There are two Google Group email lists that receive regular updates from Metro Skywarn:
If you do not have a Google account and would like to subscribe via email, send an email to:
MSWinfo = mswinfo+subscribe @ googlegroups.com
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MSWAlert = mswalert+subscribe @ googlegroups.com
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In addition to the Metro Skywarn email groups above, the National Weather Service provides a listing of Email and SMS Weather Alert Services that serve both email and SMS message alerts. These are not services of the National Weather Service, and are provided as-is.
The Net Status Color Code is used to easily obtain the status of a pending net activation. The status is set automatically by software that monitors NWS data. Click Reload in your browser to ensure you see the most current status.
WHITE - All Clear
BLUE - Weather Threat Recognized; HWO has Skywarn statement
GREEN - Activation Possible; Watches Issued
YELLOW - Activation Like; Warnings in SECONDARY counties
RED - NET ACTIVE; Warning in METRO counties
No matter what the Net Status graphic is indicating, the information gathered and presented here may NOT be accurate. You MUST use your own judgement to determine your best course of action in any given circumstance!
- Your Email Address (each user requires a unique email address)
- Your Metro Skywarn ID #
- Your Call Sign (if you have one)
- A proposed temporary password (6 characters or more). We will enter it for you.
Do you have a good photo of severe weather? Want to see it in the website header? Registered spotters can submit a photo, or better yet, write an article telling the story behind the picture and attach a photo. Be sure you are the owner of the photo for copyright purposes. Your photo and story will be reviewed and inserted in the header if approved. All photos and stories will be considered! See all the pictures and the stories behind it here!
For those of you who'd like to look their finest in Skywarn wear and support Metro Skywarn, I spent the day Sunday updating the choices of merchandise at our vendor Cafepress.com. You'll find a wide selection of shirts, hats, bags, and other items in various design configurations for all ages and sizes.
I will consider some special requests if you have a configuration in mind that you don't see already there. Contact me here.
Welcome to the new Metro Skywarn Home Page! Gradually we are transferring over the old black background pages and updating them. You will find all the same content that has been around for years. There are a few broken links that will take some time to update. Please contact the webmaster to let us know.
The new page is powered by a content management application called Joomla. This will give us much more functionality for the future. You are now able to update your address and call sign right on this website! You can also enable your own public profile leaving your private information just that private to all but those who need to know. You are able to actively participate in our new forum where you can post requests to link up with other spotters, comment to the board on past events, discuss weather with your fellow spotter or anything else weather or Skywarn related. You can submit your own links, photos and articles as well!
Many other features are possible. But we need a lot of help to get the new site up and running. Any volunteers are welcome. Web site construction and Joomla experience is preferred.