WHAT TO REPORT

Cloud Formation

HAIL

WINDS OVER 40 MPH

FLASH FLOODING

RAIN GAUGE REPORTS

DAMAGE REPORTS

Should you see damage during a storm report it immediately through your county Amateur Radio SKYWARN Net or through the Dayton SKYWARN Sectional Net (see the Dayton SKYWARN Spotter Brochure for more in depth information on what to look for.)

If you see damage immediately following the storm report it to your amateur radio net, or the Dayton SKYWARN Sectional Net, giving the time frame you feel the damage occurred as well as types of damage. (See the Dayton SKYWARN Spotter Brochure for more detail of what damage to report.)

Should you come across damage after the weather event is over and the net has been shut down call the National Weather Service Office in Wilmington, Ohio by phone (number is in the phone book) and give them your report, along with the time you feel the damage occurred.

Keep in mind that ALL thunderstorms have lightning and all lightning is severe. Do not report any form of lightning to the NET. The NWS does not use lightning to decide the severity of the storms. (Lightning can kill, take appropriate actions for your safety when lightning is present.)

Note: To obtain a Dayton SKYWARN Spotter's Brochure be sure to attend your county's Annual NWS/Dayton SKYWARN Spotter Training Class held in the early spring each year. This class is held only one time per county so if you miss your county's class try to make an adjacent county under the umbrella of Dayton SKYWARN'S responsibility. See the Dayton SKYWARN'S (county map of responsibility.)

 

Last Updated: 02/05/09