Indiana District 1 Skywarn

Indiana District 1 Skywarn Our purpose is to assist the National Weather Service during times of severe weather and emergency situations under the auspices of Porter County EMA

Operating as usual

04/21/2021

NWS:

Special Weather Statement
Special Weather Statement issued April 21 at 12:39PM EDT by NWS NorthernIndiana
...Showers with Small Hail to Move Through Northwest Indiana...
Scattered showers will continue to move across northwestern Indiana
over the next few hours. These showers have a history of producing
small hail that has coated the ground and made roads slippery and
are expected to continue to do so as they continue eastward.
Visibility is also expected to vary markedly within these showers.
If planning to drive, slow down and leave plenty of distance between
the car in front of you.
At 1234 PM EDT/1134 AM CDT/, radar indicated showers were located
along a line extending from 13 miles northwest of Long Beach to 6
miles north of Otterbein. Movement was east at 30 mph.
Locations impacted include...
South Bend, Michigan City, La Porte, Westville, Monticello, Buchanan,
Knox, Winamac, Trail Creek, Walkerton, North Liberty, New Buffalo,
New Carlisle, Monon, North Judson, Three Oaks, Brookston, Kingsford
Heights, Culver and Long Beach.
This includes the following highways...
Interstate 65 between mile markers 185 and 198.
Interstate 80 in Indiana between mile markers 38 and 72.
Interstate 94 in Indiana between mile markers 33 and 45.
Interstate 94 in Michigan between mile markers 0 and 14.
&&

04/21/2021

NWS:

Special Weather Statement
Special Weather Statement issued April 21 at 12:19PM EDT by NWS Chicago
...Showers with Small Hail to Move Through Northwestern Indiana...
Scattered showers will continue to develop across northwestern
Indiana over the next few hours. The strongest will produce small
hail that will coat the ground and make roadways slippery.
Additionally, visibility will vary markedly across short distances.
Finally, a lightning strike or two may occur. If planning to drive,
slow down and leave plenty of distance between the car in front of
you.
Locations impacted include...
Hammond, Gary, Portage, Merrillville, Valparaiso, East Chicago,
Schererville, Hobart, Crown Point, Highland, Munster, Chesterton,
Cedar Lake, Lowell, Rensselaer, DeMotte, Hebron, Fowler, Kentland and
Otterbein.
Including the following interstates...
Indiana I-80 between mile markers 1 and 16.
Indiana I-90 between mile markers 3 and 37.
Indiana I-94 between mile markers 16 and 32.
Indiana I-65 between mile markers 200 and 261.
This includes... Indiana University Northwest, Purdue University
Northwest Hammond, Valparaiso University, Illiana Motor Speedway,
Indiana Dunes State Park, Lake County Fairgrounds, Porter County
Fairgrounds, South Shore Rail Cats Baseball, and US 41 Dragway.

04/07/2021

NWS:

Special Weather Statement
Special Weather Statement issued April 07 at 4:20PM EDT by NWS Chicago
...SIGNIFICANT WEATHER ADVISORY FOR LAKE...WILL...EASTERN KANE...
EASTERN MCHENRY...DUPAGE...COOK AND LAKE COUNTIES UNTIL 400 PM CDT...
At 319 PM CDT, Doppler radar was tracking strong thunderstorms along
a line extending from Spring Grove to Barrington Hills to Carol
Stream to near Palos Heights to Peotone. Movement was east at 50 mph.
Wind gusts up to 50 mph and pea size hail will be possible with
these storms.
Locations impacted include...
Chicago, Aurora, Joliet, Naperville, Elgin, Waukegan, Cicero,
Hammond, Gary, Arlington Heights, Evanston, Schaumburg, Bolingbrook,
Palatine, Skokie, Des Plaines, Orland Park, Tinley Park, Oak Lawn and
Berwyn.

04/06/2021

This is a test of the Porter County Emergency Alert System. In the event of an emergency, this system would bring you important information.

04/03/2021

NWS:...ELEVATED TO NEAR-CRITICAL FIRE DANGER THIS AFTERNOON...

The combination of southwest winds gusting up to 25 to 35 mph, relative humidity values falling to around 25 percent, and very mild temperatures will result in an elevated to near-critical fire danger this afternoon. This means that any fires that develop will have the potential to spread rapidly out of control. Burning is not recommended this afternoon. Conditions will gradually improve early this evening.

