Spotter and Skywarn Information
SkywarnTM is a proactive spotter network. During severe weather outbreaks, the NWS activates SkywarnTM, and spotters in target areas are notified. SkywarnTM spotters are then asked to relay observances from locations near potential trouble spots. Volunteer ham radio operators staff a station at the weather service office, receive weather information from ham radio operators throughout the region, and forward them to the NWS forecasters..