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Skywarn ® in North Carolina
Information from the NC ARRL/ARES SEC

Skywarn ® is an NWS entity invented-by and operated-by NOAA/NWS.

The name "Skywarn ®" is a valuable intellectual property of the National Weather Service (NWS) and is a Registered Trademark of that Agency. As such, the NWS controls the use of their trademark and specifically allows/allocates the subsequent use thereof. http://www.nws.noaa.gov/skywarn/resources/SKYWARN_branding_guidelines_v5.0_Oct08.pdf

Skywarn ® encompasses a wide range of participants, one of which is Amateur Radio.

The ARRL has a current MOU with the NWS at the National level.

The NC ARRL/ARES/Skywarn ® policy as regards the cooperative NC activities is as stated in the document http://www.ncarrl.org/ares/skywarn/SKYWARN_ARES_CHANGES.pdf .

The NWS offices that encompass NC Skywarn ® activities are absolutely in-charge of their activities in NC and we only assist where designated, requested and directed.

Note that there is/are NO National "Skywarn ®" entities sanctioned by the NWS at any level.

NONE.

Similarly, there is/are NO NC Statewide Skywarn ® entities sanctioned by the NWS at any level.

NONE.

All Skywarn ® activities in NC are associated with the applicable NWS offices whose jurisdictions encompass the NC Counties involved.

Those are listed on this page, below.

Also note that there are NO NWS Skywarn training courses or training entities approved or directed by the NWS, except for those explicitly designated, in writing, by the NWS.

THERE ARE ABSOLUTELY NO EXCEPTIONS.

Caveat Emptor.

/s/ Tom Brown N4TAB
NC ARES SEC
28 MARCH 2016

General Weather Information Sources

These references were provided during the State ARES meeting on April 24, 2010.
Weather service offices
Hurricane Center outlook
Digital Weather data

NC SKYWARN Organizations

Central Carolina SKYWARN
Charlotte Regional SKYWARN
Eastern North Carolina SKYWARN
Southwest Carolina SKYWARN
Triad SKYWARN

SKYWARN ECs

Central SKYWARN - Virginia Enzor NC4VA
Triad SKYWARN - John T. Hamilton, Jr.
Southeastern NC SKYWARN
Wilmington - Glenn Cox, KE4BMY
Newport SKYWARN - John Hopkins, KJ4EJH, kj4ejh@arrl.net

Other contact information:

Central Carolina SKYWARN Email List
Triad SKYWARN Email List


Please contact n4tab@earthlink.net to request an update to this page.
Mar 29, 2016