Be aware of any burning restrictions in your area, and contact your local fire department with any questions and if control of the fire is lost. Use extra caution with any open flames, do not park on grass, and ensure no vehicle parts such as chains drag on the ground.

Indiana Section ARES
03/12/2021

Indiana Section ARES

The National Weather Service plans a statewide tornado drill Tuesday, March 16, at 10:15 a.m. ET (9:15 a.m. CT). All NWS offices that serve any part of Indiana will participate.

We encourage local SKYWARN nets to activate during the drill to practice procedures. We also encourage net control operators who have access to NWSChat to test that access.

During the drill, Indiana SEC Jim Moehring, KB9WWM plans to monitor the Indiana Weather DMR talkgroup (31183). We welcome all spotters who have access to that talkgroup to test it at that time. Note that the talkgroup is available on all Brandmeister repeaters and via all hotspots that are connected to the Brandmeister network. It might not be available on other Indiana DMR repeaters, such as those on the Crossroads or Tri-State networks. Even on Brandmeister repeaters, the talkgroup might be configured as “dynamic” (also known as “PTT” or “on-demand”), which means no traffic will be heard until someone on the local repeater transmits (e.g. “kerchunks”) on the talkgroup.

Direct questions to KB9WWM ([email protected]) or Jay Farlow, W9LW ([email protected]).

#INwx #Skywarn

Good morning:Just a reminder that this morning is our Exercise beginning at 0900 CST and would like to encourage all clu...
02/20/2021
ARESD1 groups.io Group

Good morning:

Just a reminder that this morning is our Exercise beginning at 0900 CST and would like to encourage all club members to Call Exercise Net Control to check in on the

N9IAA VHF Repeater (146.685) licensed Amateur Radio operators only!

Downlink: 146.68500
Uplink: 146.08500
Offset: -0.6 MHz
Uplink Tone: 173.8
Downlink Tone: 173.8
County: Porter
Call: N9IAA

and the VALPO1 GMRS Repeater (USE ONLY IF YOU HOLD A GMRS LICENSE)
Downlink: 462.700
Uplink: 467.700
Offset: +5 MHz
Uplink Tone: 141.3
Downlink Tone: 141.3
County: Porter
Call: WQZW612

HF frequencies will be decided at the time of need on the N9IAA command and control net, to allow for real-time propagation adjustments.

Please prepare and transmit (by voice (on the County Repeater Net Control Directs you to or digital - FlDigi or VARA FM Simplex or HF) at least two exercise messages (see the Exercise Plan for details - link below)

Please ask to receive at least two messages.

Please send any message you transmit or receive during the exercise to : [email protected] so you may be credited with exercise participation and how many messages you handled.

The Exercise Plan is located at:

https://groups.io/g/ARESD1/files/Exercise%20Snowfall%2021

https://groups.io/g/ARESD1/files/Exercise%20Snowfall%2021/210101%20Exerc%20Snowfall%2021A%20ICS%20205.pdf

If you are interested in becoming a member of ARES please Visit our Groups.io group https://groups.io/g/ARESD1

Indiana Amateur Radio Emergency Service District 1 (ARES D1) Group Site

02/05/2021
Join our Cloud HD Video Meeting

You have been invited to the following event.
PORTER COUNTY RADIO CLUB MONTHLY MEETING

Greetings!

Our first Zoom meeting was fairly successful, so we're going to try
another one on Friday (our "normal" meeting night) for February.

Our featured guest speaker will be Neil Rapp, WB9VPG, who is not only
one of my Newsline teammates, but was just awarded the Carole Perry
Educator of the Year Award by the Orlando Hamcation for his outstanding
achievements in education, both as a high school chemistry teacher and
with amateur radio youth.

Neil will briefly touch on the upcoming YOTA youth camp, and then dive
into satellite communications including grid square chasing.

We'll start at 7PM, and the presentation will be sometime after that.

The link for the meeting is:
https://uchicagomedicine.zoom.us/j/94841361891?pwd=ME1KOVdYTXJKNnJUTEM0cm82LzVRQT09

See you then!

