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Winter Storm Watch in effect for Southern Vermont for Heavy Wet Snow.

Heavy wet snow will fall on Friday across northern New York and central and southern Vermont. This will lead to scattered power outages across the North County and locally hazardous travel. Read More >

On-site SKYWARN™ training is conducted on a limited basis to larger groups or as a part of larger organized outreach events. We often work through state and county emergency management agencies in northern New York and Vermont. Working with/through these groups may be a good place to start if you're considering hosting a SKYWARN™ training session. To arrange a talk with the National Weather Service in Burlington, please have the following ready before contacting us:

  • Have a facility, date and time established, with preferably a back-up date and time. Email Scott Whittier ( or John Goff ( to check availability.
  • Class sizes are generally offered for at least 15 individuals.
  • Classes will generally be offered Monday through Thursday, though if planned well in advance, exceptions may be made for a Friday or Saturday date. No sessions will be offered on Sundays.
  • Talks are usually held in the evening with start times from 5pm to 7pm and last approximately 1.5 to 2 hours.
  • Provide a volunteer, or contact point from your group to help in organizing the talk.
  • All training is free and open to the public.