Current Status:

2017-01-20 07:33:54
Skywarn Activated for San Diego County at 7AM Friday
The NWS has asked San Diego County Skywarn to activate at 7AM Friday morning. Concerns will be high winds that will increase during the day, reaching High Wind Warning criteria, and also a Flash Flood Watch will be in effect beginning at 7AM. The storm's intensity is expected to increase at mid-morning and continue into mid afternoon. Please use the 800 number to report significant weather, or the website reporting form at , or ham radio operators can report to Skywarn net control on the ECRA Palomar 2m repeater on 147.030,+,103.5. Above all, stay safe! Jim Campbell WB6ZPB

2017-01-12 22:08:28
Skywarn Activated for San Bernardino County
Good day, SBD Skywarn has bee activated, please report unseal weather events to net control the web site chat page or the 800 number thanks Thunderstorm(s), Flash Flood, Wind

Southwest California SKYWARN is an all volunteer organization that supports the National Weather Service Forecast Office in San Diego, California. It's service region covers the following Areas: San Diego, Orange, Western Riverside and Southwest San Bernardino Counties.

Southwest California SKYWARN is a separate entity from and operates at the request of the National Weather Service, and in no way represents the National Weather Service, its staff, products or services.

Our regional Skywarn is broken into the 4 local areas mentioned above. Each area is administered by a local coordinator. Within each of these areas, ham radio nets are established when that area's Skywarn is activated by the National Weather Service. Each of these ham radio nets use different repeaters and/or simplex frequencies outlined below. There are roll call nets that take place weekly, again found below.

San Bernardino County:
PRIMARY REPEATER: 145.120(-)131.8 (Heaps Pk.)
For Skywarn activations, also Table Mtn repeater: 145.280(-)131.8.

Roll call net Wednesdays 7:00PM on 145.120(-)131.8. (Heaps Pk.)

Riverside County:
Pine Cove repeater (WEST): 447.480(-)156.7
Santa Rosa repeater (EAST) 145.340(-)107.2

Roll call net Tuesdays at 7:00PM. Both of the above repeaters will be linked at 7:00PM Tuesdays.

Orange County:
448.040(-)136.5 Primary Tactical Repeater
More Orange County Skywarn frequencies here soon!

Roll call net Tuesdays at 7:30PM on 448.040(-)136.5.

San Diego County:
ECRA Palomar repeater 147.030(+)103.5 Primary
San Diego County RACES 147.195(+)114.8 Secondary (Use only when ECRA Palomar isn't reachable!)

Roll call net Tuesdays at 7:00PM on 147.030(+)103.5.


Southwest California Skywarn was activated for San Bernardino, Riverside, and San Diego Counties a number of times in 2014 and previous years for summer monsoon weather activity and winter storms. We were briefly activated for the May 15, 2015 rain event. A number of weather reports were filed via ham radio. In the future, highlights from such reports will appear on this website. San Diego County Skywarn was briefly activated for the first Monsoon event of 2015, on June 30.

Southwest California Skywarn participated in Field Day 2014 using the callsign WX6SGX. We have submitted a Field Day log to the ARRL and are claiming 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 312 points in category 1D.

Steve Smith, WB6TWL has recently handed over the task of updating this website to Jim Campbell, WB6ZPB. Steve has been single-handedly maintaining this website and all it's features since before time began, but has become too busy with real life to continue doing so. So Jim will step in for now, and will attempt to add features from time to time that hopefully are of some value.

SWSkywarn has recently updated some staff positions, like Tom Smerk as our new Public Information Officer and Steve Stipp as Assistant San Diego County Coordinator.




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