SKYWARN™ is a nationwide network of volunteer weather spotters who report to and are trained by the National Weather Service (NWS). These spotters report many forms of significant or severe weather...such as Severe Thunderstorms or flooding.
The staff at NWS Burlington, VT issues Forecasts and Weather Warnings for most of Vermont (from Rutland and Windsor counties north to Canada), and the 4 northern New York counties of Clinton, Essex, Franklin and St Lawrence.
SKYWARN™ spotters provide an invaluable public service by providing ground truth information concerning what the NWS monitors by way of radar and satellite imagery as well as other surface weather observations. These SKYWARN™ spotters act as our eyes and ears...by providing timely observations of hazardous weather.