About Western Oklahoma SKYWARN®

Amateur Radio is almost synonymous with the SKYWARN® program, the "eyes and ears" of the National Weather Service (NWS) during severe weather emergencies. Hams comprise the majority of SKYWARN® volunteers, who report "ground truths" to local NWS offices, supplementing their sophisticated weather monitoring equipment.

The Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management and Homeland Security, along with local volunteer amateur radio operators, provide funding, repeater system hardware and other support for the Western Oklahoma SKYWARN® linked repeater system. This system provides spotters with communication links to Emargency Management and the NWS Weather Forecast Office in Norman. Volunteers include trained SKYWARN® storm spotters and emergency management, providing severe weather "ground truth" observations directly to the National Weather Service in Norman Oklahoma via linked radio repeater systems in western Oklahoma.

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Last modified:Monday, 26-Dec-2022 at 22:18:44