th.
Net Control Station: Tom, N1KTA
Training Topic: CAPE: Convective Available Potential Energy
Topic Resources: From Wikepedia CAPE.

Date: Wednesday, August, 14th.meteor Jack Fusco Photography Acadia Natinal Park MainePersieds over Otter Cove, Acadia 2012 by Jack Fusco
Net Control Station: Tom, N1KTA
Training Topic: The Perseid Meteor Shower (now showing).
Topic Resources: From Space.Com The Perseid Meteor Shower is Now Peaking. More info at EarthSky, Perseid Meteor Shower.

Date: Wednesday, August, 7th.
Net Control Station: Tom, N1KTA
Training Topic: Radiosondes.
Topic Resources: From Wikipedia Radiosonde.

Date: Saturday, August, 1st.
Net Control Station: Tom, N1KTA
Training Topic: Operation Popeye DOD weather "expiriment" during the Vietnam War.
Topic Resources: From Wikipedia Operation Popeye.

Date: Wednesday, July, 31stWestAfrica.A2013211.1140.2kmDust storm in the Sahara Desert and over the Atlantic Ocean 7/30/2013  .
Net Control Station: Tom, N1KTA
Training Topic: Dusty Hurricanes
Topic Resources: From Jeff Masters WunderBlog at Weather Underground 2009 Dust Forcast and African Dust Storm from July 31st also NASA Mission Pages Saharan Dust.

Date: Saturday, July, 27th.
Net Control Station: Tom, N1KTA
Training Topic: Numerical Weather Prediction - Initialization.
Topic Resources: From Wikipedia Numerical Weather Prediction.

Date: Wednesday, July, 24th.
Net Control Station: David, WE1U
Training Topic: Tropical Cyclones
Topic Resources: From NOAA Tropical Cyclones a 12 page PDF download.

Date: Saturday, July 20th.
Net Control Station: David, WE1U
Training Topic: Hurricane Preparedness Week in Maine, Overview.
Topic Resources: From NWS Hurricane Center Hurricane Preparednes Week and Cyclone Activity. See also the publice service announcements from YouTube.

Date: Wednesday, July, 17th.
Net Control Station: Tom, N1KTA
Training Topic: Numerical Weather Prediction. AtmosphericModelSchematic
Topic Resources: From Wikipedia Numerical Weather Prediction.

Also the web site Tom mentioned can be reached at SimuAWIPS. Registration is required to use the site.

Date: Saturday, July 13th.
Net Control Station: Rick, N1SGL & David, WE1U with training
Training Topic: Lightning Facts
Topic Resources: From NOAA Lightning Safety Myths & Facts

Date: Saturday, July 6th.
Net Control Station: David, WE1U
Training Topic: Lightning Myths & Facts
Topic Resources: From NOAA Lightning Safety Myths & Facts.

Date: Wednesday, July, 3rd.

Net Control Station: Tom, N1KTA
Training Topic: Heat waves and heat indices.
Topic Resources: From former Maine Climatatologist Greg Zielinski's book. Chapter 13 at Google Books. More information on the book in the Yankee Skywarn Library.

Date: Saturday, June, 22nd.
Net Control Station: Rick, N1SGL
Training Topic: Lightning Safety Week, June 23-29, 2013
Topic Resources: From NOAA's Lightning Safety web site.

Date: Saturday, June, 8th.june-solstice-rocks-e1371777301253Solstice Sunset June, 21 at Loughcrew, near Oldcastle, County Meath, Ireland. Photo from Medieval Irish History.
Net Control Station: Tom, N1KTA
Training Topic: Atlantic Hurricane Genisis.
Topic Resources: From the National Hurricane Center Tropical Clyclone Climatology. Also available as a PDF in the library.

Date: Saturday, June 15th.
Net Control Station:
Tom, N1KTA
Training Topic:
Skywarn Activation
Topic Resource: From National Weather Service Skywarn.

