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.
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 5:38 AM Saturday by Farrell, Timothy W (KJ4NPB).
Area 1 - Richmond - Activation is not expected
No hazardous weather is expected at this time.
SKYWARN Recognition Day 2017
This year's SKYWARN Recognition Day event will be held December 1-2, 2017. The SKYWARN Radio Desk will be open to any pre-registered amateur radio operator who would like to spend some time on the air from NWS Wakefield. You must pre-register and receive an assigned time slot. Contact Howard Waxman to sign up or for more information.