The Jim Bell Wireless Association is affiliated with the National Weather Service SKYWARN®, a volunteer program with nearly 290,000 trained severe weather spotters. These volunteers help keep their local communities safe by providing timely and accurate reports of severe weather to the National Weather Service.
Although SKYWARN® spotters provide essential information for all types of weather hazards, the main responsibility of a SKYWARN® spotter is to identify and describe severe local storms. In the average year, 10,000 severe thunderstorms, 5,000 floods and more than 1,000 tornadoes occur across the United States. These events threaten lives and property.
Through our affiliation with SKYWARN®, we provide:
- A training net on the first Thursday evening of each month on the 146.67 repeater located in Ft. Deposit, Alabama. It is at 7:30 p.m. local time. (All other Thursdays we meet for rag chewing.)
- Storm spotter classes
- Activation of the SKYWARN® net during severe weather
Aside from the SKYWARN® training and activation nets, there are several other nets in the Central Alabama area.
Nets Of Interest In The Local Area