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Date:
Wednesday, June 5th.
Net Control Station: Rick, N1SGL
Training Topic:  Rip Current and Beach Safety Awareness Week
Topic Resources: From the NOAA web site Rip Current Awareness Week.

Date: Saturday, June 1st.
Net Control Station:
Tom, N1KTA
Training Topic:
Skywarn Activation
Topic Resource: From National Weather Service Skywarn.

Date: Wednesday, May, 29th.
Net Control Station: Rick, N1SGL & Tom, N1KTA
Training Topic: The Suns Magnetic Field
Topic Resources: From Scienc Digest here.

safeboat12
Date:
Wednesday, May, 25th.
Net Control Station: David, WE1U
Training Topic: 2013 Safe Boating Week
Topic Resources: From NOAA Safe Boating

 

 

 

Date: Wednesday, May, 1st.706640main 705852main GEOS5 800-600
Portrait of Global Aerosols from NASA

Net Control Station: Rick, N1SGL
Training Topic: Wildfires
Topic Resources: From Ready.Gov Wildfires.

Date: Wednesday, April, 24th.
Net Control Station: David, WE1U
Training Topic: UV Index
Topic Resources: From NOAA's Climate Prediction Center UV Index: Information.

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Date: Saturday, April 20th.
Net Control Station:
Tom, N1KTA
Training Topic: Lake Turnover
Topic Resource: From the On the Lake website Lake Turnover.

Date: Wednesday, April 17th.
Net Control Station:
Tom, N1KTA
Training Topic: UV Index
Topic Resource: From NOAA's Climate Prediction Center UV Index: Information, UV Index: How to user it!

Date: Saturday, April, 13th.
Net Control Station: Rick, N1SGL
Training Topic:  Anticipating Hazardous Weather and Community Risk
Topic Resources: From the FEMA Emergency Management Insitute course IS-271.A.

Date: Saturday, March, 30th.706640main 705852main GEOS5 800-600Portrait of Global Aerosols from NASA
Net Control Station: Rick, N1SGL
Training Topic: Weather Trivia
Topic Resources: From AngelFire Weather Trivia.

Date: Saturday, March, 23rd.
Net Control Station:
Tom, N1KTA
Training Topic: Maine Prepares
Topic Resource: From MEMA frquently asked questions.

Date: Wednesday, March, 20th.
Net Control Station: David, WE1U
Training Topic: 2013 Flood Awarness Week
Topic Resources: From NOAA The Great Bangor Storm.

Date: Saturday, March, 16th.
Net Control Station:
Tom, N1KTA
Training Topic: NCDC Normals
Topic Resource:  From NOAA's National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) Climate Normals. NWS Gray Climate state here.

Date: Wednesday, March, 13th.
AxialTiltObliquityNet Control Station: Tom, N1KTA
Training Topic: Vernal Equinox
Topic Resource:  From TimeandDate.com the March Equinox, and from the Old Farmers Almanac, First Day of Spring 2013: Vernal Equinox.

Date: Saturday, March, 9th.
Net Control Station: Rick, N1SGL
Training Topic:COL, in meteorology a pressure region between two anticyclones and two depressions, associated with variable weather [from French: neck, col, from Latin collum neck].
Topic Resources: From the Ultimate Weather Education web site the Creation of a COL.

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Date: Wednesday, March, 6th.
Net Control Station: Rick, N1SGL
Training Topic: Be a Force of Nature: National Severe Weather Preparedness Week, March 3-9, 2013.
Topic Resources: From NOAA Weather-Ready Nation

 

 

 

Date: Saturday, March, 2nd.rs1
Net Control Station:
Tom, N1KTA
Training Topic: When can it snow?
Topic Resource:  From the University of Illinois, "Rain or Snow?" and from WeatherPrediction.com "Can It Be Too Cold to Snow?"

Date: Wednesday, February, 27th.
Net Control Station: David, WE1U
Training Topic:Precipitation Identification Near the Ground project (PING)
Topic Resources: From NOAA PING. Snowflake ID Manual & PING Wants You.

Date: Saturday, February, 23rd.
Net Control Station: Rick, N1SGL
Training Topic: Weather Lore
Topic Resources: From Wikipedia False Weather Lore.

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Date: Wednesday, February, 13th.
Net Control Station: David, WE1U
Training Topic: Be Aware of Awarness Weeks:
Topic Resources: From NOAA Weather Awarness Events Calendar.

Date: Saturday, February, 6th.
Net Control Station:
Tom, N1KTA
Training Topic: Cyclogenesis
Topic Resource:  From Wikipedia Cyclogenesis.

Date: Saturday, February, 2nd. Sea foam at Ocean Beach in San Francisco -1 on 3-25-11
Net Control Station: David, WE1U
Training Topic: Sea Foam
Topic Resources: From Wikipedia Sea Foam, from NOAA Ocean Service Sea Foam too and from CBS New a video. David has also prepared and summer PDF which may be viewed online or downloaded.

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Date: Wednesday, January, 30th.
Net Control Station: David, WE1U
Training Topic: Triboelectric Effect
Topic Resources: From Wikipedia Triboelectric Effect

Date: Wednesday, January, 26th. 150px-Redskyatnight
Net Control Station: Rick, N1SGL
Training Topic: Weather Lore
Topic Resources: From Wikipedia Weather Lore.

Date: Saturday, January, 23rd.
Net Control Station:
Tom, N1KTA
Training Topic: Cold Waves
Topic Resource:  From Wikipedia here.

Date: Saturday, January, 19th
Net Control Station:
Tom, N1KTA
Training Topic: Graphical Forcast Editor
Topic Resource:  From the NOAA GFE Suite.

Date: Wednesday, January, 10th.
Net Control Station: David, WE1U
Training Topic: Snow shoveling rules & safety tips.
Topic Resources: Popular Mechanices rules & Toronto EMS safety tips.

Date: Wednesday, January, 2nd.
Net Control Station: Rick, N1SGL
Training Topic:...Winter Storms
Topic Resources:From the GYX website here

Date: Wednesday, December 26th.
Net Control Station: David, WE1U
Training Topic: Storm Power Safety links.
Topic Resources: Download PDF.

Date: Wednesday, December 19th.
Net Control Station: Rick, N1SGL
Training Topic:...WATCH...WARNING...AND ADVISORY CRITERIA FOR WINTER STORMS...
Topic Resources:From the GYX website here

Frost patterns 4
Date:
Saturday, December, 15th
Net Control Station:
Tom, N1KTA
Training Topic: Frost
Topic Resource:  From Wikipedia Frost.

balloonparachuteinstrumentlaunchTwin Cities, MN NWS photo

 

 

 

Date: Wednesday, December, 5th.
Net Control Station: Jerry, K1WTX
Training Topic: Setting and using the barometer.
Topic Resource: Weatherzone article with setting tips. Here is a link to statewide hourly barometric observation (scroll down for text data ).

sncover2
Date:
Wednesday, November 28th.
Net Control Station: Jerry, K1WTX
Training Topic: The Forcast Discussion.
Topic Resource: Forcast discussion handout from the North Carolina State University weather internship course. More infromation may be found here.

Date: Wednesday, November 14th.
Net Control Station: Jerry, K1WTX
Training Topic: Snow measurement guidelines
Topic Resource: Jackson, KY NOAA website here. See also A Guide to the Science, Climatology, and Measurement of Snow in the United States.

 

 Date: Wednesday, October 10th.
Net Control Station: Jerry, K1WTX
Training Topic: Hail, sleet and freezing rain. . . .oh MY!   And why spotters should know the difference!
Topic Resource: From the 2008 NWS Glossary available in the library on this website.

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Date: Wednesday, August 15th.
Net Control Station: Jerry, K1WTX
Training Topic: A little about the upcoming equinox.
Topic Resource: From Wikipedia here & timeanddate.com here.

Date: Wednesday, August 15th.
Net Control Station: Jerry, K1WTX
Training Topic: A general discussion of the present hurricane season.
Topic Resource: Jerry's awesome applet may be found here.

adiabaticDate: Wednesday, August 22nd 29th.
Net Control Station: Jerry, K1WTX
Training Topic: Clouds foretell the weather to come.
Topic Resource: Info from Jetstream, WikiHow Cloud Forcasting and Forcasting Weather by the Clouds by Dan Baker.

Date: Wednesday, August 15th.
Net Control Station: Jerry, K1WTX
Training Topic: Dewpoint
Topic Resource: Info from WeatherQuestions here and Wikipedia here.

Date: Saturday, August 11th. gfs4c
Net Control Station: Tom, N1KTA
Training Topic: The Global Forecast System (GFS) Model.
Topic Resource: From Wikipedia here. More detailed information from the National Centers for Environmental Prediction's GFS model website here.

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Date: Wednesday, August 8th.
Net Control Station: Jerry, K1WTX
Training Topic: The Climate Prediction Center, extended outlooks and the local signs of summer's, sigh, end.
Topic Resource: The Climate Prediction Center website here.

 

 

 

Date: Wednesday, August 1st.
Net Control Station: Jerry, K1WTX
Training Topic: The Hurricane Watch Net
Topic Resource: The Hurricane Watch Net website here. A condensed, but free Storm Pulse may be found here.

Date: Wednesday, July 25th.tstrms
Net Control Station:
Jerry, WX1GYX
Training Topic: Thunderstorms
Topic Resource: From the NWS JetStream Online School for Weather.

Date: Wednesday, July 18th.
Net Control Station:
Jerry, K1WTX
Training Topic: Hurricane Awareness Week in New England site, day 2 Hurricanes & Tornadoes.
Topic Resource: Website and public information statements from the Gray office here.

Date: Saturday, June 30th.wd logo
Net Control Station:
Tom, N1KTA
Training Topic:
Affects of heat and humidity
Topic Resources:
The Weather Doctor
.

Date: Wednesday, June 27th.
Net Control Station:
Jerry, K1WTX
Training Topic: Lightning Safety Awarness
Topic Resource:
NOAA PNS Statement and the YouTube video with John Jensenius.

Date: Saturday, June 23rd.
Net Control Station:Tom, N1KTA
Training Topic: Mesoscale convective system (MCS)
Topic Resources: Wikipedia here

 
Date:
Wednesday, June 20th. dualpol-2011b
Net Control Station: Jerry, K1WTX
Training Topic: The new dual polarization radar.
Topic Resource: NOAA National Servere Storms Laboratory website.

Date: Saturday, June 16th.Net Control Station: David, WE1U
Training Topic: Spotter Guidelines, 2010 Severe Thunderstorm Warnings criteria
Topic Resource: From NWS
Gray Storm and Snow Spotter Reporting Guidelines and from the NWS Why One Inch Hail Criterion?

 

320px-North seasonDate: Wednesday, June 13th.
Net Control Station:Jerry, K1WTX
Training Topic:The Summer Solstice
Topic Resources:From the Old Farmer's Almanac here.

 

Date: Saturday, June 9th.rc signNOAA-USLA
Net Control Station:Tom, N1KTA
Training Topic:Rip Current Awarness Week
Topic Resources:NOAA information website here. More infomation from NOAA here.

 

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Date: Wednesday, June 6th.
Net Control Station:Jerry, K1WTX
Training Topic:Flooding
Topic Resources:Current streamflow conditions for Maine & New Hampshire. Lots of information if you start from the National Water Information System: Web Interface
home page.

 

Date: Saturday, June 2nd.
Net Control Station:Tom, N1KTA
Training Topic:Types of flooding
Topic Resources: Wikipedia here. See also NWS Northeast River Forcast Center.

Lightning Safety Sign

 

 

Date: Wednesday, May, 30th.
Net Control Station: Jerry, K1WTX
Training Topic: Jumping ahead to Lightning Safety Week,
which is really June 24-30, 2012.
Topic Resource: NOAA website here.
More lightning information from the Columbia, SC NOAA National Weather Service website here.

