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E-mail weather report to LWX-Report@noaa.gov. However, call 800-253-7091 if it is a wind, hail, or tornado report.

 

UPCOMING SKYWARN® CLASSES

 

DATE TIME COUNTY CITY LOCATION POC REGISTRATION INFORMATION

Tuesday

4/15/2014

6:00-9:00pm Harford Forrest Hill, MD
Harford County Department of Emergency Services
2220 Ady Rd
Forest Hill, MD 21050
Jenn Phelps

Thursday

4/17/2014

6:00-9:00pm Warren Front Royal, VA Warren County Public Safety Building
200 Skyline Vista Drive, Suite 200
Front Royal, VA 22630
Captain Gerry Maiatico

http://registration.warrencountyfire.com

540-636-3830 or gmaiatico@warrencountyfire.com

Wednesday

4/23/2014

6:00-9:00pm Montgomery Gaithersburg, MD Montgomery County EOC
1300 Quince Orchard Blvd
Gaithersburg, MD 20878
 

Registration is closed.

Class is full.

Thursday

4/24/2014

6:00-9:00pm Albemarle Charlottesville, VA Charlottesville City Hall
605 E. Main St.
Charlottesville, VA 22902
City Council Chambers - 2nd Floor

Allison Farole

 

http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/GQQ7DV3

434-970-1798
afarole@albemarle.org

Tuesday

4/29/2014

6:00-9:00pm Baltimore Reisterstown, MD 5401 Rue Saint Lo Drive
Reisterstown, MD 21136
Reed Correll

https://memamaryland.csod.com

reed.correll@maryland.gov

Wednesday

4/30/2014

6:00-9:00pm Grant Petersburg, WV Grant County Courthouse
(Upper Level Courtroom)
5 Highland Ave.
Petersburg, WV
Peggy Bobo Alt
or
Ashley Wratchford

304-257-5451

grantcooes@citlink.net

Thursday

5/15/2014

6:00-9:00pm Frederick Frederick, MD
Frederick County Public Safety Training Facility
5370 Public Safety Place, Room 130
Frederick, MD 21704
 

Registration is closed.

Class is full.

 

People are required to pre-register for all classes. This is necessary to control class size and provide the proper amount of handouts. Classes have a limited amount of space. If you register for a class and can not make it, please notify us so we can make your spot available to someone else. Upcoming classes are announced on this page and on NOAA Weather Radio. All training classes and Skywarn® membership are free.  Registration procedures are listed  below.

National SKYWARN® courses are also offered online by COMET on their MetED site (located here). These courses are also free, and can be of extra value to you with severe thunderstorms and tornadoes. However, the local information on the multitude of weather threats we get in our region is missing. It is because of this vital missing information that you will not be registered into our spotter database or receive a spotter number until you take our Basics I SKYWARN® class taught by one of our meteorologists from the NWS Baltimore/Washington Forecast Office.

 

Skywarn® Information FAQ

What is SKYWARN®?
How to Join SKYWARN®
What is the Advisory Committee?
Where are our spotters?

Reporting Procedures

Severe Weather Reporting
Winter Weather Reporting
Spotter Glossary

Amateur Radio

How to Join Local Amateur Radio
SKYWARN® Amateur Radio Frequencies
American Radio Relay League (ARRL)
VA Amateur Radio Emergency Services

Other Related Sites

Make your family disaster plan here!
National Skywarn® Page
FEMA
Hurricane Watch Net

 


E-mail LWX Skywarn Coordinator at Kevin.Witt@noaa.gov to ask a question.