K Y W A R N
District 2 of the N.E. Indiana National
Weather Service (North Webster) SKYWARN coverage
IMO SKYWARN changes as of July
1st, 2011 (PDF
SKYWARN Quadrant 2 Operations Manual (PDF format)
The National Weather Service office at North
Webster, Indiana is responsible for issuing warnings for 37 counties in three
states. These counties have been divided into four quadrants, each with it's own
link into the NWS office.
The map below shows the primary frequency and backup frequency (if applicable)
for each county. PL tones are in parenthesis.
Click on the four
district color coded map below for a full
size view of it
Quad 1: Blue 146.82- /
backup 147.18+ (pl 131.8)
Quad 2: Green
146.88- / backup 146.76-
Quad 4: Red
145.43- (pl 131.8)
radar image from the North Webster Doppler
If you are a trained spotter
watching the sky, here are the specific weather
conditions the National Weather Service would like
to know about:
1. Tornadoes, Funnel Clouds, and Wall Clouds
(remember there must be
2. Winds 50 miles per hour or greater (donít
report anything less unless the NWS specifically
3. Any Hail (Please report hail size as pea-size,
dime, nickel, quarter, etc.).
4. Flooding in progress (rapid pooling of water on
5. Storm damage (large trees, branches, structural
Give your location as accurately as possible, and
please use references such as towns or major
Please do not report any other conditions unless
specifically requested to do so by the net control
station. After calling in your report, please
remain on frequency for a few minutes in case the
radar operator requests any additional
If you believe you have a reportable weather
condition, but are not sure, report it anyway.
Simply report your suspicions, say you are not
sure, and indicate why you are not sure (reduced
visibility due to heavy rain, poor visibility
because of trees, youíre too far away, etc).
There may be other spotters in the area who can
check out your report, and your suspicions can
also be checked out on radar. Thereís nothing
wrong with making an honest mistake.
refrain from reports like "it is raining very
hard on the west end of town" or "it is
getting very windy over here".
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