Primary SKYWARN® Manuals:
Basic Spotters' Field Guide here.
Advanced Spotters' Field Guide here.
2014 WX1GYX Operations Manual (updated 12/2014).
National Weather Service Glossary here.
A Comprehensive Glossary of Weather Terms for Storm Spotters, 2nd Edition (1996) by Michael Branick. Download here.
An exhaustive list of acronyms used in meteorology and by the National Weather Service may be found here.
The GYX criteria for Watches, Warnings and Advisories posted October 22, 2013 may be found as a PDF here .
Information From and About NOAA and the National Weather Service
NWS Products and Services Reference Guidebook download link here (19megs).
New England Climate
Maine State Climatologist here
New Hampshire Climatologist here
Northeast Regional Climate Center (NRCC) here
Cold Weather Information
Winter Storms, the Deceptive Killers NOAA brochure here
Warm Weather Information
The Hurricane Frequency List, a list of frequencied used by Ham Radio operators during hurricane events.
Weather Spotting and Ham Radio
Corey, Michael W5MPC and Victor Morris AH6WX. Storm Spotting and Amatuer Radio. Newington, CT. The American Radio Relay League, Inc. 2010
Central Maine Regional Resource Center
DRAFT Central Maine Regional Resource Center DRAFT-CMRRC-Radio-Frequencies-Nov2014.pdf used for hospital communications in Oxford, Androscoggin, Kennebec and Franklin Counties. A good starting point for programming radios.
A csv file is downloadable for the free 'chirp' programming software.
Schools for Weather:
A list of schools, real and virtural, with information on instruction in meteorology.
JetStream, the National Weather Service Online Weather School here.
Online Weather Studies: A Unique Introductory Course in Atmospheric Science here.
Stormchase.us, under the "weather courses heading" here.
Plymouth State Weather Center, look for tutorials on the lower left here.
2014 SKYWARN® Report Logsheet
2014 WX1GYX SKYWARN© Severe Weather Report Form
County Warning Area Maps:
N1KTA version SKYWARN® Report Logsheet Legal Sized logsheet-wx1gyx-legalsized.pdf
Version 2 SKYWARN® Report Logsheet Legal Sized logsheet-wx1gyx-legalsizedv2.pdf
Weather Station Guideline Manuals:
Automated Surface Observing System User Guide here
NWS ASOS Web Site here.
The Septermber 2013 Snow Measurement Guidelines for National Weather Service Surface Observing Programs by the NWS Office of Climate, Water and Weather Services, Silver Springs, MD is available here.Other Cooperative Observer Program resources may be found here.
Snow Measurement Guidelines NOTE: from Northern Indiana NWS here
"Measuring Snow" is a 23 minute instructional video which was prepared by Colorado State University to teach National Weather Service Cooperative Observers. Download here.
Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Network (CoCoRaHS)
CoCoRaHS Web site here.
Training information here. Useful information on snow measurement.
Books about New England Weather:
Zielinski, Gregory A. and Barry D. Keim. New England Weather, New England Climate. Hanover and London: University Press of New England, 2003.
Zielinski, Gregory A. Conditions May Vary a Guide to Maine Weather. Camden, ME: Downeast Books, 2009.
Yankee Weather Proverbs, Edited by Peter Miller, Illustrated by Daryl V. Storrs. Cobyville, VT: Silver Print Press, 2004.
Engstrom, Martin. Marty on the Mountain, 38 Years on Mount Washington. Fryeburg, ME: Self Published, 2003. The story of a TV transmitter engineer shanghaied into becoming a TV weatherman.
Ludlum, David McWilliams. The Country Journal New England Weather Book, Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 1976
Editors of the Boston Globe. Great New England Storms of the 20th Century, Boston: The Boston Globe, 2007.
Other Geneal Interest Weather Books:
Williams, Jack. The Weather Book: An Easy-to-Understand Guide to the USA's Weather Vintage, 1997. Suggested by Joan, KB1KPG
The Year Without Summer. 1816 and the volcano that darkened the world and changed history. William K Klingaman and Nicholas P Klingaman. St Marti's Press, New Your 2013.
The aftermath of the 1915 eruption of Indonesia's Tambora volcano. A good dose of both history and meteorolgy. The east coast, New England and Maire are well reprsented in this interesting book.
Storm Kings. The Untold History of America's First Storm Chasers. Lee Sandlin. Pantheon Press, New York 2013.
The history and personalities involved in the pursuit of answers about the strom kings - tornados. From Cotton Mather to Ted Fujita and from Cambridge, MA to Kansas City, a well written and very interesting read.
A Dictionary of Units of Measure from Russ Rowlett, Director, Center for Mathematics and Science Education, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
The Mariner's Guide to the 500 Millibar Chart, from the Mariners Weather Log, December 2008 which, according to Jerry, K1WTX, "takes some of the mystery out of the atmosphere level often mentioned in the forecast discussions" It may be found here.
The Coastal Front Newsletter A quarterly newsletter produced by Gray NWS staffers of interest to weather spotters. It can be downloaded in PDF format from the NWS GYX website here.
NOAA Cloud Chard (2.2m) cloudchart.pdf
"Ethanol Gasoline Blends and Small Engines" from the Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service (80k) BAE-1746pod.pdf
NOAA NWS Climate Prediction Center Three-Month Outlook and other links found here.
NWS FORECAST TERMS here