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SKYWARN® Training Classes and Information

Upcoming Classes (Course Listing)

 

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

 

*** We are coordinating additional Classes for Fall 2015. please contact us via e-mail or use contact information below.

 

Fall Sessions

September 2015
Day
City, State
Time
Location

 

23

(Wed)

 

 

Gloucester, VA

(Gloucester County)

 

6 PM

 

Gloucester County EOC. 7478 Justice Dr. Further site information to be announced soon. Register for this class at NWS Wakefield SKYWARN Registration Portal. 

 

29

(Tue)

 

 

Farmville, VA

(Prince Edward County)

 

 

6 PM

 

 

Longwood University. Further site information to be announced soon. Register for this class at NWS Wakefield SKYWARN Registration Portal. 

October 2015
Day
City, State
Time
Location

 

19

(Mon)

 

 

Disputanta, VA

(Prince George County)

 

6:30 PM

 

Crater Criminal Justice Training Academy. 6130 County Drive (US 460). Register for this class at NWS Wakefield SKYWARN Registration Portal. 

 

21

(Wed)

 

 

Montross, VA

(Westmoreland County)

 

6 PM

 

Westmoreland County Judicial Center, Sheriff's Office Training Room. 175 Polk St. Register for this class at NWS Wakefield SKYWARN Registration Portal.

November 2015
Day
City, State
Time
Location

 

17

(Tue)

 

Chesterfield, VA

(Chesterfield County)

 

6 PM

 

 

Joint Chesterfield/Colonial Heights Presentation. Eanes-Pittman Public Safety Center. 6610 Public Safety Way. Register for this class at NWS Wakefield SKYWARN Registration Portal.

 

December 2015
Day
City, State
Time
Location

 

1

(Tue)

 

 

Bowling Green, VA

(Caroline County)

 

6 PM

 

ADVANCED SKYWARN. Rappahannock Energy Cooperative. 14380 Fredericksburg Tpke. 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 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!