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Scattered Thunderstorms Across the Eastern U.S. Today; Risk for Some Severe Thunderstorms and Flash Flooding

A cold front moving through the eastern U.S. will bring thunderstorms and heavy rainfall to that part of the country today, with localized flash flooding possible from the Northeast to the Deep South. Severe thunderstorms are possible across the Northeast and northern Mid-Atlantic. Out west, windy, dry conditions are keeping fire weather threats elevated. Read More >


Skywarn Recognition Day at NWS Green Bay


SKYWARN Recognition Day was developed in 1999 by the National Weather Service and the American Radio Relay League. It celebrates the contributions that volunteer SKYWARN radio operators make to the National Weather Service. During the event, amateur radio operators visit NWS offices and contact other radio operators across the world.

SKYWARN Recognition Day at NWS Green Bay is usually celebrated on the first Friday evening of December. WX9GRB activates and makes contacts with storm spotters and weather offices across the country and Canada.

Click here for more information about SKYWARN Recognition Day.


SKYWARN Recognition Day at NWS Green Bay

Here are some pictures from past SKYWARN Recognition Days at NWS Green Bay. Click images for larger views.

SRD at NWS Green Bay 2011: Greg Hovland (K9IKU) setting up the HF antenna.
SRD at NWS Green Bay 2011: Christian Reynolds (KC0ARF) making contacts with other amateur radio operaters in northeast Wisconsin.
SRD at NWS Green Bay 2011: Lynn Green (KC9JVE) and Pete Johnson (AB9PJ) taking a break from the HF radio.

 
Click for larger image 2009: Greg (K9IKU) setting up the HF antenna in a snow flurry.

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2009: Lynn (KC9JVE) and Christian (KC0ARF) making contact with ham radio operaters as several spotters watch. 

 
Click for larger image 2007: Lynn (KC9JVE) and Christian (KC0ARF, far right) making contacts with spotters as Andy Nemec (KB9ALN) tunes one of the radios.

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2007: Several amateur radio spotters stopped in for a tour.

 
Click for larger image 2006:  Christian is working the radios as visitors to the WFO watch.

 
Click for larger image 2005: Andy Nemec (KB9ALN, left) and Christian working the radios as Meteorological Technician Bob Sanders (N9LXM) looks on.

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2005: Over a dozen amateur radio spotters stopped in for a tour.
 
 
Click for larger image 2004: Andy (left) and Christian working the radios during SKYWARN Recognition Day.

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2004: The event brought out SKYWARN spotter Lance Dickinson's vehicle.  Lance is a spotter in Marathon County.

 
Click for larger image 2003: Andy (left) and NWS Warning Coord. Meteorologist Jeff Last (KC9ESR).

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2003: Christian (left) and NWS Hydro. Meteorological Technician Bob Sanders (N9LXM).