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What is SKYWARN®?

SKYWARN® is a national network of volunteer severe weather spotters. The spotters are trained by local National Weather Service Forecast Offices on how to spot severe thunderstorms, tornadoes, hail and flooding. In some parts of the country, spotters also report snowfall and ice accumulation.

National Capital Area SKYWARN Support Group – WX4LWX:

For information about NWS Baltimore/Washington SKYWARN:

The HOTLINE for Severe Weather like flooding, tornado or hail is:  1-800-253-7091

To Submit a Weather Report 
(For registered SKYWARN spotters)

You can now submit heavy rainfall (1″+), as well as
STORM TOTAL snow and/or ice reports online at:

Flooding, hail, wind or tornado reports:
Use our SKYWARN Spotter Hotline 800 253-7091.
Other reports can be emailed to: