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The National Weather Service in Honolulu has not activated the Skywarn HAM net at the NWS Office.
The Skywarn HAM effort will be conducted at Shelter-in-place stations in the operators’ home or elsewhere.
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Skywarn Severe Weather Spotters and others,
Because of the complications in operating brought on by COVID-19, we ask that you continue to use the telephone as the primary method of filing a Severe Weather Report.
Please have your Skywarn number available when you call in on the special 1-800 number.
If you do not have a Skywarn number, please call in your severe weather observations that meet the Skywarn criteria (https://www.weather.gov/hfo/skywarn) to the office number 1-808-973-5286.
If you cannot use the phone to file your report, please use the best method to file it.
From approximately 0500 HST on Sunday, 7/26/20 to 0900 HST, Monday, 7/27/20. Skywarn HAM operators will be monitoring to take your Severe Weather Report message that cannot be called in by phone. The tactical callsign is Skywarn.
Skywarn operators will be monitoring:
Hawaii VOAD Maunakea 146.72 MHz (PL100.0) Repeater,
The DEM RACES Repeaters are (PL88.5 except Peacok Flats-no tone):
The format for the SWR is header, metrics then impacts. If you do not have measured metrics observed; for example, a rain gage or anemometer, just give the impacts. The header is your callsign, your name, Spotter number, then observed information of location, time and measurements, then impacts.
ANY tornado, funnel, or waterspout
Heavy rain at a rate of an inch per hour or more lasting more than 15 minutes
ANY type of flooding that is threatening or causing damage
High winds strong enough to cause property damage
ANY weather related death, injury, or significant damage