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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
WINTER
(P
rerequisites: BASIC 1)

Thursday,

1/29/2015

6:30-9:30pm Prince Georges Prince Georges Fire Services Building
6820 Webster St.
Landover Hills, MD 20784
Paul Bowling

http://www.eventbrite.com/e/skywarn-winter-storm-15-02-tickets-14679293161?aff=NWSWashington

paul@w4atn.com

BASIC 1

Wednesday,

2/4/2015

9:00 am-Noon Montgomery
9609 Medical Center Drive Rockville, MD 20850
Jeff
Alderdice

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nws-skywarn-spotter-class-registration-14877447847

jeffrey.alderdice@nih.gov

BASICS 1

Wednesday

2/18/2015

1:00-4:00pm Nelson 94 Courthouse Sq
Lovingston, VA 22949
John
Adkins
jadkins@nelsoncounty.org
BASIC 1 Thursday,

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

rphilps@howardcountymd.gov
 

 

** 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

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 Ashley Sears at ashley.sears@noaa.gov to ask a question.