How to Submit A Report, What We Need to Know

The NWS Spotter Training program provides the basic information spotters need to safely observe and report severe weather information. Below are links any spotter can reference.

NWS Fort Worth Spotter Cheat Sheet

How to Submit A Report to NWS Fort Worth, What We Need to Know, What to Report (Our Wishlist)

How to Submit A Report to NWS Fort Worth

What We Need to Know

  • Type of report: What are you reporting
  • Time of event:  When did it occur? Now, or earlier?
  • Location of event: Where did it occur?
  • How? Measured vs. estimated?
  • Magnitude? Damage, injuries, etc.

What to Report (Our Wishlist)

  • Tornadoes, or signs one may be developing (funnel clouds, strongly rotating wall clouds, etc.)
  • Flash Flooding: rapidly rising water into areas that do not typically flood
  • Hail: larger than 3/4 inch in diameter (penny-sized or larger)
  • Damaging Winds: damage caused by thunderstorm winds or measured winds of 50 mph or greater

NWS Fort Worth Spotter Radio Frequencies

Allstar, EchoLink and IRLP NWS Radio Desk node numbers for NWS Fort Worth Spotters

  • Allstar Hub: 516220
  • EchoLink Conference: *WX5FWD* 372418
  • IRLP Experimental Node: 0010
Note: These systems may be cross-linked.

The NWS Fort Worth SKYWARN Spotter program information can be viewed at