Storm Spotting

During the stormy times, we deploy to keep an eye on the sky. Our firefighters attend workshops with the National Weather Service. Our group will travel all of Archer County to keep a check on the weather. We run a command and a secondary safety incase power is lost. Communications with the National Weather Service through dedicated website chat and radio.

Storm Dropping Golf Ball Sized Hail

Richard Farmer was spotting in place. We do this at times to keep Spotters out of harm's way on fast-moving storms or even some that on the radar are not severe. In this case, this report could have changed the warnings on this storm.


Supercell By Mason Pope


Mason Pope Out Spotting

Getting a jump start on the storms helps with positioning. Although it can be a guessing game at times, staying away from the core but close enough to see and make accurate reports can change warnings that are issued for a storm when reported by trained spotters to the National Weather Service.

County Burn Ban Status

Burn Ban Status

Please contact the Archer County Sheriff at (940) 574-2571 to notify them if you're performing a controlled burn when burn ban is not in effect.

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15974 FM 1954
Wichita Falls, Texas 76310


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