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Serving the National Weather Service and the public of Nassau County, Long Island, New York
Our Call Sign is WX2LI
Bruce Gronich, K2BRG
Coordinator
k2brg@arrl.net
Mathew Berman, KC2YDT
Deputy Coordinator
k9nys@nassauskywarn.net
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Skywarn Net Information

The Nassau County Skywarn Net is activated when severe weather is in or nearing our area. Scheduled nets are held Tuesdays following the 7:30PM VHF Traffic Net on the 146.805 repeater.
Primary 146.805 (-)
Secondary 147.135 (+)

The PL for both is 136.5
APRS 144.390

Net Scripts
Script Type File Format
Warm Weather pdf word
Cold Weather pdf word
Weekly Training pdf word

NOAA Radio 162.550mhz
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For more information regarding Amateur Radio Emergency Communications...

Dave Akins, AK1NS
ARES DEC, Nassau County
n2rdb@yahoo.com


Jim Mezey, W2KFV
ARRL Section Manager
w2kfv@arrl.net

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Safety Statement
Your most important responsibility as a Skywarn Spotter is safety- your safety and the safety of others. Participation in the Skywarn Program does not grant you any special authority or privilege. In other words, you may not violate any traffic law or operate your vehicle in an unsafe manner. You have no authority to place your vehicle in a location that impedes the flow of traffic. The use of any emergency lighting with the exception of factory installed four-way blinkers is not acceptable.



NWS Upton
Winter Weather Terminology

Here is some useful information from the NWS office in Mt. Holly, NJ.

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WINTER FORECAST TERMINOLOGY.

FREEZING RAIN: RAIN THAT FREEZES UPON CONTACT WITH A COLD SURFACE.

SLEET: SOLID GRAINS OF ICE THAT FORM FROM RAIN THAT FREEZES BEFORE REACHING THE GROUND. THESE PELLETS OF ICE TEND TO BOUNCE UPON CONTACT AND MAY ACCUMULATE ENOUGH TO COVER THE GROUND...EVEN TO A DEPTH OF SEVERAL INCHES.

SNOW SQUALL: AN INTENSE FALL OF ACCUMULATING SNOW...REDUCING VISIBILITY SIGNIFICANTLY AND OFTEN ACCOMPANIED BY INCREASED WINDS.

HEAVY SNOW: 8 INCHES OR MORE OF SNOW IN 24 HOURS ACROSS PENNSYLVANIA FOR WIDESPREAD SNOW AND 6 INCHES IN 12 HOURS FOR LAKE EFFECT SNOW.

JUST AS WITH SUMMER WEATHER...THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ISSUES A WATCH TO ALERT THE PUBLIC OF THE POTENTIAL FOR SEVERE WINTER WEATHER.

A WINTER STORM WATCH MEANS CONDITIONS EXIST FOR THE POSSIBLE OCCURRENCE OF SEVERE WINTER WEATHER SUCH AS BLIZZARD CONDITIONS...HEAVY SNOW...SIGNIFICANT FREEZING RAIN OR HEAVY SLEET. A WATCH IS USUALLY ISSUED 24 TO 48 HOURS IN ADVANCE OF THE WINTER STORM.

A WINTER STORM WARNING IS ISSUED WHEN HEAVY SNOW...SIGNIFICANT FREEZING RAIN...OR HEAVY SLEET IS EXPECTED TO OCCUR. USUALLY ISSUED 6 TO 18 HOURS IN ADVANCE OF THE STORM. NORMALLY A WARNING IS ISSUED AFTER A WINTER STORM WATCH HAS BEEN IN EFFECT. IF A WINTER STORM DEVELOPS QUICKLY THEN THE WARNING MAY NOT HAVE BEEN PRECEDED BY A WATCH.

A BLIZZARD WARNING IS ISSUED WHEN SUSTAINED OR GUSTY WINDS OF 35 MPH OR MORE ARE EXPECTED TO REDUCE VISIBILITY AT OR BELOW A QUARTER OF A MILE DUE TO FALLING OR BLOWING SNOW FOR AT LEAST THREE HOURS.

WIND CHILL WARNINGS ARE ISSUED FOR WIND CHILLS BELOW -25 DEGREES FAHRENHEIT.

A LESS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER EVENT WILL PROMPT THE ISSUANCE OF AN ADVISORY. AN ADVISORY IS NAMED SPECIFIC TO THE WEATHER EVENT EXPECTED AND ISSUED WHEN THE EVENT IS EXPECTED TO BE WIDESPREAD.

TRAVEL BY FOOT OR VEHICLE MAY BE DANGEROUS DURING AN ADVISORY EVEN IF THE WINTER WEATHER IS NOT EXPECTED TO REACH WINTER STORM CRITERIA. SOME EXAMPLES OF ADVISORIES:

WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW MEANS SNOWFALL WITHIN 12 HOURS AN AVERAGE OF 3 INCHES OR MORE OF SNOW IS EXPECTED IN CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA.

WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR FREEZING RAIN MEANS A GLAZE OF ICE EXPECTED FROM FREEZING RAIN THAT WILL HAMPER TRAVEL IS EXPECTED TO OCCUR.

WIND CHILL ADVISORY MEANS WIND CHILL TEMPERATURES ARE EXPECTED TO BE AROUND 15 BELOW ZERO FOR AN EXTENDED TIME.

DENSE FOG ADVISORY IS ISSUED WHEN DENSE FOG IS FORECAST TO FORM THAT REDUCES VISIBILITY TO LESS THAN ONE QUARTER OF A MILE.

WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY: ISSUED WHEN TWO OR MORE OF THE ABOVE ADVISORY CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED.

KNOWING WINTER WEATHER TERMS PROVIDES YOU WITH USEFUL INFORMATION FOR PLANNING AND SAFETY PURPOSES.


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