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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: Dangerous Heat this Weekend into Early Next Week

Thu, 07/09/2020 - 09:39

From: National Weather Service, Fort Worth
Date: Thursday, 9 July 2020 5:07 CDT

Bottom Line

Hottest temperatures of the year will occur this weekend into early next week. Heat Advisories are in effect now and will likely continue into early next week.

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