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The WX5FWD SKYWARN™ team are volunteer radio operator liaisons for the Fort Worth National Weather Service (NWS) North Texas SKYWARN™ Spotters. During SKYWARN events, you are reporting information to our team and the NWS warning forecasters. Three goals of a storm spotter are to safely observe, identify and report conditions. Weather spotters provide what's called "ground truth" to the National Weather Service and emergency weather management. Spotters are needed because, while radar is very good at helping the National Weather Service see what's going on in the upper atmosphere, it's unable to detect what's actually happening on the ground because of the curvature of the Earth. Knowing the "ground truth" about a weather event from the location can be the deciding factor to issue a warning.
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NWS UPDATE: Cold and Windy Today - Low Chance of Wintry Precipitation Northwest

Mon, 11/12/2018 - 11:00

From: National Weather Service, Fort Worth
Date: Monday, 12 November 2018 9:57 CDT

Bottom Line
Cold, windy and wet conditions for today. There may be a brief period late this morning and early afternoon where a few flakes of snow fall primarily northwest of the Metroplex.

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