 

 

 

 

Date: Wednesday, May, 25rd.
safeboat12Net Control Station: Jerry, K1WTX
Training Topic: National Safe Boating Week, May 19-25
Topic Resource: Website here.

 

 

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Date: Saturday, May 19th.
Net Control Station:Tom, N1KTA
Training Topic:Fog
Topic Resources:Types of fog from NOAA and a mariner's slant. Nice article about fog on Wikipedia here.

 

 

Date: Wednesday, May 16th.
Net Control Station: David, WE1U
Training Topic: Tornadoes
Topic Resource: 

Date: Wednesday, May 2nd.
Net Control Station:Jerry, K1WTX
Training Topic:THE WEEK OF APRIL 30TH THROUGH MAY 4TH, SEVERE WEATHER AWARENESS WEEK IN NEW ENGLAND.
Topic Resources:Here is a downloadable PDF of the Tuesday, Wednesay and Thursday public information statements from the Gray NWS office. Also the National Severe Storm Preparedness website here.

Date: Wednesday, April 24th.
Net Control Station:Jerry, K1WTX
Training Topic:Apple Tree Damage and what is a "hard" frost.
Topic Resources:From Ehow Home, What temperature destroys apple blossoms, and from Square Foot Gardening what is a hard frost.

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Date: Wednesday, April 18th.
Net Control:
Station: Jerry, K1WTX
Training Topic:
Drought in the Northeast.
Topic Resource: Statement from the NWS office at Taunton, MA has been removed. More information the U.S. Drought Monitor web site  here.  See also USGS Water Watch web page here.

 

 

 

 

Date: Wednesday, March 8th.MADIS LogoW
Net Control Station:
Jerry, K1WTX
Training Topic:
MADIS Weatjer Ingest System
Topic Resource:MADIS
web site.

leo-lamb
Date:
Wednesday, February 29th.
Net Control Station:
Jerry, K1WTX
Training Topic: "Storm of the Year" is on the way. Also more folklore from Down Gardens and some surprising local winter stats.
Topic Resource: From Down Gardens in the U.K.

 

 

Date: Wednesday, February 22nd.chattanooga-chuck-his-shadow2
Chattanooga Chuck

Net Control Station: Jerry, K1WTX
Training Topic: Folklore pertaining to February, spring and summer weather prediction
Topic Resource: From Down Gardens in the U.K.

 

 

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Date: Saturday, February 11th.
Net Control Station:Tom, N1KTA
Training Topic: National Climatic Data Center
Topic Resources: NCDC web site here. Jerry's data here.

 

 

 

Date: Wednesday, February 8th.
Net Control Station: Jerry, K1WTX
Training Topic: Weather here and the weather there
Topic Resource: From the hip and on the fly.

Date: Wednesday, January 25th.0125-aurora full 380Northern Lights over Tromsoe, northern Norway, on Jan. 24.
Net Control Station: Jerry, K1WTX
Training Topic: Coronal Mass Ejection
Topic Resource: From MSNBC here.

Date: Wednesday, January 4th.
Net Control Station:Jerry, K1WTX
Training Topic:Time to re-visit how the models work and some brief discussion of the medium and long range forecasts.
Topic Resources:From Wikipedia here.

Date: Wednesday, December 14th.
Net Control Station:Jerry, K1WTX
Training Topic:Winter Folklore.
Topic Resources:From Stormfax here.

Date: Saturday, December 10th.
Net Control Station:Tom, N1KTA
Training Topic:Well, not really training, but gift ideas for the upcoming holidays.
Topic Resources:Check out the AnythingWeatherStore.com website here.

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Date: Wednesday, November 30th.
Net Control Station:Jerry, K1WTX
Training Topic:The North Atlantic Oscillation
Topic Resources:From Wikipedia here.

