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SKYWARN® Training Classes and Information

Upcoming Classes (Course Listing)


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Green - Basic Class Red - Advanced Class Yellow - Net Control Class
 

*Please see our new course offering page for more information on class content.

 

*** We are in the process of coordinating Skywarn Classes for 2015. Please check back if you currently do not see a course in your area.***

If you'd like to *host* a SKYWARN class, please contact us via e-mail or use contact information at the bottom of the page.

 

March 2015
Day
City, State
Time
Location

 

11

(Wed)

 

Chesapeake, VA

(City of Chesapeake)

 

6 PM

 

Fire Headquarters Classroom, 304 Albemarle Drive.  Register for this class at NWS Wakefield SKYWARN Registration Portal. Please also contact Suzie Parsons via e-mail.

  

23

(Mon)

 

 

Suffolk, VA

(City of Suffolk)

 

6 PM

 

Health & Human Services Building, 3rd floor Conference Room A/B. 135 Hall Avenue.  Register for this class at NWS Wakefield SKYWARN Registration Portal.

April 2015
Day
City, State
Time
Location

 

16

(Thu)

 

Salisbury, MD

(Wicomico County)

 

6:30 PM

 

Wor-Wic Community College. 32000 Campus Drive. Register for this class at NWS Wakefield SKYWARN Registration Portal.

 

21

(Tue)

 

Barco, NC

(Currituck County)

 

6 PM

 

Currituck Cooperative Extension Center, Classroom A. 120 Community Way. Register for this class at NWS Wakefield SKYWARN Registration Portal.

 

22

(Wed)

 

Henrico, VA

(Henrico County)

 

6 PM

 

 

Henrico County Office of Emergency Management. 7701 E. Parham Rd. Register for this class at NWS Wakefield SKYWARN Registration Portal.

May 2015
Day
City, State Time Location

 

6

(Wed)

 

Norfolk, VA

(City of Norfolk)

 

6 PM

 

 Norfolk Health Dept. 830 Southampton Ave. , Classroom B/C. Register for this class at NWS Wakefield SKYWARN Registration Portal.

** Important: Due to high demand, this class will NOT be held in every county every year. You may attend a class in any location, regardless of where you live. If you are interested in hosting a class, please contact Mike Montefusco, SKYWARN™ coordinator at the National Weather Service in Wakefield.

 

On-line SKYWARN Spotter Training Modules -

 

     

Don't see a course offering near you? Unable to attend local training? A recorded, online course was developed by the National Weather Service through Meted/UCAR/COMET. The program is intended to support, enhance and stimulate learning about atmospheric and related sciences. The course serves as an alternate means of instruction for those unable to attend NWS-supported spotter training classes. However, please bear in mind that the online course is NOT intended to replace the live, local SKYWARN spotter training classes offered by your National Weather Service Forecast Office.

Also, remember that whether attending a class in person or online FOLLOW-UP TRAINING IS REQUIRED EVERY 3 YEARS TO MAINTAIN ACTIVE SKYWARN STATUS!


Spotter Resources

NWS Wakefield Weather Briefing page

Important Spotter Safety Rules

Basic Spotter Field Guide

Advanced Spotter Guide

 

Did you attend one of our training classes?
Click here to access your course completion certificate (use password provided in class!)

Click here for the advanced completion certificate (use password provided in class!)

Basic SKYWARN Presentation (File size is large)

Advanced SKYWARN Presentation (File size is large)

NOAA/NWS/NASA Sky Watch Chart

 

Additional Information/Links

National SKYWARN Page

National Weather Service StormReady site.

Click here for a copy of our latest NEWSLETTER, The Weather Nut!