Storm spotters will be highlighted during the 2012 Skywarn Recognition Day to be held from 5 p.m. Nov. 30 through 5 p.m. Dec. 1.
Skywarn Recognition Day is a nationwide ham radio event/contest involving the mobile Skywarn spotters who volunteer their services to help the National Weather Service by providing storm reports on a real-time basis to the amateur radio "net control" at the NWS forecast office.
This year, the Grand Junction NWS forecast office is honoring Ron Rich, longtime Skywarn coordinator for Delta County who passed away earlier this year.
Skywarn Recognition Day was developed in 1999 by the National Weather Service and the American Radio Relay League. During the day Skywarn operators visit NWS offices and contact other radio operators across the world.blog comments powered by Disqus