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2006 SKYWARN Recognition Day

December 2, 2006 (0000 - 2400 UTC)

December 1st 6 PM through December 2nd 6 PM

 

NWS Birmingham Open House
9 am (1500 UTC) - 4:30 pm (2230 UTC)
All HAMs and Their Families Invited
HAMs are welcomed to make contacts in our HAM Cubicle
NWS Meteorologist will provide Office Tours


Directions

 

National Weather Service (NWS) Office Birmingham, Alabama
465 Weathervane Road, Calera, Alabama 35040-5427 (205) 664-3010

Coming South on I-65 from Birmingham

  1. Take exit 234, Shelby County Airport.
  2. When taking this exit, you will get over in the far right hand lane. Stay on this lane as it continues to bear to the right.
  3. 0.2 mile down this road, which is Shelby County 87, stop at stop sign.
  4. Continue going straight, road becomes Shelby West Parkway.
  5. Continue on Shelby West Parkway for 0.4-0.5 miles, until you reach first road on left, Airport Way.
  6. Make a left onto Airport Way.
  7. Continue 0.1 mile and cross Weathervane Road.
  8. Park in front parking lot.

Coming North on I-65 from Birmingham

  1. Take exit 234, Shelby County Airport.
  2. At the top of the exit, make left, go over bridge, and continue on road until you get to stop sign.
  3. Turn right at this stop sign onto Shelby West Parkway.
  4. Continue on Shelby West Parkway for 0.4-0.5 miles, until you reach first road on left, Airport Way.
  5. Make a left onto Airport Way.
  6. Continue 0.1 mile and cross Weathervane Road.
  7. Park in front parking lot.

Skywarn Recognition Day was developed by the National Weather Service and the Amateur Radio Relay League to celebrate the contributions that Skywarn Weather Spotters make to public safety. Spotters, using amateur radio, report severe weather such as tornadoes and damaging wind to the National Weather Service offices. The meteorologists use these reports in preparing or verifying severe weather warnings.

For additional information about this event, please contact NWS Birmingham's Warning Coordination Meteorologist (WCM) Jason B. Wright at jason.b.wright@noaa.gov or (205) 664-3010 ext. 223. For additional information concerning Amateur Radio program operations at the NWS Birmingham Office, email rthomas@alert-alabama.org.


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