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SKYWARN® Training Classes and Information

Upcoming Classes - Spring 2016 (Course Listing)

 

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

 

Spring Sessions

March 2016
Day
City, State
Time
Location

 

22

(Tue)

 

Hampton, VA

(City of Hampton)

 

6 PM

 

Fire Station 11. 1304 Big Bethel Road.

Register for this class at NWS Wakefield SKYWARN Registration Portal.

 
April 2016
Day
City, State
Time
Location

 

6

(Wed)

 

 

Salisbury, MD

(Wicomico County)

 

6 PM

 

 

Wor-Wic Community College, 32000 Campus Drive.  Guerrieri Hall (GH) Room 101. Register for this class at NWS Wakefield SKYWARN Registration Portal.

 

13

(Wed)

 

 

Chesapeake, VA

(City of Chesapeake)

 

6 PM

 

Chesapeake Police Dept. 304 Albemarle Dr. Register for this class at NWS Wakefield SKYWARN Registration Portal.

 

19

(Tue)

 

 

Melfa, VA

(Accomack County)

 

6 PM

 

Fire Training Center, 58598 Beacon Rd. Register for this class at NWS Wakefield SKYWARN Registration Portal.

 

 

20

(Wed)

 

 

Virginia Beach, VA

(City of Virginia Beach)

 

6 PM

 

Site Info to be added soon!

Register for this class at NWS Wakefield SKYWARN Registration Portal.

 

26

(Tue)

 

Henrico, VA

(Henrico County)

 

6 PM

 

 

Henrico County Public Safety Training Center. 7701 E. Parham Road. Register for this class at NWS Wakefield SKYWARN Registration Portal.

 

May 2016
Day
City, State
Time
Location

 

17

(Tue)

 

 

Barco, NC

(Currituck County)

 

6 PM

 

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

 

19

(Thu)

 

 

Henrico, VA

(Henrico County)

 

 

6 PM

 

Site Info to be added soon!

*ADVANCED SKYWARN* Completion of Basic SKYWARN is suggested prior to attending. Register for this class at NWS Wakefield SKYWARN Registration Portal.

 

** Important: Due to high demand, these 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 Recorded 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

AKQ Severe Parameters 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!