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SKYWARN® Training Classes and Information

Upcoming Classes - Fall 2016 (Course Listing)

 

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

 

Upcoming Sessions

 

Date Time Location (County) Registration Information/Notes

 

 

9/10/2016

(Sat)

 

 

 

 

12 pm

 

 

 Norfolk, VA

(City of Norfolk)

 

Basic SKYWARN

WeatherFest at Nauticus 

Register for this event here

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October  2016    

 

 

10/13/2016

(Thu)

 

 

 

7 pm

 

 

 Virginia Beach, VA 

(City of Virginia Beach)

 

Advanced SKYWARN 

Ocean Park Vol. Rescue Squad.

3769 E Stratford Rd.

Registration for this session is required. Please register online here.

 

 

10/18/2016

(Tue)

 

 

 

 

6 pm

 

 

Kilmarnock, VA 

(Lancaster County)

 

Basic SKYWARN

Kilmarnock Town Hall, 1 North Main St.

Registration for this session is required. Please register online here.

 

 

 

10/24/2016

(Mon

 

 

 

6:30 pm         

 

 

Chesterfield, VA 

(Chesterfield County)

 

Basic SKYWARN

Eanes-Pittman Public Safety Training Center 
6610 Public Safety Way 

Registration for this session is required. Please register online here.

November  2016    

 

 

11/1/2016

(Tue)

 

 

 

7 pm

 

 

Chesapeake, VA

(City of Chesapeake)

 

Advanced SKYWARN

Public Safety Building, 304 Albemarle Drive

Registration for this session is required. Please register online here.

 

11/17/2016

(Thu)

 

 

 

7 pm

 

 Norfolk, VA

(City of Norfolk in partnership with Old Dominion University)

 

Basic SKYWARN

Site information to be updated soon!

Registration for this session is required. Please register online here.

December  2016    

 

 

12/1/2016

(Tue)

 

 

 

 

  6 pm

 

 

Farmville, VA

(Prince Edward County, in partnership with Longwood University)

 

Advanced SKYWARN

Longwood University 

Chichester Science Center, Room G12

Registration for this session is required. Please register online here.

 

 

12/7/2016

(Wed)

 

 

 

 

 7 pm

 

 

Hanover, VA

(Hanover County)

 

Basic SKYWARN

County Administration Building.

7516 County Complex Rd.

Registration for this session is required. Please register online here.

 

 

12/12/2016

(Mon)

 

 

 

6 pm

 

 

 ONLINE SKYWARN

 

 

ONLINE  BASIC SKYWARN

Registration for this session is required.

Register for this session here.

 

 

 

12/13/2016

(Tue)

 

 

 

 

6 pm

 

 

 ONLINE SKYWARN

 

 

ONLINE  ADVANCED SKYWARN

Registration for this session is required.

Register for this session here.

Spring  2017    

 

 

3/20/2017

(Mon)

 

 

 

 

6 pm

 

 

 

 Norfolk, VA

(City of Norfolk in partnership with Old Dominion University)

 

Advanced SKYWARN

Old Dominion University

Webb University Center 

1526 W 49th St.

Registration information coming soon!

 

4/27/2017

(Thu)

 

 

 

 6 pm

 

Melfa, VA

(Accomack County)

 

Advanced SKYWARN

Site & Registration information soon!

 

** 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

 

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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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