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Skywarn Image The next Hartford-Tolland Weather Net is on the November 6 at 9:00 PM on the 146.79 repeater. Skywarn Image

Hartford/Tolland SKYWARN


We are a volunteer group of Radio Amateurs that work with the
National Service Forecast office in Taunton Massachusetts.   

SKYWARN is a concept developed in the late 1960s that was intended to promote a cooperative effort between the National Weather Service and communities. The emphasis of the effort is often focused on the storm spotter, an individual who takes a position near their community and reports wind gusts, hail size, rainfall, and cloud formations that could signal a developing tornado. Another part of SKYWARN is the receipt and effective distribution of National Weather Service information.
Fall Season


CoCoRaHS is a grassroots volunteer network of backyard weather observers of all ages and backgrounds working together to measure and map precipitation (rain, hail and snow) in their local communities. By using low-cost measurement tools, stressing training and education, and utilizing an interactive Web-site, our aim is to provide the highest quality data for natural resource, education and research applications. The only requirements to join are an enthusiasm for watching and reporting weather conditions and a desire to learn more about how weather can effect and impact our lives.

To join: CoCoRaHS

Current Weather Map

SET 2014

Attention all ham radio weather spotters in Hartford and Tolland Counties. In Conjunction with the CT SET for 2014, we will be holding three separate nets on Saturday, November 8, at 8:30AM, 10:30AM, and 12:30 PM. The repeater used, is 146.79, Minus Offset, and PL of 82.5. which is used for weather and Skywarn nets throughout the year.


The actual scenario hasn’t been released yet, however, it should be tailored to a major weather situation. I ask each person to be creative in the reports they give, and remember to indicate that this is a drill when they pass their data. I hope to talk with many of you on that day.

Hartford-Tolland Weather
The weekly meeting of the Hartford-Tolland County Weather Net is on Thursday evenings at 9 PM on the 146.79 repeater (+ offset and PL of 82.5).   Come join us.

However, SKYWARN nets may happen at any time and your help is always appreciated by the NWS in Taunton!  
Current Watches, Warnings, Advisories
from NOAA Taunton 

Taunton Spotter Report Form

Hurricane Season

Hurricane season in the Atlantic begins June 1st and ends November 30th. The Eastern Pacific hurricane season begins May 15th and also ends November 30th.

Below you will find some useful links on the Hurricane Page.


National Weather Service 2
Glossary of Weather Terms

Net Control Stations Needed


One of the biggest challenges facing weather and SKYWARN nets, is the need for NCS stations.  As you know, the weather nets are usually held each Thursday at 9 P.M.  This type of net is kept very informal, and is an excellent training medium for future NCS stations.

Being an NCS is very rewarding, and I hope you think about doing this, and supporting the Skywarn program here in Hartford and Tolland counties.



Hurricane Page
Mike's Weather Page