Updated Tuesday April 24 2018 @ 1500Z 

 Local Weather Information for Kanabec, Mille Lacs, & Pine Counties 

 Weather Advisories and Alerts 

There are no Advisories or Alerts for our area at this time.

 Spotter Activation Statement 

Skywarn Spotter Activation will not be needed.

 General Weather Synopsis 

How Long Til The Frogs Start Singing? 

Tuesdays weather is a bit of a change from the past three days. Skies are mostly cloudy, and there is a very slight chance for scattered light rain showers as a cool front passes through. The sun should break through the clouds this afternoon, but highs will only reach the upper 50's today.

Wednesday will be mostly fair with highs near 60. 

Looking Ahead: Rain showers are forecast on Thursday. Otherwise it will be mostly fair for the rest of the week. Highs will be mainly in the 50's and lows in the 30's thru Friday, then warming back into the 60s for the weekend.


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LATEST NEWS: Updated April 17th 2018

2018 Kanabec County Skywarn Spotter Seminar

The 2018 Kanabec County Skywarn Spotter Seminar on Monday April 16th in Mora was very well attended. The program was introduced by Kanabec County Emergency Manager Jeff Anderson, KDØBUP, followed by brief presentations by Ken Broshofske, KJ9W, about Amateur Radio's role in Skywarn, and Marc Johnson, KDØTCR, the new Coordinator of Kanabec County Skywarn. The training program was presented by Eric Ahasic, a Meteorologist at the National Weather Service Office in Minneapolis, and lasted about two and a half hours.



 KDØCI Repeater - 147.240 MHz, PL 146.2 Hz - Ogilvie 

 Linking soon to KCØACL Repeater - 146.910 MHz, PL 146.2 Hz - Duxbury 

 Alternate Frequency - 146.565 MHz Simplex 

The Kanabec County Skywarn Net is activated whenever the threat of severe weather appears imminent. We act on our own, and we have been known to activate even before being advised to do so by the National Weather Service!

The net is accessable to the public through any radio or scanner capable of VHF frequency reception.

Supporting Skywarn Repeaters include:


NØGOI Repeater - 146.745 MHz - Foreston


KEØACL Repeater - 146.910 MHz - Duxbury


 NWS Skywarn Seminar Schedule 

Cambridge Minnesota

Presented by NWS Minneapolis [Chanhassen]

6:30 - 9:00 PM - Monday May 7th

Cambridge Intermediate School Lecture Hall - Room 208

428 2nd Avenue Northwest

Call 763-689-4071 to Pre-Register or

email ruth.beumer@co.isanti.mn.us


Princeton Minnesota

Presented by NWS Minneapolis [Chanhassen]

7:00 PM - Tuesday May 8th

Fire & Rescue Station - 305 21st Avenue South


Check the National Weather Service Office website links at the bottom of this page for information on scheduled seminars elsewhere.



 Whenever Severe Weather Threatens East Central Minnesota 


Supported By:

Mora Open Repeater Association


Marc Johnson, KDØTCR


Primary - Kanabec County

Secondary - Mille Lacs & Pine Counties

Contact Information:

Email: skywarn@morahamradio.com

 Aware - Alert - Available 

Kanabec County Skywarn was created to serve the public during severe weather. Our slogan above was introduced during a Mora Open Repeater Association Skywarn Net Training Session on March 17th 2016, and defines our commitment as follows:

 Aware  - Severe weather forecasts make us aware that severe weather could develop.

 Alert  - We are alert to forecast updates, and changing weather conditions.

 Available  - We make ourselves available when severe weather threatens.


A small group of Skywarn Spotters in Kanabec and Mille Lacs Counties began to form in 2007.  In 2008 the Ogilvie Amateur Radio Skywarn Group [aka: OARS] was organized as an affiliated extension service of the Mora Open Repeater Association, and continued to expand into a three county service area in East Central Minnesota: Kanabec, Mille Lacs, and Pine.

Early in 2015, OARS was reorganized into three new autonomous Skywarn groups, as follows:

The core group was renamed KANABEC COUNTY SKYWARN, and remains an operational affiliate of the Mora Open Repeater Association. It continues to provide primary coverage in Kanabec County, and supports operations in neighboring Mille Lacs and Pine Counties. The group reports to the Minneapolis [Chanhassen] and Duluth National Weather Service offices.

Kanabec County Skywarn also serves as the primary relay of Severe Weather Forecast information received from the National Weather Service to neighboring Skywarn groups and other interested parties across Eastern Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin.

With the establishment of a new two meter repeater at Duxbury, in neighboring Pine County, Kanabec County Skywarn continues to provide limited coverage support for the new PINE COUNTY SKYWARN, and will report severe weather activity affecting that area to the Duluth office of the National Weather Service via the Ogilvie to Duxbury repeater link.

The completion of a newly re-engineered and relocated two meter repeater at Foreston, in neighboring Mille Lacs County, resulted in the creation of the new MILLE LACS COUNTY SKYWARN.

For now, with spotter resources currently slim in all three counties, the three groups continue to work together by establishing liaison communications with each other during severe weather activity.



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