WCF SECTION PRESS RELEASE #20-58
SKYWARN RECOGNITION DAY 2020 TO BE HELD AS ONLINE EVENT ONLY DUE TO COVID-19
SKYWARN Recgnition Day, which is held on the first Saturday in December of every year, will be held on Saturday December 5th but with some changes due to COVID-19. The following information was received from Richard Rude KE4EXL, who is a meteorologist with the National Weather Service office in Ruskin, concerning how Skywarn Recognition Day 2020 will take place this year.
“The National Weather Service has SKYWARN Recognition Day (SRD 2020) scheduled this year on Saturday, December 5th. However…due to COVID-19 restrictions the event will be conducted online. Unfortunately there will be no amateur radio operations at weather service offices. Here at the Tampa Bay Area office in Ruskin we will be monitoring and posting to FaceBook and Twitter (#Skywarn20) throughout the afternoon of the 5th. In addition, for people with access to NWS chat, we will be logged into the “tbwhamchat” room. Some of the operating details are still being finalized but the attached PDF gives some details and includes links for the SRD 2020 website and for FaceBook.”
You may download the PDF document at the following link: http://arrlwcf.org/download/wcfevents/AWARE_Nov2020_SkywarnRecogitionDay2020Information.pdf.