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Cool Season SKYWARN Activation:
SKYWARN, in the NWS Upton NY CWA, is automatically activated whenever any of the following items are Tone Alerted Over Local NOAA Weather Radio or whenever requested by the on-duty NWS Upton NY Lead Forecaster
- Blizzard Warnings
- Coastal Flood Warnings
- Flood Watches
- Flood Warnings (if not already activate by a Watch)
- High Wind Warnings
- Winter Storm Warnings
Also be aware that SKYWARN will also be automatically activated should any of the Warm Season SKYWARN Activation Criteria items be Tone Alerted on Local NOAA Weather Radio during the Cool Season.
NWS Upton NY Cool Season SKYWARN Reporting Criteria:
accretion occurs when rain falls with surface temperatures below
is commonly called freezing rain.
best way to measure ice accretion is to break off a very small
branch/twig from a tree. Use
a ruler to measure the thickness of ice in tenths of an inch.
There may be one side of the branch or twig with a greater
thickness of ice than the other side.
In this instance, please report the average thickness of ice
- Never place yourself in danger
- when reporting Severe Weather!
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