|SKYWARN® ADVISORY COMMITTEE
All of Maryland from the Chesapeake Bay westward to Frostburg, the entire
Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia, and Northern and Central Virginia from
Nelson County and Charlottesville, Staunton and Fredericksburg on
|Who comprises the committe:
Representatives from ARES, REACT, and RACES in Maryland, Virginia, DC and
West Virginia. As well Skywarn® Net Control Operators, Skywarn® Amateur
Radio Coordinators, the NWS Warning Coordination Meteorologist, and the
NWS Skywarn® Program Managers.
|Who can attend a meeting?
All meetings are open to Skywarn® Members and Amateur Radio Groups looking
to support Skywarn®.
|Purpose of the Committee: The
committee has oversight of the Skywarn® Program and can set policy
concerning how the Skywarn® Amateur Radio Network operates. The committee
ensures that the Skywarn® Amateur Radio Network adheres to any pertinent
FCC regulations and communicates efficiently with RACES, ARES, and REACT
who are working with the Red Cross and County and State Emergency Services
in a disaster situation or severe weather situation.
|Committee Vision: To have the best Skywarn® Operation
in the Country
|When and Where are the Meeting: Meetings
are held on Saturdays from 10 am to Noon about 4 times a year at the
Baltimore Washington NWS Forecast Office in Sterling Virginia. The date of
the next scheduled meeting is listed at the bottom of the meeting notes
from the previous meeting. Directions to the NWS office can be found at
the bottom of the Training Schedule.
To ask a question or attend a meeting: Contact NWS
or the Skywarn® Amateur Radio Coordinator.