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IMO Skywarn Homepage

Indiana, Michigan, Ohio Skywarn
North Webster, IN NWS

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Welcome to the IMO Skywarn homepage. 

   Why does Skywarn exist? 
To the right is one of the most famous photographs of twin tornadoes.  It was taken in Elkhart County, Indiana on Palm Sunday of 1965.
     Today, even with all the technology of the National Weather Service, there still is a need for eyeball reports of what the weather is really doing.
   That is the job of Skywarn.  

                           Picture by Paul Huffman
                         Elkhart Truth Photographer

IMO Skywarn stands for Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio Skywarn.  IMO Skywarn was formed in 1996, just after the National Weather Service (NWS) announced that Northern Indiana would be getting a new weather service office to replace the South Bend and Fort Wayne offices that were closed in the reorganization of the NWS.  The new complete Weather Warning office would be equipped with the new 88D Doppler Radar. 

  Please take a few minutes to review the information available on this website.  It is designed for active members of any Skywarn program, amateur radio operators who may want to become members of Skywarn, and the general public.

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