KANABEC AREA SKYWARN® 

 Updated Sunday November 11 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 

Cold thru Tuesday, then Warmer Midweek. 

The weather this week will be a mixed bag of snow and cold with some sun and slightly warmer temperatures around mid week - only to turn cold again late in the week.

The week starts out with continued cloudy skies and periods of snow showers into early Monday, when we will see another inch or so of snow. The snow should end and skies will become partly sunny during the day on Monday. Tuesday should be mostly sunny. Temperatures thru Tuesday will continue cold with high struggling to reach the low 20's. Overnigh lows will fall as low as the single digits Monday night.

A bit of a warmup is expected midweek as temperatures will rise above freezing. Partly Cloudy skies and highs in the upper 30's are forecast for Wednesday with low 40's on Thursday.

Clouds will return Friday along with colder temperatures. Highs will be around 30 on Friday, and in the upper 20's Saturday.

Looking Ahead: Weather for VE Testing Thursday Evening in Mora will be mostly cloudy with temperatures around 30. 

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LATEST NEWS: Updated November 5th 2018

New Kanabec Skywarn Website Uncertain

Plans to release the new Kanabec Area Skywarn "stand alone" website has become uncertain. With the sudden departure of its creator Jason Becht KEØBMA from the area, the website may or may not happen.

Kanabec Area Skywarn Coordinator Marc Johnson, KDØTCR was to meet with Becht about the website's future, but the meeting has not yet taken place.

Skywarn having it's own website would have enabled MORA to reconfigure its current Skywarn page. Plans included the return of an exclusive Repeater page, with a link to the new Skywarn site. At this time, those plans are on hold.

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 KANABEC AREA SKYWARN NET 

 KDØCI Repeater - 147.240 MHz, PL 146.2 Hz - Ogilvie 

 Linking soon to KEØACL 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:

  MILLE LACS COUNTY SKYWARN  

NØGOI Repeater - 146.745 MHz - Foreston

[Note: Currently off the air. Please defer to KDØCI Repeater]

  PINE COUNTY SKYWARN  

KEØACL Repeater - 146.910 MHz - Duxbury

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 NWS Skywarn Seminar Schedule 

There are no Skywarn Seminars scheduled for our area.

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

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 KANABEC AREA SKYWARN® 

 Whenever Severe Weather Threatens East Central Minnesota 

ABOUT US:

Supported By:

Mora Open Repeater Association

Coordinator:

Marc Johnson, KDØTCR

Coverage:

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.

KANABEC COUNTY SKYWARN HISTORY:

A small group of Skywarn Spotters in Kanabec and Mille Lacs Counties began to form in 2007.  In 2008 this group of Spotters were organized and named the Ogilvie Amateur Radio Skywarn Group [aka: OARS] as an affiliated extension service of the Mora Open Repeater Association. As time went on, the group grew and operations expanded 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, identified as follows:

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

Kanabec County Skywarn also served 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 continued to provide limited coverage support for the new PINE COUNTY SKYWARN, and reported severe weather activity affecting that area to the Duluth office of the National Weather Service. A repeater link from Ogilvie to Duxbury was planned.

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.

With the release of its new "stand alone" website in August 2018, Kanabec County Skywarn improved its identity by renaming itself KANABEC AREA SKYWARN. This was done in order to more accurately describe its coverage area which extends beyond the borders of Kanabec County. The organization remained affiliated with the Mora Open Repeater Association, and its affiliation with the autonomous groups in Mille Lacs and Pine Counties remained unchanged.

The new website was named kanabecskywarn.org and featured several major improvements over its old webpage inside MORA's website.

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

WEATHER LINKS: 

ABOUT THE KDØCI REPEATER:

For Repeater Information, go to our News & Information page.

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WHAT IS AMATEUR RADIO?
This article, written by MORA member KJ9W, provides a brief description in the simplest way possible what our hobby is all about. It first appeared on the old KDØCI.COM website.
What is Amateur Radio.pdf
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