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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.
Updated: 8 hours 31 min ago

NWS UPDATE: Heavy Rainfall potential through the afternoon.

Fri, 09/20/2019 - 11:16

From: National Weather Service, Fort Worth
Date: Friday, 20 September 2019 9:22 CDT

The threat for isolated instances of flooding continues mainly along the Red River south to around I-30. Showers and storms will increase in coverage into the afternoon.

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