SKYWARN is a volunteer program with nearly 290,000 trained severe weather spotters. These volunteers help keep local communities safe by providing timely and accurate reports of severe weather to the National Weather Service. Although SKYWARN spotters provide essential information for all types of weather hazards, the main responsibility of a SKYWARN is to identify and describe severe local storms.

Any amateur can make a report during a storm.

Follow us on Twitter (@ALGAFL_WEATHER) to get immediate notification of station activations as well as a heads-up on approaching severe weather for southeast Alabama, southwest Georgia, and portions of northern Florida.

Contact Dave Barton, AI4GF, Assistant District Emergency Coordinator for NWS Amateur Radio Emergency Service, Capital District (Florida) at for further information.