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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: Strong/Severe Storms Possible Later Today & This Weekend

Thu, 02/25/2021 - 10:26

From: National Weather Service, Fort Worth
Date: Thursday, 25 February 2021 9:56 CDT

Bottom Line

There is a threat for strong/severe storms tonight (Thursday night) and again over the weekend.

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SPOTTER reporting with Radio over Internet Protocol (RoIP) Links

Mon, 02/08/2021 - 21:06

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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Placefiles and Shapefiles for GRLevel3

Sat, 11/14/2020 - 22:28
We've created some GRLevel3 placefiles and shapefiles for SKYWARN® repeaters and roads in the County Warning Area (CWA).

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