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NWS SKYWARN®

Class Schedule

Class Descriptions

Registration

Presentations

Online Courses

FAQ

Reporting Procedures

Amateur Radio

Related Sites

 

To Submit a Weather Report

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

 

UPCOMING SKYWARN® CLASSES

 

CLASS DATE TIME COUNTY POC       LOCATION       REGISTRATION INFORMATION
BASIC 1 Saturday,

3/28/2015
1:00-4:00pm Prince George's Amy Solomon University of Maryland
Martin Hall
College Park, MD 20742
https://eventbrite.com/event/15650070783/
BASIC 1 Monday,

3/30/2015
6:00-9:00pm City of Fairfax Walter English

**Please note, this is the new address**
Sherwood Community Center
3740 Old Lee Hwy
Fairfax VA 22020

 

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/skywarn-weather-spotter-class-city-of-fairfax-tickets-15896709486
BASIC 1 Thursday,

4/2/2015
6:30-9:30pm Howard Richard
Philps
Robinson Nature Center
6692 Cedar Ln
Columbia, MD 21044
https://skywarnhoward.eventbrite.com
BASIC 1 Tuesday,

4/7/2015
6:00-9:00pm DC Heather
Kraus
The George Washington University
Marvin Center

800 21st St., NW,  
Room 309 Washington D.C. 20052

Please email Heather to register

emevents@gwu.edu

** ** Registration closes April 2, 2015 ** **

BASIC 1 Friday,

4/17/2015
6:00-9:00pm Pendleton Mike
Alt
Upper Tract Training Center
11596 Petersburg Pike
Upper Tract, WV 26866

www.resa8.org

**Pre-registration closes April 13th**

BASIC 1 Friday,

4/17/2015
6:00-9:00pm Frederick, VA Chester Lauck 1080 Coverstone Dr
Winchester, VA 22602

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nws-skywarn-tickets-15677642250

BASIC 1 Thursday,

4/23/2015
6:00-9:00pm Fauquier Sara
Makely
Fauquier Hospital
500 Hospital Dr
Warrenton, VA 20186
https://eventbrite.com/event/15949052044/
BASIC 1

Monday,

5/11/2015

6:00-9:00pm Hampshire Brian Malcolm TBD Registration Information Coming Soon
BASIC 1 Wednesday,

5/13/2015
7:00-10:00pm Loudoun Rob Hiltner Loudoun County Fire and Rescue Training Center
Auditorium #2,
16600 Courage Court
Leesburg, VA 20175
http://www.eventbrite.com/e/national-weather-service-skywarn-basics-i-tickets-15718780295
BASIC 1

Thursday,

5/14/2015

6:00-9:00pm Washington Ron Meihls Emergency Services (EOC)16232 Elliott Pkwy
Williamsport, MD 21795

Please email Ron to register

 
Please supply your Name, Address &
Phone Number
 
FLOOD
(BASIC 1 Required)

Thursday,
 
5/28/2015

6:30-9:30PM Prince George's Paul Bowling Laurel City OEM,
Laurel City Hall

8103 Sandy Spring
Laurel, MD 20784
http://skywarn-flood-0515.eventbrite.com/?aff=NWSLWX

 

** We are in the process of coordinating SKYWARN® Classes for 2015. Please check back if you currently do not see a course in your area.**

 

Class Descriptions

 

Registering for a SKYWARN® Class

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. 

 

SKYWARN® Presentations

Please feel free to download or print up our SKYWARN® presentation(s) either prior to the class to take notes on or as a review after the course.

BASIC 1

WINTER STORM

FLOOD - Coming Soon

TROPICAL - Coming Soon

 

ONLINE SKYWARN® Courses

National SKYWARN® courses are also offered online by COMET on their MetED site (located here). These courses are 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 Ashley Sears at ashley.sears@noaa.gov for any questions, comments, concerns or if you have forgotten your Spotter ID.