NWS Wakefield SKYWARN
Amateur Radio Support Team
WX4AKQ Wakefield, VA
Welcome to Wakefield SKYWARN!
This is your "one stop shop" for everything SKYWARN related. Whether you are a Trained Spotter, a Net Control Station, local Emergency Manager, or simply a local "Weather Nut" we hope you find the information on this site useful, and we hope you will get involved in the SKYWARN program.
For general SKYWARN Spotter training information, consult the National Weather Service Wakefield SKYWARN information.
The NWS Wakefield SKYWARN Amateur Radio Support Team is a team of dedicated volunteers who collect
reports from the amateur radio community for relay to the National Weather Service Forecast Office
in Wakefield, Virginia. Our footprint spans 66 counties and independent
cities in portions of three states, covering over 3.6 million residents.
SKYWARN Area 3 Hampton Subnet 145.490 Repeater is Operational
The Area 3 Hampton Sub-Net repeater on 145.49 MHz is restored to full operational status. The 146.73 repeater reverts to Back-up status for the Sub-Net - both utilize a 100 Hz PL tone.
You will find our frequencies, area maps, and more on your local SKYWARN page:
Net Activation Forecast by Area - Next 24 to 36 Hours
This is typically updated daily between 9 AM and noon local time and periodically throughout the day. Last updated 9:13 PM Friday by Evans, Barry S (N4WFU).
Area 1 - Richmond - Activation may be needed
Scattered strong to severe thunderstorms are expected later this afternoon and through the evening. Damaging wind gusts to 60 MPH and very heavy rainfall are the main threats. SKYWARN net activation may be needed. Team Members should monitor SPC outlooks, NWS forecasts, and internal team communications through the day and consider volunteering for Net Control duty if available.