--
Paul Braun WD9GCO
Amateur Radio Newsline Anchor
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02/04/2021
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SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW THU THEN TURNING MUCH COLDER
Here is the latest Situation Report.

https://www.weather.gov/media/lot/sitreport/SitReport1.pdf

01/31/2021
01/24/2021

NWS:

Special Weather Statement
Special Weather Statement issued January 24 at 10:23AM EST by NWS Chicago
...Pockets of Light Freezing Drizzle and Light Snow This
Morning...
Pockets of light freezing drizzle, at times mixed with a very fine
snow, will be possible for a few more hours this morning.
Motorists are advised to use caution, especially on elevated,
secondary, and any untreated road surfaces. Slow down and allow
for extra braking distance and a little extra time to reach your
destination.

01/24/2021

NWS:

Special Weather Statement
Special Weather Statement issued January 24 at 9:08AM EST by NWS Chicago
...Pockets of Light Freezing Drizzle and Light Snow This
Morning...
Pockets of light freezing drizzle, at times mixed with a very fine
snow, will be possible for a few more hours this morning.
Motorists are advised to use caution, especially on elevated,
secondary, and any untreated road surfaces. Slow down and allow
for extra braking distance and a little extra time to reach your
destination.
A burst of moderate to briefly heavy snow is possible across far
northern Illinois. Any light precipitation should end by 11 AM.

01/24/2021

NWS:

Winter Storm Watch
Winter Storm Watch issued January 24 at 4:05AM EST until January 26 at 6:00PM EST by NWS Chicago
...Potential Increasing for a Significant Winter Storm Across
Northern Illinois Monday Afternoon into Tuesday...
...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
TUESDAY AFTERNOON...
* WHAT...Snow, heavy at times. Total snow accumulations of 6 to 9
inches possible. Northeast winds could gust as high as 40 mph.
* WHERE...Northeast Illinois and parts of Northwest Indiana.
* WHEN...From Monday afternoon through Tuesday morning.
* IMPACTS...Travel could be very difficult. Hazardous conditions
may impact the Monday evening and Tuesday morning commutes.
* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Freezing rain or sleet may mix in with the
snow at times, mainly late Monday afternoon and evening for
locales south of I-88. Some power outages are possible due to
the combined effects of the expected wetter nature of the snow
and strong and gusty winds.
A Winter Storm Watch means there is a potential for significant
snow, sleet, or ice accumulations that may impact travel.
Continue to monitor the latest forecasts.

01/20/2021

NWS:

Special Weather Statement
Special Weather Statement issued January 19 at 11:50PM EST by NWS NorthernIndiana
...A BAND OF BRIEF HEAVY SNOW WILL AFFECT STEUBEN...ELKHART...NOBLE...
ST.JOSEPH...DE KALB...KOSCIUSKO...LAGRANGE...STARKE...MARSHALL AND LA
PORTE COUNTIES...
At 1148 PM EST/1048 PM CST/, an area of heavy snow was located along
a line extending from near La Porte to near Angola. Movement
was southeast at 20 mph.
Locations impacted include...
South Bend, Elkhart, Mishawaka, Goshen, Michigan City, La Porte,
Warsaw, Auburn, Plymouth, Kendallville, Angola, Nappanee, Garrett,
Westville, Winona Lake, Bremen, Ligonier, Knox, Syracuse and Butler.
Visibilities may drop quickly to less than a quarter of a mile in
this area of heavy snow.
Conditions can deteriorate rapidly in winter weather situations. Be
prepared for snow or ice covered roads. Slow down and allow extra
time when traveling.
&&

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01/20/2021
NWS Chicago Storm Spotting

Virtual Spotter Sessions

We will be conducting all of our storm spotter training virtually this spring. We are planning to conduct four sessions which are open to everyone. These sessions will be conducted on the following dates:
Thursday, February 11th 630 - 830 pm CT
Tuesday, February 23rd 630 - 830 pm CT
Monday, March 1st 630 - 830 pm CT
Wednesday, March 10th 630 - 830 pm CT

Registration links will be posted to the US National Weather Service Chicago Illinois social media feeds and at www.weather.gov/lot/spotter_talk later this week. We are also hoping to conduct an "advanced" virtual spotter training session later this spring. More information on that as it takes shape.

