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Weather Report

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

 

CLASS DATE TIME COUNTY LOCATION POC REGISTRATION INFORMATION
BASICS 1

Thursday

5/22/2014

6:00-9:00pm Howard Robinson Nature Center
6692 Cedar Lane
Columbia, MD
Tom McNeal

rphilps@howardcountymd.gov

410-313-6030

Net Control Operator Class

Saturday

5/24/2014

9:00 am-12:00 pm Prince Georges Prince Georges Fire Services Building
6820 Webster St.
Landover Hills, MD 20784
Paul Bowling

https://pgskywarnncs140524.eventbrite.com

paul@w4atn.com

410-353-9196

BASICS 1

Wednesday

7/23/2014

6:00-9:00pm St. Marys St. Mary's County Library
Charlotte Hall Branch
37600 New Market Road
Charlotte Hall, MD 20622
  ema@stmarysmd.com

 

Class Descriptions

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.