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SKYWARN Training

Tuesday, March 21 at 7 PM

Pinellas County EOC

10750 Ulmerton Rd. Largo, FL 33778

Sign up information is listed below.

Open to all, but one must be 18 to receive an I.D.

Information on SKYWARN – http://weather.gov/tampa/?n=skywarn

Pinellas County ACS / ARES and Pinellas County Emergency Management will host a National Weather Service (NWS) SKYWARN Severe Weather Spotter training on Tuesday March 21st.

Americans live in the most severe weather prone country on Earth. Each year, Americans cope with an average of 10,000 thunderstorms, 2,500 floods, 1,000 tornadoes, as well as an average of 2 deadly hurricanes.  Some 90% of all presidentially declared disasters are weather related, leading to around 500 deaths per year and nearly $14 billion in damage.

What can you do to help protect yourself, your family, and neighbors? Consider becoming a trained SKYWARN Spotter.  A trained spotter knows the weather threats in Florida, safety rules, and visual clues regarding thunderstorm strength. You can attend the training even if you do not want to be an official spotter.

SKYWARN is a program sponsored by your National Weather Service (NWS) consisting of trained weather spotters who provide reports of hazardous weather to help in the warning process.  SKYWARN spotter reports provide vital “ground truth” to the NWS. These reports serve the NWS mission of protecting life and property from the adverse impacts of severe weather. Each year our Spotters donate their time and/or equipment to help the NWS in the severe weather warning process.

To register for the class visit the link below:

There are 100 seats for this class so register EARLY!


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Shelter Operator Survey

ICS-217A Pinellas Shelter Radios 06032015 with linksPlease take the time to fill out a short shelter operator survey. It will help us prepare for Hurricane season! Please Choose an Alternate Shelter in case your Primary Shelter is Not Opened.
See the 2015 SHELTER LIST below the Survey

ICS-217A Pinellas Shelter Radios 06032015 with links

Here is the Final Copy of the Shelter Radio VHF List

VHF Radio Freqs


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echolink1We are working on getting EchoLink working smoothly on the W4ACS repeater system.  At this point in time, access to the repeater via EchoLink is restricted to those who have been granted prior approval.

Prior approval is only granted for those who are registered in the Pinellas County ACS/ARES Database

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