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NWS SKYWARN®

Class Schedule

Class Descriptions

Registration

Presentations
& Field Guides

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 Friday,

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

http://www.resa8.org/?PN=Calendar

On the calendar, click the event on
April 17 "Pendleton County Training Weekend". There will be an icon for registration in the window that pops up.

**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 Tad 
Malcolm
Romney 911 Dispatch Center
1160 Jersey Mountain Rd
Romney, WV 26757

Please email Tad to register

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 Butch Eigenbrode Emergency Services (EOC)16232 Elliott Pkwy
Williamsport, MD 21795

Please email Butch 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

 

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 and Field Guides

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

 

Please also feel free to download a copy of the Basic Spotters' Field Guide for more information.

English Version

Spanish Version

 

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.