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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: Heavy Rainfall And Low Severe Threat Today

Tue, 05/11/2021 - 11:18

From: National Weather Service, Fort Worth
Date: Tuesday, 11 May 2021 9:44 CDT

Bottom Line

Another round of showers and thunderstorms is expected today through this evening. The main threat will be heavy rainfall causing flooding/flash flooding, but a few strong or severe storms are also possible.

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CWA SKYWARN Frequencies Table

Sat, 03/27/2021 - 09:37

CWA Local SKYWARN Frequencies Table

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SPOTTER reporting with Radio over Internet Protocol (RoIP) Links

Sun, 03/07/2021 - 06:16

The Ft. Worth NWS SKYWARN Team operate multiple amateur radio systems, including RoIP systems such as EchoLink IRLP and Allstar. Our RoIP systems are normally dedicated to direct connections with remote SKYWARN spotter radio stations in affected areas during weather events.

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