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SKYWARN/Spotter Data

 Spotter Briefing Material

See severe weather in your neighborhood? Report it to us here!

 The latest Hazardous Weather Outlook from NWS Hastings.
 The Severe Weather Outlooks from SPC (Storm Prediction Center):

Day 1
Day 1 outlook
Day 2
Day 2 outlook
Day 3
Day 3 outlook
Mesoscale Discussion
Meso discussion
 Experimental SPC day 4-7 Outlook

 Regional Radar Page

National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP) Threat Assessment (several useful links here).



What is Skywarn?

SKYWARN is a nationwide network of volunteer weather spotters who report hazardous weather to local National Weather Service (NWS) offices. Amateur radio operators and weather observers, generally operating through local organizations, are ideally equipped to contribute to the SKYWARN program. However, the general public is also an integral part of this program.

SKYWARN Spotters provide ground truth on the atmosphere that we observe from radar, satellites and various reporting stations. They are our eyes and ears, helping to provide better forecasts and warnings to our friends and neighbors of South Central Nebraska and North Central Kansas.

By using the tools below, you can become more familiar with what severe weather conditions look like, and what you can do to keep you and your family safe once they approach you!

Basic Storm Spotters Guide

Basic Storm Spotter Field Guide ...Large file, page may take a while to load

Advanced Storm Spotters Field Guide ...Large file, page may take a while to load

A Storm Spotter Glossary