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The ARES and SKYWARN programs in Coshocton County are operated by the Coshocton Co. ARES. CCARA is providing space on our web site for their information and is not responsible for any content.



Skywarn is a good site to check out information and training for Skywarn all during the the year. You can take an online training by going to the above link and click on "web based Skywarn training." Once you have completed the course, contact the Coshocton County EC that you have taken and passed course. You will be also be submitting your course certificate to the NWS Pittsburgh for credit.

Coshocton ARES is Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador

Weather-Ready Nation Team Info.

WRN Ambassadors--
Follow us at: @WRNAmbassadors
-- Thank you for connecting with the Weather-Ready Nation Team "Be a Force of Nature"

Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador The Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador initiative is an effort to formally recognize NOAA partners who are improving the nation’s readiness against extreme weather, water, and climate events. As a Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador, your organization is committing to work with NOAA and other Ambassadors to strengthen national resilience against extreme weather. See more information at the link below.

Remember the Penny

Criteria from NWS Pittsburgh. SKYWARN spotters only need to report hail size of 3/4 inch, penny size or larger.

Skywarn Nets

Skywarn nets are held on the 145.230MHz (ARES) repeater whenever severe weather conditions threaten Coshocton County. There are several pdf files available below that you can download to help you be better prepared to assist the National Weather Service and Coshocton County as an amateur radio skywarn spotter. We encourage all ham weather spotters to join the net. You are the eyes and ears "on the ground" in Coshocton, for the weather service.

Warning Siren Testing

The eight (8) Coshocton County Outdoor Warning Sirens and EAS are tested every first Wednesday of each Month at 10:00 a.m. The eight (8)sirens are located at Conesville Fire Department, Coshocton City Fire Department, Coshocton High School, Canal Lewisville, Pleasant Valley, West Lafayette Fire Department, Bakersville Fire Department, and Warsaw Fire Department. The sirens are tested to raise public awareness and for maintenance.

Code Red

It is a great idea to sign up for Code Red, so that you can be notified of any emergency conditions in our area. Click HERE to go to the registration page.

More Information

NOAA Pittsburgh Skywarn Page

Pittsburgh Weather Main Page

Storm Prediction Center

Files for Download:

SKYWARN Overview and CCSN Operational Guide 2015.pdf

MOU between ARRL and NWS.pdf

Coshocton County Skywarn Network Net Definitions and Procedures2015.pdf

CCSN Training and Readiness Net PREAMBLE 2015.pdf

CCSN Severe Weather Net PREAMBLE 2015.pdf

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