(How you can help your neighbors)
The Skywarn™ Spotter program is a voluntary program in which the public can
participate and interact with your local NWS Office. Skywarn™ spotters are encouraged to relay
critical weather information to their local NWS Office, in support of the Warning and Forecast
Operations. The information they provide routinely helps the NWS Forecasters make better/more
informed forecasts, and helps them to warn others of impending dangers or hazards.
A list of what we ask our Spotters to report, and
How to Report.
"How do I become a Skywarn™ Spotter," you ask??
SkyWarn™ Spotters are asked to receive weather spotter training and safety information during
informational sessions, normally conducted by the local NWS Warning Coordination Meteorologist
(WCM), and Forecasters. These training sessions are usually
conducted in the Spring and Summer months, in anticipation of the climatological Severe Weather
Many of our Skywarn™ spotters are also Amateur Radio operators. These spotters use amateur radio frequencies to relay important and time sensitive
information to the NWS. See a map of
frequencies listened to by the NWS.
Skywarn™ Spotter Newsletters:
On-line Spotter Education
All NWS State College Text Statements/Forecasts: