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National Weather Service Baltimore/Washington

SKYWARN ®

To Submit a Weather Report

SNOW REPORTS: If you are a spotter, submit snow reports at: https://goo.gl/forms/9617O51NiDXOvYwD2
Flooding, hail, wind or tornado reports: Call 1-800-253-7091
Other reports can be emailed to: lwx-report@noaa.gov

 

Upcoming SKYWARN® Classes

CLASS DATE TIME COUNTY LOCATION REGISTRATION

 

We are currently scheduling winter/spring 2017 classes!

Note: Advanced classes require SKYWARN® Basics as a prerequisite. You may attend a class even if it is not in the county you reside in.
Due to the high demand of classes we can not offer classes in every region every season. 


 

What is SKYWARN®?

SKYWARN® is a national network of volunteer severe weather spotters. The spotters are trained by local National Weather Service Forecast Offices on how to spot severe thunderstorms, tornadoes, hail and flooding. In some parts of the country, spotters also report snowfall and ice accumulation.

 

Join SKYWARN®

 

National Weather Service Baltimore/Washington

SKYWARN® Presentations

 

Descriptions of SKYWARN Spotter Classes

 

SKYWARN® Basics (pdf)

SKYWARN® Convection (pdf)

SKYWARN® Winter (pdf)

SKYWARN® Tropical (pdf)

SKYWARN® Flood (pdf)

 

Basic Spotter Field Guide

 

**Online Courses Available**

National SKYWARN® courses are also offered online by COMET on their MetED site (located here.) These courses can be extra value to you however they do not replace the SKYWARN® Basics course taught by one of our meteorologists from the National Weather Service Baltimore/Washington. These online courses leave out vital information on the multitude of weather threats we get in the Mid-Atlantic region.

 

Amateur Radio

National Capital Area Skywarn Support Group

 

Additional SKYWARN® Information

National SKYWARN Page

Print our a Spotter ID card

 
Forgot your Spotter ID? Contact us!
Questions? Contact Heather Sheffield Kenyon, Skywarn Program Coordinator at NWS Baltimore/Washington