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01/19/2021

NWS:

Special Weather Statement
Special Weather Statement issued January 19 at 4:11PM EST by NWS Chicago
...Snow To Impact the Afternoon and Evening Commute...
Snow will continue to overspread the region through the rest of
the afternoon. Snowfall intensities may briefly become heavy at
times late this afternoon and into the early evening. The
combination of reduced visibilities and snow accumulations on
roadways at rush hour will likely lead to travel challenges into
this evening. A coating to one inch of snow is expected, but
pockets of 1 to 2 inch amounts are possible.
Plan on adding additional time to your commute as a result. Slow
down, and allow for extra stopping distance as slick spots are
likely, especially on untreated and elevated surfaces.

01/17/2021

NWS:

Special Weather Statement
Special Weather Statement issued January 17 at 10:01AM EST by NWS Chicago
...Slippery Road Conditions Today...
Snow will continue into the afternoon hours today. While rates
will generally be light, localized and periodic moderate rates
near a half inch per hour, combined with below freezing
temperatures will result in slick travel with snow accumulating on
any untreated or elevated road surfaces.
Plan on adding additional travel time today, and be prepared for
varying road conditions and changing visibilities.

01/17/2021

NWS:

Special Weather Statement
Special Weather Statement issued January 17 at 10:01AM EST by NWS Chicago
...Slippery Road Conditions Today...
Light snow, at times mixed with some light freezing drizzle, will
continue into the afternoon hours today. With below freezing
temperatures, slick spots are likely to develop on any untreated
or elevated road surfaces. Use caution if out traveling today, and
plan on adding some additional time to reach your destination.

01/17/2021

NWS:

Special Weather Statement
Special Weather Statement issued January 17 at 5:03AM EST by NWS Chicago
...Slippery Road Conditions Today...
Light snow will spread over northern Illinois by daybreak and
continue through the early afternoon hours. Snow rates should be
light and less than a quarter inch per hour, though a narrow zone
of locally higher rates is expected somewhere in the vicinity of
I-88 or I-80. Total snow amounts should range from 1 to 3 inches
by this afternoon.
With temperatures below freezing and in some places patches of
ice due to freezing mist overnight, snow will readily accumulate
on untreated roadways. Ensure to allow extra time if traveling
today.

01/17/2021

NWS:

Special Weather Statement
Special Weather Statement issued January 17 at 3:41AM EST by NWS NorthernIndiana
...ACCUMULATING SNOW TODAY...
Snow will spread over the area from west to east this morning and
continue through much of the day. The snow will mostly fall at a
light to moderate rate, but a period of heavy snow is possible
near midday. Slippery travel conditions, and reduced visibility,
are possible. Motorists show allow extra travel time. Lake effect
snow is expected overnight.
Within the special weather statement area, total snowfall of two
inches to as much as four inches is expected.

01/17/2021

NWS:

Special Weather Statement
Special Weather Statement issued January 16 at 11:55PM EST by NWS Chicago
...Patchy Freezing Drizzle Overnight and Accumulating Snow on
Sunday...
Patchy freezing drizzle will be seen the rest of tonight across
northern Illinois and northwest Indiana. There is a possibility
this becomes more widespread as temperatures cool, which would
cause at least some travel impacts. Use heightened caution
traveling overnight.
Snow will spread over the area after 4 a.m. tonight and continue
through early to mid afternoon Sunday. This persistent snow will
be light to moderate in intensity. At least two inches are
expected for most areas near and south of Interstate 80, and
localized amounts to around four inches are possible. While
amounts will taper further north, especially north of I-88 and
I-290, accumulating snow and some minor travel impacts are still
likely.
With temperatures forecast to drop to below freezing, the snow
will stick on roadways, especially those untreated. Ensure to
allow extra time if traveling on Sunday.

01/17/2021

NWS:

Special Weather Statement
Special Weather Statement issued January 16 at 9:25PM EST by NWS Chicago
...Accumulating Snow on Sunday...
Snow will spread over northern Illinois and northwest Indiana
after 3 a.m. tonight and continue through early to mid afternoon
Sunday. This persistent snow will be light to moderate in
intensity. At least two inches are expected for most areas near
and south of Interstate 80, and localized amounts to around four
inches are possible. While amounts will taper further north,
especially north of I-88 and I-290, accumulating snow and some
minor travel impacts are still likely.
With temperatures forecast to drop to below freezing, the snow
will stick on roadways, especially those untreated. Ensure to
allow extra time if traveling on Sunday.

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