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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

FLOOD
(BASIC 1 Required)

Thurs,
 
5/28/2015

6:30-
9:30PM

Prince George's

Paul Bowling

City of Laurel OEM / Laurel PD
Partnership Hall
811 5th St
Laurel, MD 20707

http://skywarn-flood-0515.eventbrite.com/?aff=NWSLWX

FLOOD
(BASIC 1 Required)

Mon,

6/8/2015

6:00-
9:00PM

City of Fairfax

Walter English

Sherwood Community Center
3740 Old Lee Highway
Fairfax, VA 22030

 

https://eventbrite.com/event/16793787671

 
BASIC 1 Thurs,

6/11/2015
6:30-
9:30PM
Greene Melissa McDaniel
Greene County Sheriff's Office 10005 Spotswood Trail Stanardsville, VA 22973

To Register, either call or email Melissa:

Phone: 434-985-8682, extension 501

Email: mmcdaniel@gcvasheriff.us

 

 

**Classes for Fall 2015 and Spring 2016 will be organized this summer. Please check back periodically for an updated schedule** 

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

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.