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Next SEMNARC Meeting March 18th

The next SEMNARC meeting will be on Saturday March 18th from 9-11 am at the Spring Valley Ambulance Station. This will be a regular meeting, so all members and spotters try to attend. We will continue our discussion from last month on the upcoming severe weather season with topics including storm spotting equipment, communications, and emergency preparedness. With the success of our Zello channel, we are able to include members of the general public who would like to join our Skywarn group. Anyone living in Fillmore or Mower counties are wanted. If someone you know is interested, bring them with to a meeting or get them our contact info. The HF bands are active now with the increased solar activity and this will also be discussed. Anyone with an interest in amateur radio or weather are welcome to attend our monthly meetings. We also monitor the Wykoff 147.015 PL 110.9 repeater for talk-ins. See you there!

Storm Spotter Training for 2023

NWS LaCrosse has their storm spotter training schedule for spring 2023 on their website. There will be in-person and on-line training sessions available this year. To be a Skywarn storm spotter, you must do this training every 2 years, but Fillmore Skywarn recommends that their spotters take training every year if possible to keep the most current on information. Here is info for a couple of the in-person training sessions that may be most convenient for Fillmore Spotters to attend. Training sessions last about 2 hrs.

March 29th – 6:30 pm – Hosted by Olmsted County Emergency Management – Rochester, MN at the Empire Event Center (across from Apache Mall)

April 10th – 6:30 pm – Hosted by Fillmore County Emergency Management – Mabel, MN at Mabel City Hall

https://www.weather.gov/arx/skywarn for full schedule