San Joaquin Valley SKYWARN

Local Amateur Radio Clubs across the San Joaquin Valley work with the National Weather Service’s SKYWARN® program to train Amateur Radio operators as spotters to observe and report severe weather conditions to the National Weather Service (NWS) to help keep our local communities safe.

Although SKYWARN® spotters provide essential information for all types of weather hazards, the main responsibility of a SKYWARN® spotter is to identify and describe severe local storms.

Since the program started in the 1970s, the information provided by SKYWARN® spotters, coupled with Doppler radar technology, improved satellite and other data, has enabled NWS to issue more timely and accurate warnings for tornadoes, severe thunderstorms.

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Amateur Radio in Fresno County and the Central Valley of California