Date: Saturday, November 26th.
Net Control Station:Tom, N1KTA
Training Topic:RadioReference.com. Live nationwide scanner activity.
Topic Resources:Check out the RadioReference.com website here.

Date: Wednesday, November 9th.
Net Control Station:Jerry, K1WTX
Training Topic:NOAA Winter Outlook for the U.S. for 2011/2012:
Topic Resources:From the NOAA Climate Prediction Center here.

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Date: Saturday, November 5th.
Net Control Station:Tom, N1KTA
Training Topic:...WATCH...WARNING...AND ADVISORY CRITERIA FOR WINTER STORMS...
Topic Resources:From the GYX website here

 Date: Wednesday, November 2nd.
Net Control Station:Jerry, K1WTX
Training Topic:Winter Weather Awareness Week
Topic Resources:From the GYX website here.

 Date: Wednesday, October, 26th.
Net Control Station:Jerry, K1WTX
Training Topic:Various Topics: Interpreting the wx forecast and forecast accuracy. Forecast accuracy related to time span.
Topic Resources:From the Georgia Forestry Commission here. And from Time and Date.com here.

Date: Wednesday, October, 12th.
Net Control Station:Jerry, K1WTX
Training Topic:Various Topics: The winter forecast and la Nina's possible winter impact for us.
Topic Resources:From AccuWeather here. And from the Climate Prediction Center here.

Date: Wednesday, September, 21st.mass eject small
Net Control Station:Jerry, K1WTX
Training Topic:Various Topics: Skywarn Conference; Fall Forcast; Solar Storms and Electromagnetic pulses.
Topic Resources:From NASA here. See also NOAA Space Weather Alerts here. Also, as Jerry mention, here is a link to the 45 minute National Geographics Explorer video Electronic Armageddon on YouTube found here.

windham ny floodDate: Saturday, September, 7th.
Net Control Station:Jerry, K1WTX
Training Topic:Flash Floods
Topic Resources:From the JetStream - Online School for Weather here. At right aftermath of Irene at Windham, NY.

all hazardsDate: Saturday, September, 3rd.
Net Control Station:Tom, N1KTA & David, WE1U
Training Topic:NOAA Weather Radio.
Topic Resources:From the NOAA site here.

Date: Wednesday, August 31st
Net Control Station:Jerry, K1WTX
Training Topic:Hurricane Irene Recap.
Topic Resources:

Date: Wednesday, August 24th.hurricane ireneNet Control Station:Jerry, K1WTX
Training Topic:Hurricane Preparedness and Storm Effects.
Topic Resources:Preparedness from the FEMA hurricane page here and the experiences of net members. Follow the track of Irene, right, with Stormpulse here.

Date: Saturday, August 20th.
Net Control Station:David, WE1U
Training Topic:Doppler Radar.
Topic Resources:From the Doppler University section of the National Weather Service JetStream - Online School for Weather here

Date: Wednesday, August 17th.
happy autumna equinoxNet Control Station:Jerry, K1WTX
Training Topic:Fall or the Autumnal Equinox.
Topic Resources:From Wikipedia here.

Date: Wednesday, August 10th.
Net Control Station:Jerry, K1WTX
Training Topic: Hurricane outlook from NOAA website as well as some tips on hurricane basics and preparation.
Topic Resources:From the NOAA site here. Also suggested is the Stormpulse site for hurricane tracking found here.

Date: Wednesday, August 3rd.
Net Control Station: David, W1ENU
Training Topic: Emergency antennas and wish list for the revised Yankee Skywarn Training Manual
Topic Resources:Download the current manual from the library or here (4megs).

Date: Wednesday, January 25th.0125-aurora full 380Northern Lights over Tromsoe, northern Norway, on Jan. 24.
Net Control Station: Jerry, K1WTX
Training Topic: Coronal Mass Ejection
Topic Resource: From MSNBC here.

 

Date: Wednesday, July, 29th.
Net Control Station: Tom, N1KTA
Training Topic: Cape
Topic Resources:
From Wikipedia Convective available potential energy (CAPE)
Term of the Night: