TEMA Siren Test

This coming Saturday, February 4th, 2023 is the first Saturday of the month and Tippecanoe County Emergency Management Agency will test the sirens around Tippecanoe County at around 11am. The Amateur Radio Operators and GMRS Licensees have been asked to observe certain Sirens that are designated to us. All reports of other sirens observed in Tippecanoe County that are not on the designated list are welcomed. If the Siren Test is a go, a Net will commence on both radio services at 10:45am. Duration of the net is around 30 minutes.

The go / no go of the siren test by TEMA may be reported to us at last minute (Close to 11am). Please keep an eye for emails, to this website, and or on air notification.

National Weather Service Spotter Training Information

The 2023 NWS SKYWARN Spotter Training calendar has been posted with the dates and locations for 2023 training across the state of Indiana. The calendar, dates and times may change. Tippecanoe ARES calendar has the dates and locations as well. Link to NWS Indianapolis: https://www.weather.gov/ind/spotter.

For Tippecanoe County:

Skywarn Spotter Training – Tippecanoe County

When: Wed, February 22, 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Where: Tippecanoe County Health Department Basement Conference Room – 1950 S 18th St, Lafayette, IN 47905 (map)

Severe Weather Preparedness Week in Indiana


The National Weather Service, in conjunction with the Indiana State Police, the Indiana Department of Homeland Security, the Indiana Department of Education, the Indiana Broadcasters Association, the American Red Cross, and Amateur Radio Operators will conduct a statewide test of communication systems on Tuesday, March 15 at 10:15 AM EDT/9:15 AM CDT. Important – while the drill will be sent using live TOR EAS coding (Tornado Warning), it is only a test, and will be postponed to Wednesday, March 16 if weather conditions warrant.  (NWS Wilmington, OH will send the test for their Indiana counties using the RWT coding, per an agreement with their Cincinnati broadcast market partners) TCARES will conduct a net starting on 147.135 repeater, and then a second net on 145.370.

NWS How to Submit a storm report

Interested in sending Snowfall measurements?

Visit: https://www.weather.gov/crh/stormreports?sid=ind

Here you can find the criteria for reporting different weather events and links to report them.

Snow Info

  • How much snow fell (to nearest tenth of an inch if possible), e.g. 3.5″.
  • What period of time did the snow fall? (e.g. 1 hour 15 minutes.)
  • Was the snowfall measurement estimated or measured?