Hamilton County ACS/ARES®

Weather Nets can be an important tool in reporting severe weather to the National Weather Service.  Often the nets are slow with nothing to report.  At other times, the net hops so fast, it is difficult to keep up with the spotter reports, weather alerts, and keep a general situational  awareness.   I will not mention the usual stuff, such as make sure your radio is in working order. 

As weather nets grow in size, both geographically as well as rates of participation, the net activites may need to be modified.   However, at other times, nets as usual may occur.  Don’t be afraid to forgo some net formalities you are used to.  Remember the important thing is to get the message through accurately and timely. 

These items may need to be considred for busy nets or nets where the severe weather is at the highest levels.