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SKYWARN RECOGNITION DAY – First Saturday in December

Skywarn Recognition Day - First Saturday in December

SKYWARN RECOGNITION DAY

When the sky turns dark or the wind picks up, public service volunteers provide essential weather information as it’s happening. SKYWARN Recognition Day every first Saturday in December is a day to acknowledge their contributions to their communities.

The purpose of the observation is to recognize the vital public service contributions that Amateur Radio operators make during National Weather Service severe weather warning operations. It also strengthens the bond between Amateur Radio operators and the local National Weather Service.

HOW TO OBSERVE

If you are a SKYWARN radio operator, you can participate in SKYWARN Recognition Day by visiting a National Weather Service office or by contacting other radio operators. To learn more about becoming a SKYWARN spotter go to skywarn.org. Use #SkywarnRecognitionDay to post on social media.

HISTORY

SKYWARN Recognition Day was created in 1999 by the National Weather Service and the American Radio Relay League (ARRL) to recognize the importance that amateur radio provides during severe weather. Many NWS offices acquire real-time weather information from amateur radio operators in the field. These operators, for example, may report the position of a tornado, the height of flood waters, or damaging wind speeds during hurricanes. All of this information is critical to the mission of the NWS which is to preserve life and property. The special day celebrates this contribution by amateur radio operators.

For more details go to:
http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/mtr/hamradio/

DATES
December 7, 2019
December 5, 2020
December 4, 2021
December 3, 2022
December 2, 2023
December 7, 2024
December 6, 2025
December 5, 2026
December 4, 2027
December 2, 2028
December 1, 2029

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