The Coweta County SKYWARN organization is a group of individuals who are avid weather followers. Our goal is to assist agencies with real-time weather reports. We work directly with the NWS in Peachtree city and the Coweta County Emergency management agency. Our SKYWARN group is linked directly into the NWS via their live chat platform and can relay storm reports instantaneously to the meteorologist at the NWS, emergency managers, and media representatives.
Our primary mode of communication during a weather event is HAM radio and we are fortunate that the BGMRC ham radio club allows us to operate on their flagship 147.165 VHF repeater located in Northern Coweta County.
The Coweta SKYWARN group is a stand-alone entity but works closely with the regional SKYWARN group operating as WX4PTC from Fayette County, The BGMRC amateur radio club in Coweta, Coweta Ares, North Georgia GMRS, and Coweta CERT.
During severe storm events a NET will open on the 147.165 repeater and net control will take storm reports from Skywarn spotters, BGMRC club members, and other Amateur radio operators. These reports are relayed through the NWS live chat platform directly to NWS meteorologists.
During a SKYWARN net, our net control operator works under the Skywarn callsign WX4CWT.
We want concerned citizens to be involved in the Skywarn program! Whether you are a ham radio operator, a first responder, a trained spotter, or just a guy with a cell phone, you CAN make a difference and be part of our organization. The key to a great SKYWARN program is to have as many eyes to the sky and boots on the ground as possible. So, if you have made it this far, we hope you will join our group and join the thousands of other skywarn spotters across the Country who do their part to report storm conditions and help save lives!