Location Format Requirements
In the past, storm event locations were based on the
intersections of two major roads, such as "
Here is a breakdown of the four parts that make up the location portion of the report format:
1. Distance from the reference to the nearest 1/10 of a mile (0.1 mile) for fixed spotters and to the nearest ½ mile (0.5 mile) for mobile spotters.
2. Compass direction from the reference used (N, NNW, NW, WNW, W, WSW, SW, SSW, S, SSE, SE, ESE, E, ENE, NE, NNE)
3. The reference name
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4. The county that the reference is in. The reference and the spotter location need to be in the same county.
There are several methods that have been developed by local organizations for accurately determining a spotter location and these methods will eventually be published for future use by others. If a local organization needs assistance in find a solution to their needs, e-mail the Sullivan Committee Webmaster at firstname.lastname@example.org
As the relay stations will be transferring storm reports from the local nets to the backbone net, they will be ultimately responsible for ensuring the message is in the proper format. Sullivan Weather will reject reports that are not in the proper format.
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