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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

 

16

(Wed)

 

 

 

ONLINE BASIC SKYWARN

 

 

1 PM

 

 

Online BASIC SKYWARN

 

22

(Tue)

 

Hampton, VA

(City of Hampton)

 

6 PM

 

BASIC SKYWARN class 

Fire Station 11. 1304 Big Bethel Road.

CLASS FULL! REGISTRATION IS CLOSED

 
April 2016
Day
City, State
Time
Location

 

6

(Wed)

 

 

Salisbury, MD

(Wicomico County)

 

6 PM

 


BASIC SKYWARN class

Wor-Wic Community College, 32000 Campus Drive. Guerrieri Hall (GH) Room 101. 

 

13

(Wed)

 

 

Chesapeake, VA

(City of Chesapeake)

 

6 PM

 

BASIC SKYWARN class

Chesapeake Police Dept. 304 Albemarle Dr

 

18

(Mon)

 

 

Blackstone, VA

(Nottoway County)

 

6 PM

 

BASIC SKYWARN class

Southern Piedmont AREC (Agriculture Research and Extension Center). 2375 Darvills Rd

 

19

(Tue)

 

 

Melfa, VA

(Accomack County)

 

6 PM

 

BASIC SKYWARN class

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

 

BASIC SKYWARN class

Virginia Beach Fire Training Center. 927 S Birdneck Rd. Register for this class at NWS Wakefield SKYWARN Registration Portal.

 

26

(Tue)

 

Henrico, VA

(Henrico County)

 

6 PM

 

 

BASIC SKYWARN class

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

 

BASIC SKYWARN class

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

 

 

18

(Wed)

 

 

 

ONLINE ADVANCED SKYWARN

 

 

1 PM

 

 

 Online Advanced SKYWARN. Please register here for this class.

 

19

(Thu)

 

 

Henrico, VA

(Henrico County)

 

 

6 PM

 

**ADVANCED SKYWARN**

Completion of Basic SKYWARN is suggested prior to attending.

Libbie Mill Library. 2100 Libbie Lake East St. For directions and more information click here.

 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 an NWS Wakefield SKYWARN class in any location that is convenient for you, 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

Severe Meso Page

Severe Parameters page

Important Spotter Safety Rules

Basic Spotter Field Guide

Advanced Spotter Guide

NWS/NASA Cloud Identification Charts

 

Did you attend one of our training classes?


Basic SKYWARN course completion certificate (**use password provided in class!**)

Advanced SKYWARN course completion certificate (**use password provided in class!**)

Basic SKYWARN Presentation (File size is large)

 

 

Additional Information/Links

National SKYWARN Page

National Weather Service StormReady site.

 

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