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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: Severe Weather Possible this weekend. Fire Weather concerns today, Sunday and Monday

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 14:53

From: National Weather Service, Fort Worth
Date: Friday, 16 March 2018 9:14 CST

Bottom Line

Critical fire weather conditions are forecast today, there is a threat for severe storms Saturday and Sunday, and another round of elevated to Critical fire weather conditions are possible Sunday afternoon and Monday.

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2017 SKYWARN Recognition Day QSL Log

Sun, 12/10/2017 - 11:02

Thank you! Everyone who participates in SKYWARN storm spotting makes SKYWARN Recognition Day a wonderful event. We hope everyone enjoyed themselves.

The W5W/WX5FWD station logged 280 contacts in total.

We have created a log of contacts with a link to display a QSL card for printing. Click on the Read More to display the QSL Log page.

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