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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: La Niña Advisory, Warm/Dry Winter Expected

Thu, 09/24/2020 - 15:51

From: National Weather Service, Fort Worth
Date: Thursday, 24 September 2020 15:43 CDT

Bottom Line

A La Niña Advisory is in effect, increasing the likelihood that the upcoming winter will be warmer and drier than normal across North and Central Texas.

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SKYWARN reporting with Radio over Internet Protocol (RoIP) Links

Fri, 08/28/2020 - 20:42

The Ft. Worth NWS SKYWARN Team operate multiple amateur radio systems, including RoIP systems such as EchoLink and IRLP. 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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