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Some information[edit]

SKYWARN is a program of the United States's National Weather Service (NWS). Its mission is to collect reports of localized severe weather. These reports are used to aid forecasters in issuing and verifying severe weather watches and warnings and to improve the forecasting and warning processes and the tools used to collect meteorological data. It consists of a network of severe weather spotters that observe weather conditions and make reports of severe weather to their local NWS offices. These spotters are trained by personnel from the local NWS offices each spring in advance of the coming severe weather season.

SKYWARN has long been associated with amateur radio. Many NWS offices maintain a radio station that is manned by amateur radio operators during times of severe weather to allow other amateur radio equipped spotters a reliable means by which to transmit their severe weather reports to their local office and receive up-to-date severe weather updates. It is important to note that participation in SKYWARN does not require an amateur radio license; more than half of all SKYWARN spotters are not licensed for amateur radio and instead make their reports via telephone or the Internet.

Those interested in participating in SKYWARN should contact the Warning Coordination Meteorologist at their local NWS office. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 67.0.86.52 (talkcontribs).

Merge from Cuyahoga County Skywarn[edit]

The article Cuyahoga County Skywarn was recently proposed for deletion through the WP:PROD process. It is somewhat of an orphan. Rather than loosing the content, I'd like to start a section in this article called "Skywarn organizations" to contain a list and contact information for various orgs around the country. --StuffOfInterest 22:38, 7 December 2006 (UTC)

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  • Actually, can we just do a straight redirect? There doesn't seem to be any material in Cuyahoga County Skywarn that's not already in Skywarn, except that the Cuyahoga County Skywarn team exists -- and Skywarn already indicates that there are Skywarn teams all over the country. It seems to me that merging these would be like merging Egan Junior High School (or any school) into No Child Left Behind. Pan Dan 20:01, 8 December 2006 (UTC)
  • Done (glad too see other people are working on this backlog) -- lucasbfr talk 22:28, 8 January 2007 (UTC)

Spelling/case[edit]

What is the proper spelling, Skywarn or SKYWARN? Both are currently used in the article. --Mortense (talk) 19:14, 10 July 2012 (UTC)

It's "SKYWARN" in all-caps: http://www.nws.noaa.gov/skywarn . I'll make a quick sweep through the article & change whatever spelling needs to be changed. I used to work for the NWS... Guy1890 (talk) 21:41, 3 January 2013 (UTC)

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